Eric Bischoff Gives AEW Advice On What To Do With Jack Perry

Jack Perry making his entrance with the FTW Championship

Eric Bischoff has given his thoughts on what AEW should do about Jack Perry.

On the All In Zero Hour pre-show, Jack Perry defended the FTW Championship against Hook. During the bout, the pair were fighting on top of a limo when Perry turned to the camera and said “It’s real glass, cry me a river” before sending Hook crashing through the windshield.

The line was a reference to reports that he had got into a heated argument with CM Punk when Perry wanted to use real glass in a segment on an episode of Collision, but Punk wouldn’t allow it.

Following the match, Punk and Perry got into a physical altercation, which reportedly ended with Punk trying to put the young star in a chokehold before the pair were broken up. Perry was sent home from the arena after the incident while Punk went on to defeat Samoa Joe in the opening match of the main show.

After the incident was investigated, Punk was terminated with cause, while Perry has been suspended indefinitely.

Eric Bischoff recommends a harsher punishment for Jack Perry

On the latest edition of 83 Weeks, Bischoff argued that AEW should have fired Perry as well as Punk, claiming he was only in the company because he had a famous father.

“Just cut the guy loose. First of all, you’re talking about a thimblefull of talent to begin with. He’s really only there because his dad [Luke Perry] was a soap opera star — that’s it. Otherwise, he’s making $200 a night on the indie circuit somewhere.

“This guy is not a star, he’ll never be a star. By virtue of the fact that he thinks using real glass is going to get him heat, [it] should tell you everything you need to know about his potential. He doesn’t understand the very fundamentals of the business.”

Bischoff went on to explain that by putting his foot down and firing the former Jungle Boy, Tony Khan would be able to put an end to the backstage splits that have dogged AEW over the past year.

“These are things that can all be addressed and be fixed, but not if you’re constantly inhaling bad air.

“Just wipe this thing clean, chalk it up as a learning experience. It is a learning experience because I have empathy for Tony — he’s learning on the job.”

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.