Tony Khan was left in a sticky situation during the post-AEW All Out media scrum, a scenario that left Eric Bischoff feeling embarrassed for the CEO.
It’s not been an easy few weeks for Tony Khan. Having touted the success of All Out before it went on-air, he was left in a far different situation after the pay-per-view, being left with no choice but to suspend a number of his top talent and backstage personnel – some of those being company EVPs.
Eric Bischoff, a former Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of WCW, has discussed the aptly-named ‘Brawl Out’ incident in a new interview with Konnan’s Keepin’ It 100 podcast. Bischoff pondered what Warner Bros. Discovery executives would have thought of the developments:
“I just can’t imagine what executives at Warner, Discovery are thinking about when now this is the second time that’s happened, right? MJF did the same thing a couple months ago. And in front of, by the way, a bunch of executives who were in the arena is from what I’ve heard.
Now we see the same thing again, from a different guy, if I’m an executive in a media company, and I’m thinking about stroking a check for $45 million a year to somebody. I kind of want to know they got their sh*t together and what I saw. I mean, I was humiliated for Tony. I really was.”
Tony Khan acted as quick as he could in the situation to hand out numerous suspensions to those involved, a number of which have now expired. Pat Buck, Christopher Daniels, Brandon Cutler, and Michael Nakazawa are all reported to have returned to work.
Furthermore, the AEW World and World Trios Championships were left vacant after the incident. Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley will decide the World Championship on Grand Slam Dynamite, while Death Triangle are the new World Trios Champions.