• Eric Bischoff Says Ted Turner Wouldn’t Have Spent As Much Money As Tony Khan Is Right Now
WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff was recently interviewed by NBC Sports Boston, where he compared his time running World Championship Wrestling for WCW Owner Ted Turner to Tony Khan running All Elite Wrestling these days.
Here’s what Eric had to say:
“Tony Khan now has the ATM Eric (nickname). That ATM Eric thing has gone a long time ago. That man is spending more money than Ted Turner would’ve ever allowed me to spend.”
Despite appearing on AEW TV a few times in brief cameos, Eric Bischoff has hardly anything positive to say about Khan’s company these days, so don’t be surprised if you see him back on WWE TV or even in some capacity behind the scenes rather sooner than later.
Easy E already worked for them as the on-air RAW General Manager from 2002 until 2005 and briefly returned to Vince McMahon’s promotion behind the scenes as ‘Executive Director of SmackDown’ in 2019, a position he only held for about 4 months, before they let him go and replaced him with Bruce Prichard (fka Brother Love).
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 9, 2000) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.
This episode was pre-taped at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW New Blood Rising 2000’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Kronik vs. Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak vs. Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Haire
2. Elix Skipper vs. Crowbar
3. Tank Abbott & 3 Count vs. Gen. Rection & Lt. Loco & Sgt. AWOL & Cpl. Cajun
4. Norman Smiley vs. Mike Sanders
5. Flag Match: Lance Storm vs. Mike Awesome
6. Tables Match: David Flair & Miss Hancock vs. Sgt. AWOL & Major Gunns
7. Billy Kidman vs. Reno
8. Gene Okerlund & Buff Bagwell vs. Mark Madden & Kanyon
9. The Cat & Sting vs. Great Muta & Vampiro