Tony Khan on Tay and Sammy: “I like Sammy and Tay together, the fans do not”

May 9, 2022 - by James Walsh

Tony Khan Explains His Decision To Turn Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti Heel…

In an interview with the Swerve City Podcast (via Fightful), AEW CEO Tony Khan explained his decision to turn Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti heel, noting that the fans’ reaction played a part.

He said:

“Since she’s come into AEW, she’s had great matches. Obviously, her presentation has changed and changed and now it’s continued to evolve with Sammy and they’ve found something really special on and off-screen. It’s great and I’m really happy for them. I was really happy for them, so maybe I misread how happy the fans would be for them. I think I’ve course-corrected that. Course correcting, you don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole. I like Sammy, I like Tay. The fans like Sammy, the fans like Tay. I like Sammy and Tay together. The fans do not. That’s where we differentiate. That is what I’ve come to accept.“

One Response

  1. Mackdeezy says:

    I gotta disagree with Kahn on a few things, here. (No surprise there.)

    From what I’ve gathered, the fans turned them heel, really. Also, it isn’t heel heat, it’s “Go Away” heat. People just don’t like Sammy. I have to guess people don’t like Tay by association, but they REALLY dont like Sammy.

    Also, him saying “I like them but the fans don’t” seems a tad tone deaf. People blame Vince for not listening to the fans, but Kahn saying this is him admitting to that.

    And that’s the only time I’ll mention Vince in this thouggt. Let’s not lose sight of what’s really discussed here.

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