AEW President Tony Khan is very passionate about pro wrestling and that is without question. Despite this, Khan has made quite a few questionable booking decisions in the last year that have puzzled fans. Khan also doesn’t have the best relationship with Eric Bischoff and decided to fire back at him once again.

As many people are aware by now, Tony Khan and Eric Bischoff do not necessarily have the best of relationships. The two had a falling out last year and it has not really gotten any better.

Eric Bischoff has criticized Tony Khan for using talent outside and for his lack of booking skills. While speaking on the Battlegrounds podcast, Tony Khan mocked Eric Bischoff’s criticism, which he deemed as ironic.

“When I was a young wrestling fan, that was one of the things I really liked about WCW ‘Nitro.’ I think it would be very ironic that the same promoter now would tell you, you don’t want to see these faces or introduce new people that we’ve never seen before on TV, because they’re actually the ones that did that.


“[There were] all kinds of new faces I’d read in the magazines, all kinds of people I’ve never seen before, and they would just walk out and wrestle on ‘Nitro’ like it was perfectly natural, and I thought it was the coolest thing. But I guess that’s not acceptable anymore, even though it’s much, much, much easier to access information on the Internet than it was in 1996.” 

Tony Khan also explained why he barely uses ROH stars on AEW Dynamite. It is highly unlikely Tony Khan and Eric Bischoff will have a good relationship anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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