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Eric Bischoff Calls Out Tony Khan For “Not Having The Balls” To Go Head-To-Head With WWE

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Eric Bischoff has once again hit out at Tony Khan for talking up a war between AEW and WWE while not going up against his competition directly on television.

While for a long time it seemed as though the relationship between Eric Bischoff and Tony Khan was nothing but positive, it appears that, at least publicly, things have changed in recent months.

Bischoff has repeatedly taken issue with Khan calling out WWE and talking up a war between AEW and Vince McMahon’s Sports Entertainment giant. The former WCW President has also been heavily critical of the way that CM Punk has been used he debuted, while suggesting that their policy on signing talent isn’t working.

For his part, Khan openly discussed not wanting to make the same mistakes as WCW in the past, branding many of the recent comments from Bischoff “laughable.”

The war of words now seems set to continue with Bischoff again taking aim at Khan over AEW not competing directly with WWE on television.

Speaking to the Toronto Star, in an article comparing AEW and WWE, Bischoff stated that WWE’s formula was “sterile,” although the company remains successful.

“The WWE product is just as successful as it has been over the last 20 or 25 years,” Bischoff said. “The bad news is the formula that keeps WWE in the position that they’re currently in and enjoying is a very safe and sterile formula. The names change, the outfits change, but nothing else really does. It’s very very formulaic. It’s not attracting new viewers.”

Turning his attention to Tony Khan, Bischoff said that he “didn’t have the balls” to directly compete with WWE.

“If they don’t have the balls to go head-to-head, then shut up and wrestle,” Bischoff stated. “There is no tactical advantage in completely degrading your competition when it’s clear to your audience that you don’t have the guts to do anything about it. You’re fighting a fight that you are not willing to get in. It’s childish to me.”

In the same article, WWE released a statement attempting to distance themselves from AEW. The company slammed the “gory self-mutilation” that took place in a recent women’s Street Fight adding that they didn’t think the “dangerous and brutal display” was appealing.