Tony Khan admits he had to scramble after “butchering” his definition of Forbidden Door

Feb 10, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

AEW President Tony Khan admitted that he screwed up his own definition of the Forbidden Door when he sent the tweet last week and had to scramble to secure the services of Jay White.

Khan’s definition of the Forbidden Door is a wrestler who is contracted to another promotion who shows up in AEW as well and his surprise signing, Keith Lee, was a free agent and not tied to WWE or anyone else. That would not have classified Lee as a “forbidden door” arrival.

“I realized after the fact that Friday night I butchered my own definition of Forbidden Door in hyping tonight,” Khan wrote in a tweet. “I heard the fans’ feedback, & wanted to ensure that tonight was a special #AEWDynamite for all. Thank you everyone who watched!”

Last week, Khan claimed that someone is coming in and “slamming the door shut” on his previous employer. The vague wording ended up being nothing however as Lee was a free agent already.

4 Responses

  1. Joseph says:

    He didn’t screw anything up. He knew exactly what he was doing.

  2. Jon J says:

    The Khan Man really.

    Overhype Under Deliver
    Only nerds and dorks know who Jay white is anyway. Those 60000 ppl who watched him on impact all watch aew already.
    Forbidden Door? Seriously this is some legit cringe shhhhhtuff

  3. James from the Sewer says:

    Great show IMO..

    Rarely watch anything current. I was invested the entire time.

  4. Chatty One says:

    He totally did it on purpose to play up and get people to tune in. Really only Shane McMahon or Jeff Hardy breaking his non compete would have really fit his original description. Neither of which was happening. Which is not a direct dig at Keith Lee or Jay White but neither right now are going to bring in new people.

    We all know the cycle, AEW will do something to increase things but then it’ll go down again because they won’t retain the last small bump they had because people are going to get bored after watching a couple weeks.

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