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Eric Bischoff Reacts To Tony Khan Saying AEW Is Bigger Than WCW

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Former WCW President Eric Bischoff has been a vocal critic of AEW for years. Recently, he targeted Tony Khan for claiming that All Elite Wrestling is bigger than World Championship Wrestling.

Last year, Bischoff called AEW a “vanity project” and criticized its storylines. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Khan questioned when WCW ever did a $1 million gate, especially in New York, saying:

“When did Eric Bischoff ever come to New York and do a $1 million gate? WCW never did a $1 million gate anywhere! Let alone in NYC!”

In response, Bischoff spoke on Keepin’ it 100, stating:

“Tony is extremely insecure. I think very, very immature—extremely immature emotionally, uh, immature individual. And he’s constantly—that’s why he can’t stop taking shots at WWE.

Let me think about this for a second: WWE is in another universe when it comes to business than AEW. That’s like me opening up a hot dog stand in downtown New York a block away from a Ruth Chris Steakhouse and saying I’m their competition. I’m competing with Ruth Chris. I’ve sold more hot dogs today than Ruth Chris has in the last month. It’s because hot dogs aren’t on the menu. They don’t sell hot dogs; they sell steaks for like 140 bucks a pop.

But Tony likes to think because he has a wrestling—he’s not even in the wrestling business. He’s not in the wrestling business anymore. He doesn’t tour. He does television shows.

He’s a television producer, and wanted that. But Tony, again, a little bit like (Vince) Russo in that sense, wants to be recognized so bad, and that’s why he keeps making statements like that.

It’s why he keeps comparing himself to WWE. It’s why he keeps taking shots at WWE and then crying about tribalism and always being under attack. It’s because he says such stupid—it makes it, I don’t know, recreation to have fun, you know, pulling him apart publicly because he deserves it. He’s causing it.”

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