Tony Khan Feels WWE Legends’ Comments on Him is Nothing But an Act

Published 10/21/2021, 1:26 PM EDT


The world of professional wrestling is revisiting the era of Monday night wars with the birth of AEW. WWE finally has some tough competition, which will force them to step up their game. AEW’s president Tony Khan has thus far done a remarkable job in the first 2 years of the promotion, as the young company continues to grow tenfolds.

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However, recent comments from a WWE legend, Eric Bischoff, about Tony sparked a new row. Eric drew a comparison with his time as WWE’s competitor and mistakes that AEW’s president should definitely avoid. Now Tony has come out with his own thoughts and he suggested that  Eric is merely putting on an act.

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video source: All Elite Wrestling

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According to a report by Wresltinginc, Tony’s conversation in the busted open podcast revealed curious details. AEW’s Head stated that he was quite shocked by Eric’s comment and, in all honesty, didn’t feel that he was being genuine. He understands that both he and Eric have faced WWE head-on and AEW has managed to perform incredibly well. However, Tony still feels that things are not what they seem and Eric is merely playing the role of someone who wants to stir the pot.

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“For Eric Bischoff, of all people, the guy who got lowered down on a motorcycle from the ceiling, the guy who challenged Vince McMahon to fight him, to say that somebody should be quiet is laughable,” Khan said. “Eric is doing an act and I respect it. But let’s be serious; Eric used to be a wrestling company executive, and now he is a commentator. And as a commentator, he’s trying to stir up controversy.”

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He also clarified that he initially felt threatened and even opted to make changes to last week’s AEW Rampage card. WWE is smartly super-sized Smackdown by adding a half-hour that now coincides with the first half of AEW’s B show. This decision didn’t deter the young promotion to make any changes, as they had full faith in their talents and the positive results cleared all doubts.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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