Eric Bischoff has again suggested that Tony Khan should maybe think before he tweets.
From the moment that AEW All In was announced, speculation has been running wild over how many tickets the event will or won’t sell. This speculation went into overdrive when the pre-sale began, but it was good news for AEW as it was reported the company had sold 35,000 tickets on day one.
However, even this wasn’t without controversy, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger tweeted that Wembley Stadium will only be set up to host 40,000 fans, well short of capacity. After questioning where Coppinger had gotten his information, Tony Khan said the report was a lie, hinting the information came from WWE’s Nick Khan.
Reflecting on the ticket sales and Tony Khan’s response to criticism on his Strictly Business podcast, available via AdFreeShows, Eric Bischoff said that what the company had done was a huge success. However, he added that Khan’s response to Coppinger was childish.
“What AEW has done is a huge, huge, double huge, success story. There’s no way you can look at it and spin it or evaluate it any other way. Phenomenal. I expected it to be, as I talked about earlier, putting myself over instead of letting other people do it for me. But, man, it’s a huge accomplishment.
And I think what Tony did and responding in that childish way that he does consistently is he lessened it. He should have laughed. He should have made a joke of it. Instead of [saying] Nick Khan did it.
It’s like something I expect, you know, my grandson’s only a little over a year, so he’s not in that frame of mind yet where he wants to blame everybody on anything that you know anything that bad happens, he wants to blame it on somebody else, he’s not there yet. No, I didn’t do it, he did it. But it’s childish. It’s juvenile and he’s actually taking away from his accomplishment and reacting that way.”
LIES. What a load of crap. Tell your agent Nick Khan to shove it up his ass
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 2, 2023
Tony Khan Celebrates As Ticket Sales Hit New Landmark
Posting on social media on May 4th, Tony Khan stated that AEW had now sold 50,000 tickets during the pre-sale. This was the maximum number of tickets available. Khan stated that the sales were worth a total of $6.5 million.
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