Last week on Dynamite, Eric Bischoff shocked the world by making his AEW debut as the guest host for the debate between Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy.
Easy E’s return to TNT generated a lot of buzz on the internet and many want to see more of him on AEW.
Back in the day, Bischoff’s WCW reigned supreme over WWE in the rating war for 83 weeks. Now, AEW, led by Tony Khan, is butting heads with NXT on Wednesday Nights’ ratings war.
On the latest episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff talked about his experience in AEW and how much fun the talent have in putting their matches together.
He also talked about how Tony Khan runs things as a producer. Bischoff said that while getting ready to head out for his segment, he saw Tony Khan talking to one of the producers in the van and that made him realize something.
Bischoff said that Khan is a fan with a checkbook who is also great at producing. He said that Khan’s passion for the product is visible in his work and that he is also an intelligent and experienced businessman.
The former WCW head honcho revealed that Khan is not making the mistakes that he made during his time running WCW. He said that Khan is grabbing this thing “by the balls” and the only thing he lacks is the experience which he easily makes up for with his love for the product.
While I was getting ready to go out, we’ll call it a gorilla position, but when I was standing backstage, ready to be introduced for the segment, I was within earshot of Tony when he was at the gorilla position on monitors, and couldn’t help overhear Tony talking to probably Keith Mitchell or somebody in the truck, I’m assuming it was Keith. Tony is into this. Tony’s not just the guy with the checkbook. Tony’s not just a guy with a checkbook that’s also a big fan. Tony’s the guy with the checkbook who is a big fan who is also a good producer. And more importantly, loves producing. Therein lies the magic.
His passion in the product. He’s obviously a very intelligent and experienced businessman, so check those boxes, but when you have passion and you like producing and you’re willing to grab it by the balls as oppose to putting somebody else in that position and hoping that they’re going to do the work that you want them to do, and by the way, that’s what I did to a large degree, that’s a mistake that I made to a large degree, is I put other people in positions that I probably should have had a much larger control of myself, so that’s why I’m pointing this out. Tony is grabbing this thing by the balls. What he lacks in experience, he more than makes up for in passion, in intelligence, and enjoyment in what he is doing and taking control over it.
Tony Khan’s AEW has been defeating NXT week after week in the Wednesday Night Ratings War and has also been doing incredibly well in the key demos.
What remains to be seen is if they’ll continue to grow and eventually butt heads with RAW & SmackDown.
Thank you to 411Mania for the quotes.