In a recent interview, Nigel McGuinness, the prominent figure associated with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), delved into the challenges the wrestling world faces in the age of digital media, especially regarding backstage incidents and the rapid spread of news.
Speaking candidly about the matters surrounding the "All In" event, McGuinness shared his views on how social media can amplify a few voices, sometimes overshadowing the hard work and dedication of many. "It's undoubtedly a complicated situation we find ourselves in today," began McGuinness, his words captured meticulously by Fightful.
"The essence of social media is such that a handful of individuals can dominate the conversation. As someone who witnessed firsthand the immense effort and dedication that went into 'All In', it's disheartening to see the focus shifted from the event's grandeur to backstage scuffles.
In many ways, it feels like the efforts of numerous talented individuals, including myself, are sidelined by these discussions."
Nigel McGuinness Reflects on Internet's Impact
McGuinness, who joined the AEW ranks in April 2023, also commented on the broader influence of the internet on today's wrestling community.
"The web has become a massive component of everything we do, but not always in the most positive light," he remarked. Addressing the intricacies of managing the AEW's affairs, McGuinness expressed his admiration for Khan, the company's pivotal figure.
"Khan's role is undeniably challenging. With the responsibility of managing backstage dynamics and overseeing three distinct shows, he undoubtedly has his work cut out," McGuinness stated. This discussion comes in the wake of the recent announcement made by Khan regarding the release of Punk from AEW following a certain incident.
Wrestling enthusiasts are eagerly looking forward to the company's upcoming pay-per-view event, "All Out", set to take place at Chicago's famed United Center. This major event follows a week after the spectacular "All In" held at Wembley Stadium in London, England, underlining a busy schedule for the wrestling giant.