Corey Graves takes a shot at AEW President Tony Khan during WWE Smackdown?

Just prior to the September 2nd 2023 edition of AEW Collision at Chicago’s United Center, AEW President Tony Khan appeared before fans and was met with boos. Khan addressed his decision to fire CM Punk and Punk’s backstage altercation with Jack Perry at the 2023 All In PPV event

“I’ve been going to wrestling shows for over 30 years as a fan, and I’ve been producing them on TNT here for almost four years now. And this is the first time, this incident, that I have ever feared for my safety at a wrestling show, that I have ever feared for my life. More than I’ve ever feared for the safety of the people who work backstage.”

During the December 15th 2023 edition of WWE Smackdown, announcer Corey Graves seemingly took a shot at Khan while talking about Owens punching people backstage…

“He (Owens) punched Theory in the face. Theory was simply trying to get even and look out for the safety of everyone backstage. I was fear of my safety a few times!”