AEW's Chris Jericho Responds To Eric Bischoff's "Cosplay Competition" Comments
Jericho has had his say on the matter
Chris Jericho has fired back at Eric Bischoff's recent criticism of AEW President Tony Khan.
Khan was vocal on social media ahead of AEW Rampage's head-to-head episode on October 15 with a supersized edition of WWE SmackDown. Both shows aired at the same time for 30 minutes from 10 pm ET to 10:30 pm ET and Khan only became more emboldened after Rampage defeated SmackDown in the key 18-49 demographic.
Former WCW President Eric Bischoff was critical of Khan, though, and he told the AEW booker to "shut the f*ck until you're actually competing" before he called AEW going head-to-head with SmackDown a "cosplay competition."
Tony Khan has already responded to Bischoff, calling his criticism "laughable", but former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has now come to his boss' defence.
Replying to a clip of Bischoff's comments on Twitter, Jericho wrote: "Not sure what a 'cosplay competition' is Eric, but @WWE market share has definitely been decreased by @AEW. To the point whenever they forced themselves into 'real head-to-head competition' w us (most recently last Fri) they lost. I'm gonna shut the f*ck up now & keep wrestling."
Jericho and Bischoff have a long history together going back to their time in WCW and WWE. Bischoff has also appeared on AEW Dynamite in several segments with Jericho and The Inner Circle.