Eric Bischoff has criticized AEW President Tony Khan for his recent response to a tweet about AEW’s All In ticket sales.
Back on May 2, 2023, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger stated that he had heard “Wembley is scaled for only 40K for AEW,” which prompted a strong reaction from Khan. However, with pre-sale tickets for AEW’s UK debut selling out at 50,000, the accuracy of Coppinger’s statement is questionable.
Bischoff initially praised AEW’s achievements, calling them a “huge, huge, double huge, success story,” but then turned his attention to Khan’s response. Bischoff criticized Khan for his “childish” behavior, saying that he “lessened” the company’s accomplishments with his response.
“What AEW has done is a huge, huge, double huge, success story. There’s no way you can look at it and spin it or evaluate it any other way. Phenomenal
“I expected it to be, as I talked about earlier, putting myself over instead of letting other people do it for me. But, man, it’s a huge accomplishment.”
Bischoff went on to say that Khan should have made a joke or laughed off the tweet instead of blaming someone else for it. He added that Khan’s behavior was “juvenile” and “childish,” and that it took away from AEW’s accomplishments.
“And I think what Tony did and responding in that childish way that he does consistently is he lessened it.
“He should have laughed. He should have made a joke of it. Instead of [saying] Nick Khan did it.
“It’s like something I expect, you know, my grandson’s only a little over a year, so he’s not in that frame of mind yet where he wants to blame everybody on anything that you know anything that bad happens, he wants to blame it on somebody else, he’s not there yet. No, I didn’t do it, he did it.
“But it’s childish. It’s juvenile and he’s actually taking away from his accomplishment and reacting that way.”
This is not the first time that Bischoff has criticized Khan’s conduct, as he has previously questioned his selection as “booker of the year” by Dave Meltzer. Khan has also been involved in a back-and-forth with journalist Ariel Helwani after Helwani appeared on WWE television.