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Tony Khan: 'Terrible' Max Caster AEW Dark rap shouldn't have aired


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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 Duke lacrosse rape case from 2006, PCR tests being fake, and a sexual joke about 19-year-old AEW wrestler Julia Hart. The episode of Dark was taken down after it aired last night and then re-uploaded with the rap taken out.

Khan called Caster's rap "terrible" while addressing the situation on Busted Open Radio. Khan said it should have been caught in the editing process and never should have aired. Khan said he'll be taking over the editing of Dark and Dark: Elevation going forward.

"On the subject of Dark and one of those teams that broke through and really came and did a good job through Dark, one of those teams is The Acclaimed. That’s Anthony Bowens & Max Caster. And speaking of Dark, last night on Dark, Max Caster's rap was terrible. I was not out there in the moment when he did it. It was not during Dynamite. I was out back when Max had said this rap. I had not heard it until last night, truthfully," Khan said.

"In the editing process, it should have been caught. We deleted the episode and re-posted it with that edited out, but it shouldn't have aired. I put such tight controls on Dynamite, and this would never have happened there because Max's raps, I have always gone over them with him. And, frankly, every segment on Dynamite, I don't script or write wrestlers' promos, but the bullet points, I give. In this case, it shouldn't have happened. What will happen going forward is I will be taking over the editing of Dark and Elevation myself. I was already editing Dynamite and Rampage. And I do a lot, and now I will also be editing Dark and Elevation. It's unfortunate that it came to that."

Last night's Dark was the 100th episode of the show. The Acclaimed teamed 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 on the show.