Tony Khan Happy With "Brilliant" New AEW Signing

Tony Khan showers new All Elite Wrestling roster member with immense praise.

Tony Khan Stokely Hathaway

Stokely Hathaway has come in for significant praise from All Elite Wrestling president and founder Tony Khan.

29 May's Double Or Nothing 2022 saw Hathaway arrive in AEW. Hitting the ring during Jade Cargill's TBS Championship defence against Anna Jay, his appearance distracted the challenger long enough for Cargill to retain - and signalled Hathaway's new role as Jade and The Baddies' manager. Stokely has since gone through a busy week of AEW television, seconding The Baddies on both Dynamite and Rampage as a feud with Athena appears to be brewing for Cargill.

Khan hit Twitter with praise for Hathaway on Saturday, calling his social media work "amazing content from a brilliant manager", seemingly delighted that he is now with AEW:-


Hathaway had only been a free agent for a short period prior to joining AEW. Released from WWE, where he worked as Malcolm Bivens, on 29 April, his 30-day non-compete clause expired on the day of Double Or Nothing, allowing him to make the jump.


Signed to WWE in March 2019, Hathway was an NXT 2.0 regular as Diamond Mine's manager at the time of his release. He had reportedly signalled his intention to not sign a contract with extension with the market leaders prior to being let go.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.