Former WCW executive Eric Bischoff is upset with Tony Khan over his statement about Ted Turner. Bischoff also takes shot at Jacksonville Jaguars, football team owned by Tony’s father.
Eric was on his 83 Weeks podcast where he discussed his fallout with AEW Chairman Tony Khan. He had previously appeared on AEW television for a number of segments. But Eric Bischoff’s relationship with Tony Khan has grown worse with both sides taking shots at each other in recent times.
He had also stated in previous interviews what AEW should learn from WCW. Bischoff talked about how he was cheering for AEW initially. But when Tony Khan disrespected his old boss Ted Turner, it ‘turned him off’.
Eric also attacked Jacksonville Jaguars team, which Tony Khan is a part owner of. Bischoff responded to an old tweet by Tony and called the team a ‘punchline’.
What did Bischoff had to say-
“I was cheering him on until he started to do some really stupid s* and still putting himself over at the expense of other people,” Bischoff said. “That statement [about Ted Turner] is what turned me off to Tony Khan. That was so disrespectful to Ted Turner. Meanwhile, the little b** is on TNT or TBS and he’s disrespecting the guy that created the [freaking] network and suggesting that Ted Turner doesn’t know as much as Tony Khan. I’m sorry, your name is now on another list.“
“Disrespect me, I’m cool with that. Disrespect a lot of people in WCW that did a lot of great things and actually made your opportunity possible, Tony, disrespect them, I get that; you’re young, you’re excited, you’re pushing your product. But when he sh** on Ted Turner, especially when he’s part owner of a [freaking] football team that is nothing more than a punchline. Are you [freaking] kidding me?”
“If Tony Khan knew half as much about building a successful sports franchise as Ted Turner did with the Atlanta Braves, maybe the [Jacksonville] Jaguars wouldn’t be a [freaking] punchline. Bam, I’m done.”
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