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CM Punk And Eric Bischoff Trade Barbs On Social Media

CM Punk & Eric Bischoff

CM Punk and Eric Bischoff have traded shots on social media after the former WCW President made comments about AEW on his podcast.

Despite previously appearing on AEW television and enjoying a good relationship with AEW President Tony Khan, Eric Bischoff has been increasingly critical of the promotion in recent months. Bischoff has even admitted this his comments mean that he will never be invited to another AEW event.

One of the main themes behind Bischoff’s criticism has been AEW’s viewing figures and perceived lack of growth. On numerous occasions, Bischoff has suggested that AEW will be unable to grow enough to properly challenge WWE until they stop catering so heavily towards their hardcore audience. The former WCW boss reiterated these comments on a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, available via AdFreeShows.

These comments were then shared on social media and picked up by CM Punk. The current number one contender to the AEW World Championship fired back at Bischoff commenting people need to stop paying attention to “old head bad faith bad take carny dipsh*ts.”

“Wrestling twitter needs to stop amplifying all the old head bad faith bad take carny dipsh*ts. They had their moment in the sun. Let them die in the dark with their ego podcasts. Quote me.”

However, Bischoff quickly shot back, highlighting Punk’s comments after Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole debuted in AEW, where he said the signings were bigger than Scott Hall and Kevin Nash jumping from WWF to WCW in 1996.

“Ok: “So, I’m not Hogan or Savage. Daniel Bryan and Adam Cole, they’re not The Outsiders, I see the parallels, but this is totally different. I’ll go ahead and say it and people can quote me and they’ll be p*ssed off about it, but to me, this is bigger.” How’s that working out?”

Eric Bischoff has previously criticised AEW’s use of CM Punk, commenting that it was wrong of the company to place him on a pedestal.