WWE Hall Of Famer Claims AEW Is Making Same Mistakes As WCW

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A WWE Hall of Famer has claimed AEW is making the same mistakes as WCW.

When All Elite Wrestling was created in 2019, Tony Khan vowed that AEW would not make the same mistakes as WCW despite comparisons to the former promotion.

On May 17, AEW announced their second weekly two-hour primetime television program titled, “AEW Collision”, which will premiere on Saturday, June 17.

This has led some fans and critics to wonder what this undertaking will do to the long term growth of the fledging promotion.

Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff drew the comparison between WCW and AEW, suggesting that the creation of Collision could prove to be a mistake. He said:

“Tony Khan once said early on after the start of AEW, ‘I’m not gonna make the same mistakes WCW made,’”

“I’m not gonna go into the litany of mistakes that have been made and continue to be made by Tony that are significant, and many of them are similar to the mistakes that I made. He’s making the same ones.”

“This is another one where, if I was Tony and I was looking at the long-term viability of my brand, I would do everything that I could to talk Turner out of creating a Saturday night show if indeed they’re pushing it on him.”

“If Tony’s stepping up and wanting to do another show for any reason, then I question his judgment ’cause it clearly does not have the resources.”

“What we’ve seen in the last couple of days with this, I can only refer to it as a clown car competition regarding CM Punk, and the litany of the mistakes, profound ones too, that have been made that has created this situation tells me that internally, just as a business operation, they still don’t know what they’re doing.”

Despite this statement, Bischoff also mentioned on an earlier episode of his podcast that AEW Collision was a vote of confidence from Warner Bros. Discovery, and a boost for the wrestling industry.

The card for the AEW Double Or Nothing event on Sunday, May 28 is as follows:

AEW World Championship – MJF (c) vs. Darby Allin vs. Jack Perry vs. Sammy Guevara

TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) vs. Christian Cage

AEW Women’s World Championship – Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Toni Storm

AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett

Anarchy in the Arena – Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks vs. Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta

Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole vs. Chris Jericho

Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page vs. Isiah Kassidy, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy

International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) vs. 20 TBA

TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie

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