Tony Khan Says It Is Not His Place To Punish Swerve Strickland

Tony Khan says it is not his place to punish Swerve Strickland.

In recent weeks, Swerve Strickland has been a true menace of a heel, as he has been torturing Hangman Adam Page throughout their feud, even breaking into Hangman’s house and giving his son a Mogul Embassy shirt.

This act has been called out by many fans, as it was an extreme act even in the world of professional wrestling.

Speaking on the AEW Full Gear media call, Tony Khan explained why Swerve was not punished.

“I’ve had people ask me, at times, questions about what’s happening with some of the heels and why I haven’t punished them for some of the things they’ve done. Frankly, I don’t think it’s my place to and I don’t think it would serve the babyfaces in these situations for me to be doing that. In this situation with Swerve and Hangman, there has been some stuff that has happened outside of the ring and it’s really not my place. It would be the place of the authorities, perhaps. For me, it’s pro wrestling, and I would want them to settle it in the ring. Should I have suspended Swerve or punished Swerve for the home invasion? Absolutely not. That’s a place for the legal authorities, to do stuff like that, and in this case, I want them to settle it in the ring,”

Tony Khan

Swerve and Hangman are set to go one on one on Saturday evening, as their rematch will take place in a Texas Deathmatch.

H/T to Fightful for transcription

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