During his Wednesday appearance on Busted Open Radio, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan addressed Max Caster’s rap from this week’s episode of AEW Dark.
The rap included references to Olympian Simone Biles’ mental health situation, the 2006 Duke lacrosse rape case, false PCR tests and a sex joke about 19-year-old AEW wrestler Julia Hart. The Dark episode was pulled after it aired last night and then re-uploaded with the rap removed.
Khan called Caster’s rap “terrible” when addressing the situation on Busted Open Radio. Khan said it should have been caught up in the editing process and should never have aired. Khan has stated that he will take charge of the editing of Dark and Dark: Elevation in the future.
“About Dark and one of those teams that broke through and really came out and did a good job because of Dark, one of those teams is The Acclaimed. It’s Anthony Bowens and Max Caster. And speaking of Dark, last night on Dark, Max Caster’s rap was terrible. I wasn’t there when he did it. It wasn’t during Dynamite. I was there when Max said that rap. I hadn’t heard it until last night, actually, “Khan noted.
“In the editing process, it should have been caught. We deleted the episode and reposted it with the edited one, but it shouldn’t have aired. I put such tight controls on Dynamite, and that would never have happened there because Max’s raps, I always watched them with him. And, frankly, every segment on Dynamite, I don’t script or write wrestler promos, but the chips, I give. In this case, it shouldn’t have happened. What will happen in the future is that I will be taking over the editing of Dark and Elevation myself. I was already in the process of ride Dynamite and Rampage. And I do a lot, and now I’m also going to ride Dark and Elevation. It’s a shame that happened for that. “
Last night Dark was the 100th episode of the series. The Acclaimed teamed up with Matt Hardy & The Blade to defeat The Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison), Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal in an eight-man tag match in the series.