In an interview with The NY Post, AEW CEO and President Tony Khan revealed he ended up getting a couple of broken ribs at the end of the Rampage taping that took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Khan said it happened when America’s Top Team of Jorge Masvidal, Junior dos Santos, Paige VanZant and others attacked Chris Jericho and Jake Hager after their match with Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page.
It was noted that Khan, who usually stays away from the action, confronted the America’s Top Team who were returning to the backstage area after the storyline attack. He was then taken off his feet by the 6-foot-4, 238-pound dos Santos, and ended up with broken ribs in the process.
“He cracked them…I’ll be OK…But he legitimately cracked them…I’ll be OK…It’s been a few weeks, but I’m sleeping on my right side.”
Khan said the interaction was not planned and just kind of happened. He was also yelling at the fighters that they need to exit quickly because the show was under time constraints of a midnight curfew at Ashe.
Upon returning to finish producing the show, Khan did not tell anyone about his injuries, saying he “no-sold it” because he did not want the doctor pulling him out of the chair. He made it clear that dos Santos did nothing wrong, calling the interaction as a whole “a great moment.”
Dos Santos’ debut match will see him team with Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page against Chris Jericho, Jake Hager and TNT Champion Sammy Guevara on this Friday night’s special live ”Rampage.”