Eric Bischoff Responds To Tony Khan's Latest Comments
Eric Bischoff fires back at Tony Khan in their ongoing argument regarding AEW's booking.
Eric Bischoff has fired back at Tony Khan, the latest exchange in an ongoing war of words between the AEW owner and former WCW senior vice president. Bischoff had recently accused Khan of not booking proper storylines in AEW, instead finding excuses to have matches.
On the latest episode of Bischoff's 83 Weeks podcast, he responded to Khan's recent comments on Busted Open (where he accused Bischoff of being "contradictory and hypocritical" in his criticisms of AEW's booking.)
"There were certainly random matches that didn't have any story in WCW, I'm not denying that - but I'm also going to point out, I don't think I ever said in any of my commentary about AEW, that I believe every match should have a story.
"When you are introducing new talent or when you have talent that you haven't really matched up storyline-wise with an opponent yet but you want to expose that talent [...] sure, put people in matches that don't really have a story. But use that time, in non-storyline matches, to give us some real backstory and information about said talent.
"My issue and my comments about AEW and the creative behind it is really a bunch of top matches that don't have sufficient story or structure - or at least a compelling one.
"Your top matches, your A, B, C and D storylines, that's different. I've seen a lot of matches, a lot of storylines - what AEW considers a storyline- that I feel are just nothing more than excuses for a match. They are not well-crafted stories. I believe in today's competitive environment with television being what it is, that if you want to - pay attention, Tony - build and grow your audience, you are going to have to do it with well-crafted, compelling, well-structured storylines and I don't see it. I see excuses for matches, and that's not a storyline."
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