Tony Khan has hit out at former WCW promoter Eric Bischoff after the latter’s repeated criticisms of All Elite Wrestling.
Bischoff has been critical of a perceived lack of storytelling in AEW, previously accusing Khan of booking ‘like a 14-year-old boy’.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Khan discussed the idea ‘that every match on every show should have a long storyline built to what it’s taking place’. Khan said:
“It just doesn’t need to be the case for every single match. Frankly, the person that has been the most incendiary, contradictory and hypocritical on this entire point is Eric Bischoff.
“There was a certain exquisite randomness to the lineup of the (1995 – 1998 WCW) card. There were a lot of stories happening in WCW, but probably less than half the matches on Nitro had a story going into them and that was fine. It was the industry standard show.
“To see the person who probably put more cold matches on TV, and did it successfully and did it well, say that it’s an abomination to do it is pretty contradictory.
“I definitely don’t want to see fans get brainwashed into thinking there’s only one way to do this just because they’ve seen it done one way for a long time.”
Bischoff has made a number of criticisms of Khan’s management style, including earlier this month when he argued that Khan had made a mistake buying “insignificant” Ring Of Honor.
Transcription courtesy of F4WOnline.
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