Bischoff Suggests AEW Should Stop Bashing WWE on their Show 

Jan 16, 2022 - by James Walsh

An article was published on TheStar.com that covered the competition between WWE and AEW. Eric Bischoff was interviewed for the piece and said the following about AEW taking shots at WWE…

“If they [AEW] don’t have the balls to go head-to-head, then shut up and wrestle. There is no tactical advantage in completely degrading your competition when it’s clear to your audience that you don’t have the guts to do anything about it. You’re fighting a fight that you are not willing to get in. It’s childish to me.”

AEW Tony Khan provided a response to what Bischoff said…

“I don’t care what night the shows are on. It’s really irresponsible for (Bischoff) to say that because I don’t pick what night the show is on. These are time slots that I was assigned.”

Can Tony Khan’s AEW beat Vince McMahon and WWE at its own game?

Tony Schiavone was WCW’s lead commentator during the “Monday Night Wars” and finds himself in the thick of things once again with AEW. He says the incredible rate at which his current employer is signing wrestlers cast away by WWE has made watching the show a must for fear of missing out on another shocking debut.

3 Responses

  1. Really? says:

    Kinda hate to say it since I’m a fan of both brands (that’s right, kids, it’s possible to like both and not force yourself into a mindset that one can do no wrong and the other can do no right), but AEW always taking shots at WWE but not the other way around just reinforces the point that they aren’t competition *right now.* That doesn’t mean AEW isn’t building, growing and doing good things. That doesn’t mean they won’t ever be competition for WWE. They just aren’t at this point in their relatively young existence. WCW wasn’t legitimate competition for WWE at their three-year mark either, but they got there, for a while. AEW might too. But they aren’t there yet.

    Which means that in some ways, Bischoff is right. In wrestling terms, it’s like Riddle taking shots at Lesnar before he had anything to back it up. In sports terms, it’s a football team in their first year in Division I calling out Alabama. In relationship terms, it’s that guy who keeps talking s*** about his ex to show he’s “so over her and doesn’t even think about her anymore.” It’s pretty rare for the second party in those scenarios to respond. They don’t need to, because right or wrong they’re the ones who hold the power.

  2. Travis says:

    This coming from the guy who use to give out taped Raw results on live Nitro and challenged Vince McMahon to a fight…again on a live Nitro. And the PG era PC marks eat it up. Soft Nerds.

  3. Mackdeezy says:

    To play Devil’s Advocate here, I have to wonder if he’s saying that BECAUSE he knows what talking about the competition does from experience. Granted, that whole fingerpoke of doom business didn’t really help.

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