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Eric Bischoff Calls Tony Khan An “MF’er” And Disputes Recent WCW Comments

Former WCW President and co-host of the 83 Weeks podcast Eric Bischoff recent responded to comments made by Tony Khan, President of AEW. During the latest episode of the podcast (Nitro 3/8/1999), Bischoff would dispute how Khan recently said that he would do things “differently to Eric Bischoff.”

Eric Bischoff on Tony Khan

“We are going to do everything different than Eric Bischoff did” Bischoff began, rephrasing Khan’s recent comments. “Well guess what mf’er, you’re doing about as much of what I did as anybody else in the industry. So, you know, it’s, I’m not defensive about that. I think it’s just a fact if you look at things objectively, the things that we did on Nitro, you’re still seeing today.”

WWE Using Nitro Template

Bischoff elaborated further, saying that “there are things that change the nature. The landscape, the entire industry. And I think it’s even fair to say that WWE wouldn’t be the company it is today had it not been for the pressure, the influence of WCW. And frankly, the template that we created that they were able to follow and took to the next level.”

Bischoff would finish by stating that he is rooting for AEW, and does want the company to succeed. “Look, I got nothing against Tony. I love AEW, I am rooting for their success. I’m referring to an interview that he [Khan] did a while back and I never read it, I didn’t pay any attention to anything in that particular week online because I was travelling. But I was doing 83 Weeks with Christie Olson on YouTube last Wednesday and she brought it to my attention. Just kind of caught me by surprise with it, you know. To hear Tony Kahn kind of dismissing WCW. And I think the suggestion is he’s doing everything the opposite of what WCW did.”

Eric Bischoff

“Well good luck with that. So far it’s been promoted with 100 million dollars and he’s proved that he can compete with the WWE development territory. And all of a sudden he thinks he’s Vince McMahon, good luck with that brother. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out but I’m rooting for you. I really am I know it sounds like I’m not but I really am.”

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