Tony Khan thinks it made a lot of sense to air CM Punk-Jack Perry scuffle on AEW Dynamite, says Perry got superstar reaction at NJPW Windy City Riot

Khan reflects on his decision. 

Going into the 4/10 episode of AEW Dynamite, it was being promoted that backstage footage from AEW All In would be airing on the program. When it came time for the show, AEW showed the physical altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry that led to Punk’s termination from the company and Perry being suspended

Tony Khan guest appeared on The Chris Russell Show and was asked about that decision. He feels it made a lot of sense. Khan stated that because of the altercation, there was a thought that FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) versus The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson) would have to kick off All In. 

He added that it was fascinating to hear and see the reaction that Jack Perry received at NJPW Windy City Riot in Chicago. Khan said Perry got a superstar reaction. 

Well I think it made a lot of sense (to air CM Punk-Jack Perry footage on AEW Dynamite). First of all, Young Bucks, FTR, Ladder match coming up at AEW Dynasty for the World Tag Team Championships. This is the fourth chapter in FTR versus The Young Bucks. I believe they’re the two greatest tag teams in wrestling, the two best tag teams on the planet and the last time they wrestled, Young Bucks-FTR III was at Wembley Stadium, AEW All In, and a lot happened that day. They were the third match on the pay-per-view and at one point, it looked like we were gonna have to call them up and they were gonna have to wrestle the first match and then they ended up going on in the spot they were in but The Young Bucks said the whole day, everything that happened, it really affected their mental preparation, they weren’t able to pray before the match, they were very stressed out and they slipped on the banana peel, lost the match and they blamed FTR, they blamed what happened at Wembley Stadium… in hindsight, that’s why they refused to shake FTR’s hand in front of those 81,035 fans. The biggest crowd ever in pro wrestling… And it was fascinating to see after that tape played, the reaction that Jack Perry got at New Japan Pro-Wrestling this week. He got the reaction of a superstar and that is not altogether unexpected and it is something very interesting. Perhaps the side effect of this, Jack Perry, already a big star in wrestling. Really the way the crowd connected with him in Chicago, that was interesting to see. Definitely leaves a lot of intrigue going into tomorrow night on TBS, AEW Dynamite coming off last week and also into AEW Dynasty pay-per-view this weekend.

The match between FTR and The Young Bucks at Dynasty is going to be a Ladder match for the vacant AEW World Tag Team Championships. 

It’ll be their fourth match against one another and FTR is in the lead 2-1. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit The Chris Russell Show with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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