Eric Bischoff Says CM Punk Is “Cutting Tony Khan’s Balls Off”

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WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff has given his candid views on the chaos in AEW and says if he was Tony Khan, CM Punk wouldn’t have a future in the company.

Following All Out in Chicago, mayhem ensued at the post-show press conference as new AEW World Champion CM Punk had a lot to say. Punk took aim at The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, MJF, and his former friend Colt Cabana. Worse was to come as after his appearance a fight apparently broke out with Punk and his friend Ace Steel coming to blows with The Bucks and Kenny Omega.

Speaking on a special Bischoff Reacts on, the former WCW President says CM Punk’s display at the press conference showed “dysfunction” not seen since the dark days of WCW:

“So rather than put the focus on that [MJF’s return], and using the scrum, which is a complete f*cking joke by the way, but using this scrum opportunity to create some buzz, rather than focusing on MJF. What does he do? He goes after The Young Bucks. He goes after Hangman Page.”

“Better be part of a plan, it better be. We better be seeing teams lining up now. If it’s something like that like if it’s something like that, I’m going to have some patience. Because we need to wait and see how that plays out. We can’t judge that, you can’t judge a movie before they shoot the first frame, can’t do that. But if it’s not that, it’s the most dysfunction we’ve seen since WCW’s most dysfunctional days.”

Bischoff continued by saying that he feels bad for AEW boss Tony Khan and says the chaos at the media scrum could hamper potential deals for AEW in the future with sponsors and potential broadcast partners:

“I feel bad for Tony Khan right now. In many respects he’s setting himself up for this, whatever this is or ends up being, but he’s paying that cat lots of money. He’s paying CM Punk a fortune and CM Punk is cutting his balls off. Not only in front of everybody else in the the roster, the executive team, the production team. Oh, by the way, his business partners, you know, like Warner Discovery. Potential advertisers, potential sponsors, maybe even if need be a potential network to sell their show to, should something go wrong with the Warner Discovery merger. For what reason?”

“If there was money in it, if it was part of a story, and everybody I just mentioned, including TV partners, are on board and understand what you’re doing, have at it man could work. I’ll be your biggest fan, I’ll support taking a risk like that. Because you have to take big risks to gain big rewards you just do and not all of them work out. But you got to try and if that’s what they’re doing, hats off if everybody’s on board. But if not, and Punk is just venting his spleen spreading the heat around the entire roster instead of focusing on his opponent, which is business.”

“Man, I feel bad for Tony, because that’s the kind of thing you can’t get back. Now, unless the story is f*cking phenomenal. You know, that would do it. But if the story is not phenomenal, it’s really really taking ridiculous liberties for no real reason.”

“[…] One of the things that I found really interesting watching this back, is the irony. You know, here’s irony, in the sense that CM Punk is talking about how unprofessional you know, The Young Bucks are and by default, by the way, Tony Khan, as he’s sitting right there, undermining the company talking about how unprofessional, someone else is. Don’t you find that ironic? Don’t you find it ironic that here’s CM Punk whose legend, if you will, has lived on primarily because of the wrestling internet universe in the people that are supporting him. And now he’s screaming, he’s yelling at reporters for reporting lies.”

“I mean, I find it ironic. And I have to admit, it makes me laugh, how does that feel? But at the same time, I do feel for Tony, I really do. This is not you know, when, regardless of whether he inherited the money or won in a lottery or earned it by, you know, figuring out a cool way to make a new widget, it doesn’t f*cking matter.”

“It’s his money, and he’s putting it up, and he’s paying people a lot of money. And all I keep saying this, it better, better be for a good reason. Otherwise, if I’m Tony Khan, that’s the last time CM Punk sees a red light on while I’m giving them a check.”

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