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Eric Bischoff Praises AEW For Building Anticipation Ahead Of Reported Debuts

Bischoff thinks the company are firing on all cylinders

All Elite Wrestling are arguably the hottest company in professional wrestling at the moment. The promotion has been drawing over 1 million viewers in recent weeks and top professional stars in Bryan Danielson and CM Punk are reportedly set to debut in late August and September. 

AEW has earned praise from Eric Bischoff for building anticipation ahead of Danielson and Punk's debuts and the former WCW president believes the company is firing on all cylinders right now. 

"They're [Tony Khan and AEW] hitting on all cylinders right now and, you and I talked about this a little bit recently, that it is such an unusual time, in my opinion, for WWE to be releasing not just talent in general, but top talent. Big equity. At a time when CM Punk is being dangled like the golden carrot, which has created a ton of enthusiasm," Bischoff said on the 83 Weeks Podcast.

"I don't mean that to be derisive at all, I think they're doing a great job with it. AEW has done such a phenomenal job of building up anticipation not only for CM Punk but on the heels of CM Punk, possibly, make sure I'm clear about that, possibly, you've got Daniel Bryan following up in New York. Now, how does that relate to this third hour on Friday night you ask, well you didn't but I'm going to tell you anyway, I think AEW is in a phenomenal position due in large part, or at least in some part, because of the release of Bray Wyatt. The timing is just mind-boggling to me."

Punk is reportedly set to debut in AEW at one of the company's upcoming Chicago shows, while AEW's original plan called for Danielson to appear during the September 22 edition of Dynamite. 

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