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Eric Bischoff Challenges Tony Khan To Confrontation On Podcast

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The recent war of words between Eric Bischoff and Tony Khan has hit new heights as Bischoff has challenged the AEW President to appear on his podcast.

At the post-Double or Nothing media scrum on May 29th, Tony Khan fired back at Eric Bischoff in an expletive-filled rant after Bischoff called Punk a “financial flop” since coming to AEW.

This was just the latest criticism the former WCW President has levelled at Khan’s company. In fact, his once-friendly relationship with AEW has got to the point where Bischoff doesn’t think he’ll ever be invited back onto another of their shows.

Continuing the rivalry, Bischoff has upped the stakes yet again. Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast (available early on, Easy E has issued a challenge to Tony Khan, telling him to get in touch with their mutual friend Conrad Thompson if he “has something to say”.

“I felt bad for Tony in a way. Then it’s like, okay, I can’t wait to fire back. I’m going to have so much fun with this. I was ready to go. I spent most of Monday morning just kind of in my mind laying out how I was going to just take a flamethrower to this.

“Then I said, ‘No, that’s what you normally do, Eric. Let’s not do what you normally do, which is just a visceral, in the moment, without a whole lot of thought response. There will be a time, there will be a place where I will respond to this nonsense.’

“I mean, what the hell? Friday night wars? What? Are you kidding me? Enough? I got a better idea. I’m here with you (Conrad Thompson) each and every week.

“You said you’re friends with Tony. If you got something to say Tony, and you want to defend yourself, and Punk, you got an issue with my responses when I’m asked a question, or when somebody from your organization decides to use their platform to take a swing, and then bitches and whines like a little puppy that peed on the carpet and knows it’s about to get smacked, I respond, and you have a problem with that? Here I am brother.

“Anytime you want to jump on and jump in, give the big man a call. You got his number. He’ll set it up and we’ll do it. So, not a hard man to find.”

This isn’t the first time Eric Bischoff has made such a challenge to the head of a major wrestling company. At the height of the Monday Night Wars between WCW and WWE, he infamously challenged Vince McMahon to come and fight him during an episode of Monday Nitro.

In that instance, the WWE Chairman declined to respond, it remains to be seen if Tony Khan will do the same.

H/T to for the above transcription.