WWE Hall Of Famer Cautions Tony Khan Over AEW Collision ‘Diluting’ Product

3 weeks ago by Dave Adamson

WWE Hall Of Famer Cautions Tony Khan Over AEW Collision ‘Diluting’ Product AEW

A WWE Hall of Famer has warned that a third television show – AEW Collision – runs the risk of diluting the product.

With Tony Khan set to make an announcement on the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite, it’s likely we’ll get more details on the return of CM Punk and the upcoming Saturday night show.

With AEW Dynamite and Rampage already taking up TV time on Wednesday and (usually) Friday night, Eric Bischoff has warned about over-saturation.

Speaking on 83 Weeks, Bischoff said:

“Congratulations to Tony and the entire team at AEW. It’s a vote of confidence from a television partner and there’s no way that is not a wonderful thing.

“I don’t feel as positive about a third show. Just because history has proven that diluting your product, and diluting your focus, and just diluting your resources for too much content is not strategically the best idea.”

“Add to that, it’s a Saturday night show. I don’t know many 18-to-49-year-olds are home watching television on a Saturday night.

“Maybe a bunch, but when I was in that demo I wouldn’t have been one of them. I just can’t imagine that there’s much of an audience for it.

“But hey, I’ve been wrong before, let’s see what happens.”

Bischoff also explained that WCW Saturday Night didn’t benefit the overall WCW product, failing to markedly increase revenue or pay-per-view buys.

He would also reveal that it was a tool for Ted Turner to capture a Saturday night audience and that he’d heard it said that Turner didn’t care if money was lost on the endeavor.

Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix

Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office

An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out

Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing

Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office

Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week

Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship

Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match

House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship

Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver

Transcript from Wrestling Inc.

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