AEW referees had an particularly unhealthy displaying yesterday (Sept. 23) at Dynamite Grand Slam. The primary three matches of the evening have been all determined by dishonest that the referees have been by no means within the correct place to catch.
“The issue was the cumulative impact of overbooking in essential moments. On their very own individually, the primary three dishonest finishes have been acceptable. One after the opposite after the opposite wears skinny.”
This level of criticism was shared by many followers alike. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer indicated this wasn’t a case of poor communication between brokers / producers. No, Tony Khan booked three consecutive finishes like that on function as a result of it’s a part of a deliberate angle with referee Paul Turner.
Khan then appeared to verify that declare by posting the next tweet as we speak:
Congrats @RefTurnerAEW on refereeing 100 AEW major occasions!
As Senior Official, Paul manages our refs, who do nice work, however missed some illegalities within the first few bouts final evening
I do know we will depend on Paul, I’m asking him to tighten it up, beginning tomorrow on #AEWRampage!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 22, 2022
So AEW referees must cease sucking at their jobs, and it’s as much as Senior Official Paul Turner to verify they get their shit collectively. It doesn’t precisely sound like probably the most compelling angle on the planet, particularly throughout such an essential week of AEW tv.
Will you tune into Rampage tomorrow evening (spoilers here) to see if Paul Turner has what it takes to deal with this significant project?