This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite delivered a dramatic shocker as The Elite and Jack Perry teamed up to attack AEW CEO Tony Khan, creating a jaw-dropping moment that concluded the show. Unsurprisingly, Eric Bischoff isn’t a fan of the angle at all.

Khan found himself in a precarious situation following a surprising ambush led by Jack Perry. Khan was in the midst of what appeared to be a reconciliation attempt with Perry when the latter unexpectedly attacked him, striking him in the gut. This initial assault quickly escalated as The Young Bucks and Kazuchika Okada joined Perry, resulting in Khan being left incapacitated in the ring.

Eric Bischoff has been openly critical of the storyline leading to last week’s attack on the CEO of AEW, Tony Khan. He expressed his dissatisfaction on his 83 Weeks podcast, especially after hearing comparisons between Khan’s attack and his own experience with the NWO’s Kevin Nash and Scott Hall in WCW.

Bischoff continued by saying that if AEW had set up the scene as a parody of the NWO’s early days, including the infamous moment in Baltimore when he was powerbombed off the stage by Kevin Nash, he might have enjoyed it as a nod to the past. However, because the scene was intended to be serious, he found it poorly executed.


“They say [imitation is a form of flattery], not so much in this case,” he said. “If they would have made it a parody of how the NWO started and my scene in Baltimore where I got jackknife powerbombed off the stage and all that, if they would have set this whole scene up as a parody last night I probably would have been all about it. I would have enjoyed it. At least it would have been entertaining.”

Bischoff noted that Tony Khan and the AEW roster often contribute to tribalism within wrestling, indicating that the production of last week’s segment would have reinforced those tendencies regardless. He compared the scene to a “Saturday Night Live” skit, suggesting that it lacked authenticity and seriousness.

“If Lorne Michaels and the team at Saturday Night Live was going to produce a wrestling skit on the beginning of the NWO, this would have been what they produced. It was so f***** bad, it was parody, it was comedy, and the really sad part is they’re taking this s seriously. They meant that to be a serious angle. It was so f***ing horrible from the beginning… This was without a doubt the worst, most horribly produced professional wrestling show for prime time on a major cable outlet in the last, maybe forever years.”

In the meantime, Tony Khan will run AEW remotely after suffering head and neck injuries due to The Elite’s brutal attack. It remains to be seen how AEW will book The Elite’s storyline in the coming weeks.

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