Booker T responds to AEW President Tony Khan taking shots at WWE on social media

As previously noted, AEW President Tony Khan took a shot at WWE for John Cena and The Undertaker drawing under a million television viewers. Khan also wrote that Vince McMahon “has allegedly used his power and influence to shoot a lot of shots.”

During his podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and NXT commentator Booker T responded to Khan’s social media posts…

“One guy I try not to dig at is Tony Khan because he’s a guy trying to run a business. But at the same time, I gotta take a dig at this last comment that he made about the NXT rating. He said that it was the first time that John Cena and the Undertaker appeared in front of less than a million people for #WWE and the thing is, he’s got Edge and Christian and all of those guys… So it’s like, when you say stuff like that, you might want to think about it before you say stuff like that. Because Edge was in the main event. Edge was in the main event of that show and they pulled 609 (thousand viewers). The thing is, I’m sure, I’m sure Tony Khan thought that that was going to be a bigger number. I can’t be positive on this but I can imagine that Tony Khan would have thought that AEW Dynamite would have gotten a bigger number.”

“… I don’t know what Tony Khan’s modus operandi is, I don’t know what his fixation on WWE is but I’ve said this once, I’ll say it a thousand times – Tony Khan got a hell of a product, he’s got a hell of a thing going but I really think that just like WCW, they focused on ‘WWE, WWE’, everything they were doing, they were trying to counterprogram every Monday night. ‘What are they doing? What are they doing?’ And I really think that WCW thought themselves right out of the war because they were focused on winning and beating WWE when they had a hell of a product already.” (quotes courtesy of