Things got interesting between Randy Orton and AEW President Tony Khan when they exchanged words on social media.
It began when Khan replied to a tweet by CM Punk, who was hyping his appearance on Tuesday’s WWE Backstage on FS1. Punk says “no one is safe” when he talks about the good and bad of pro wrestling. He tagged Tony Khan in the tweet, along with Vince McMahon and the Backstage team.
Tony Khan fired back with a reference to WWE’s recent travel issues in Saudi Arabia.
The response by Khan got the attention of Randy Orton, who just signed a new longterm deal with WWE. Orton replied with a negative article about Khan’s father, businessman Shahid Khan. Tony called out Randy Orton for using AEW as leverage for a bigger WWE contract and referenced a recent story about Randy Orton allegedly using inexcusable racial language during a Twitch video game stream.
AEW Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes commented on Tony Khan’s response to Randy Orton.
Randy Orton Staying With WWE
Orton had teased on social media that he could be leaving WWE for the rival promotion, AEW (All Elite Wrestling) before making a decision about his future.
The WWE veteran stayed with the company that helped him turn out to be a big star when he signed an extension with WWE.
This new deal will keep him under contract with WWE for the next five years. It was reported that the former WWE Champion had been weighing his options in the final months of a 10-year WWE contract.
In recent years, he has worked a more limited schedule for the company.