Tony Khan addresses the firing of AEW Spanish announcer Willie Urbina

As previously noted, AEW announcer Willie Urbina was heard on a live mic as he was making fun of AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida during the May 28th 2021 Friday Night Dynamite Spanish broadcast. Urbina was promptly fired from the company.

During the AEW Double or Nothing post-show press conference, AEW President Tony Khan addressed the firing…

“I didn’t think there was any excuse. I was not happy. Afterwards, I heard what was said and having our commentators involved with what was said about her, who I also apologized to, I thought it was best for the company to make this decision.” (quote courtesy of