Eric Bischoff and Tony Khan have been at odds for a while now, with the former frequently pointing out specific AEW elements that do not suit his taste. WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff is a true veteran of professional wrestling. His veteran status still makes people respect his opinion, for the most part.
On the latest episode of his “83 Weeks” podcast, Bischoff actually gave the AEW President some advice. Tony was instructed by Bischoff to “reach out to Kevin Sullivan,” a behind the scenes producer with whom Bischoff had previously worked in TNA. Sullivan is now employed by AEW (and is not to be confused with the wrestler of the same name).
“[He] has a show bible that we presented to Spike TV before it became Paramount. That was something that I felt was absolutely necessary for TNA to do in order to grow its audience … ask Kevin to see that bible. Because in that bible you will see … the top four stories, that are essentially driving your business, I had those storylines broken down three months at a time.”
Storytelling is undoubtedly an important aspect of the professional wrestling industry. During his time on the podcast, Bischoff revealed that they would present the bible “once a quarter, so the network was familiar with what we were doing,” which is the essence of what Bischoff wants Khan to learn.
“So the network could get behind what we were doing, and knew what they could promote and what they should invest their promotional resources into,”
This is not the first time Bischoff has criticized AEW’s poorly crafted stories. Additionally, by now, most people are aware of Tony Khan and Eric Bischoff’s strained relationship. The two do not necessarily have the best of relationships. Last year, they had a falling out and things haven’t really improved.
It is highly unlikely the two will be mending fences anytime soon. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more.
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