It’s Friday, and you realize what which means. Well, normally it is AEW President Tony Khan selling matches for the week’s All Elite Wrestling programming and hyping up matches for AEW Rampage. Tony did that for the match of ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta versus Jon Moxley–but it was preempted by a fairly weird Twitter thread, through which he seemingly implies that WWE is behind a coordinated effort to criticize AEW on social media.
“An independent study has confirmed that much of the staunch anti-AEW online community aren’t real individuals,” Khan tweeted on his private account. “It’s a staff running thousands of accounts [plus] an army of bots to signal boost them. Look closely, these aren’t real people. Who’d pay for such a wildly expensive thing?”
An unbiased research has confirmed that a lot of the staunch anti-AEW on-line group aren’t actual people, it’s a employees working 1000’s of accounts + a military of bots to sign enhance them. Look intently, these aren’t actual individuals. Who’d pay for such a *wildly* costly factor?
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 8, 2022
“Research this one yourselves. You internet detectives thrive in these situations,” Khan continued, earlier than selling the Yuta/Moxley match for Friday’s Rampage card. He then added, “Ever wonder why so much of the activity of these accounts is retweets and replies? Like who actually has 80% of their activity as [straight-up] retweets?”
Wrestling personalities fly off the deal with on a regular basis on social media. Iron Sheik and his handlers in fact are essentially the most infamous, however the attention-grabbing factor about Khan’s publish is that he affords up completely zero proof of such a research or any findings. And if that is some type of a joke, it isn’t one the top of a wrestling firm needs to be making on social media–especially when he is consistently touting viewership numbers, evaluating AEW to WCW, and discussing a supposed rankings battle with WWE since AEW Dynamite’s debut
Spambots and sock puppet accounts aren’t something new, however why goal one thing like anti-AEW accounts after which sling these allegations out of your drafts to your timeline with nothing backing you up? GameSpot reached out to AEW PR however remark and clarification, however no phrase but.