Eric Bischoff has commented once again on the booking of AEW programming by saying that Tony Khan’s television shows need “real storylines” and offers an idea for what might help.
It is not the first time that Bischoff has been critical of the AEW product while Khan has also fired back at him in the past. Bischoff recently made a bold statement saying that Khan books AEW TV shows “like a 14-year-old” would.
While commenting on his ’83 Weeks’ podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer Bischoff recently criticized AEW for not developing enough “real storylines” for the fans:
“You need real storylines, Tony (Khan), not what the AEW audience accepts for a storyline, which is really nothing more than an excuse to have a match. That’s not a storyline. There’s no emotion in that; there’s nothing episodic in that.”
Bischoff claimed that it was hard for him to watch an entire episode of AEW:
“I can’t watch an entire episode of AEW, I will drop in because I’m hopeful, I want to see something I haven’t seen before. I want some indication that something really cool is going to happen, but everything that I see tells me that these are not stories drafted or created or executed by people that really know a lot about storytelling. These are indie-based wrestling angles and I just don’t think that will work.”
Even though Bischoff has appeared on AEW television in cameo roles (in April 2022 he said that he won’t appear on AEW TV again), he remains critical of the product while suggesting that AEW hires an experienced writer:
“If I were Tony Khan right now, especially with the resources he has, I would find a way to bring somebody in, a Brian Gewirtz type. Somebody that really understands the structure and importance of a great story and can bring out the best of talent with a great story and bring out the most emotion from the audience with a great story. That’s what Tony needs.”
As Bischoff continued on, he made it clear that he wants Khan to take his advice to find someone that can help AEW on the creative side:
“Please Tony, if this gets to you in any way shape, or form, I know Brian Gewirtz isn’t available, but there are people like Brian out there. Rather than hiring the next shiny object that falls off the WWE tree and creating a huge surprise and getting everybody all excited only to put them on the shelf and not see them again for six months, rather than doing that, find your Brian Gewirtz because they’re out there.”
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