• “I wouldn’t give that piece of garbage the leverage” – WCW Legend Doesn’t Want Tony Khan To Use CM Punk At All In 2023
AEW All In 2023 will take place at the Wembley Stadium in London on August 27th.
This will be the first professional wrestling event in the Wembley Stadium in over 30 years.
With 90,000 seats, it is the largest stadium in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe.
During a recent edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff gave his opinion on if AEW President Tony Khan should use outside names like Goldberg and Mercedes Mone (fka Sasha Banks in WWE), or even bring CM Punk back to sell this huge event.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“I’m not so sure that I would want to bring in a Mercedes or even a Goldberg for a one off like this. I don’t know that I would do that and I don’t think they’re going to need it, quite honestly.
I wouldn’t want the perception, or in this case, maybe the reality, of having to rely on somebody who’s not a part of my company to help sell that house. I wouldn’t even want Punk on the card.
If I’m Tony Khan, I want to be successful. I want to have a huge event. I want it to be successful. I want it to be critically successful. I want fans to have loved it and I want to have done it without someone like CM Punk or certainly without someone like Bill Goldberg or Mercedes.
Nothing against them, in the case of Bill Goldberg, I like Bill a lot. He’s a good dude. If he does end up there, he’ll probably help quite a bit, same with Mercedes Mone, but I would want to be able to go over there and do it on my own and know that my roster, my stories, my brand, is what sold that event, not relying on somebody else.
As far as Punk goes, I wouldn’t give that piece of garbage the leverage. I wouldn’t want him to think for a second that he is the reason that event sold out, or got close to, or whatever it is.
I wouldn’t let him even for a moment think that he had anything to do with the success of what I was doing over in the UK, if I was Tony.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 1, 2003) – The First Lady Of Wrestling Passed Away
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School World Wrestling Federation Legend Miss Elizabeth (Real name: Elizabeth Hulette) at the young age of 42.
Liz became famous during her WWF run from 1985 to 1992, where she managed her then husband “The Macho Man” Randy Savage.
She died from mixing pain killers & cocaine with alcohol, and while her then boyfriend Luger was the worst possible partner & role model to her, he did in fact NOT – as falsely claimed all over the internet – kill her. It was her choice to follow him and mix those substances.
† REST IN PEACE MISS ELIZABETH!