Eric Bischoff has urged any frustrated AEW stars to be grateful for their situation, especially as they were the ones who chose to become All Elite.
In recent months there have been numerous reports that all is not well behind the scenes in All Elite Wrestling. Aside from the chaos surrounding CM Punk and The Elite, there have also been suggestions that a number of stars want to leave.
These reports led to wrestlers such as Malakai Black and Buddy Matthews having to publicly reaffirm the commitment to AEW. Meanwhile, it has also been stated that Miro and Andrade El Idolo are potentially looking back towards WWE. This all came against a backdrop of claims that WWE had been in contact with a number of AEW stars about a move to the company.
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff advised talent to be patient as they could be called upon at any minute.
“Be ready for your opportunity. Because let’s face it, injuries are a thing. Contract issues are a thing. HR issues are a thing. Just because you’re at the bottom of the card or you’re not getting as much Television time as you think you deserve, keep your nose to the grindstone.
“If you’re getting paid and you’re healthy and you get to spend time with your family, and you have more time to work out, maybe you have some time [to improve.] God forbid, take some classes. Take some improv classes. Learn how to be better as a character on Television. You’re getting paid good money and you’re not on the road 300 days a year.”
Continuing on, Bischoff said that he has little sympathy for anyone who is frustrated.
“Focus on yourself. I don’t have sympathy for talent who are frustrated. First of all, you made the decision. You made the choice to go work there. And because things aren’t going exactly the way you want them to go, exactly when you want them to go, I don’t think it gives you the right [to complain.] It certainly is not a good look to make as much noise and be as negative an influence as some people are. Man, be grateful! God almighty be grateful.
“How many people in the world, or this country, would do anything to change places with you? And guess what? They wouldn’t be b*tching about how much TV time they’re not getting. Come on man, be grateful.”
After Andrade El Idolo was sent home from a recent AEW Dynamite taping for trying to punch Sammy Guevara it was reported that the star initiated the altercation in an effort to get fired, so he can return to WWE.
H/t to SEScoops for the transcription.