As we noted in our previous article, Eric Bischoff talked about how WWE SmackDown kicked AEW Rampage’s a$$ on Friday night despite being on FS1, AEW not being anywhere close to WWE in terms of revenue & more (tap here to read the full story).
Bischoff also gave Khan the following advice: “shut up and wrestle”.
Tony appeared on Busted Open Radio and said the following about Bischoff’s comments:
“I really like Eric and I was kind of surprised by Eric’s comments, because they were coming from Eric Bischoff. I think Eric Bischoff is probably the last person anyone would expect to say that a President of a wrestling company should be quiet.
But when it comes to head-to-head competition, we were in one this past week. It was only 30 minutes and I didn’t ask for it. We were in our time slot, and somebody came into our time slot aggressively. And it wasn’t the first time they’ve made a pretty aggressive move like that. We generally responded pretty well and are very successful. This is the first time on a Friday we’ve gone head to head like that.
I thought it was pretty aggressive what they came in with, they loaded it up with the biggest stars they had. And I had to make a choice; do I change up the card we have? You have CM Punk, who’s one of the biggest names in all of wrestling, and he’s wrestling Matt Sydal, who’s a great high flyer and great technical wrestler and very respected, but not the biggest box office name in all of wrestling. That’s a great match for the fans.
I had to think ‘do I change that to a crazy box office match to try and go head to head?’ And no I didn’t. I stuck with the matches we had because I believe in our wrestlers. Even if it wasn’t the dream or stacked matches. I was amused by Eric’s comments. I like Eric when we’re together, but this is the ultimate example, I think, of glass houses in some ways, knowing how Eric conducted himself as the President of WCW.
For Eric Bischoff, of all people, the guy who got lowered down on a motorcycle from the ceiling, the guy who challenged Vince McMahon to fight him, to say that somebody should be quiet is laughable.
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