Eric Bischoff Compares Tony Khan To “A 15-Year-Old Kid That’s Got Too Much Money”

Eric Bischoff at WWE Hall of Fame

WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff has blasted AEW President Tony Khan and says that AEW is a “$100,000,000 vanity project.”

Bischoff has been a frequent critic of Tony Khan in recent months with the two men trading comments regarding the perceived lack of story in some AEW matches presented on television.

In an interview with Fightful, Eric Bischoff hasn’t held back in his criticisms of Khan once again and offers some advice on how to create more meaningful stories in AEW:

“I think what Tony says is funny. Because he reminds me of a fifteen-year-old kid that’s got too much money and doesn’t know what to do with it and he’s running around, bouncing off walls trying to make some sense out of stuff. Look, I never said that every match on every show needs to have a story.”

“But your top three or four should and I encouraged Tony, who has an employee by the name of Kevin Sullivan, who was formerly a director in TNA. Not the booker. Two different Kevin Sullivans. Kevin Sullivan, the producer and the director, works for Tony, and Kevin Sullivan has a show bible that I created for Spike TV, Viacom while I was there.”

“I would encourage Tony to look at that because it really illustrates to someone who’s never done it before how you make sure you’re A story, your B story, your C story, your D story all have structure and all carry out over the course of three or four months.”

“Then your stories underneath that, your opening matches, your mid-card matches where you’re introducing your talent or trying to establish talent that has yet to be established. They don’t necessarily need to have a back story. You can just bring people out and just showcase them. That’s fine as long as you have legitimate story and well-structured story for your top four matches. That’s what I’ve said all along.”

Eric Bischoff then suggests that AEW is a very expensive vanity project for Khan and says that’s the reason he thinks Khan does not react well to criticism:

“But Tony has a tendency to ricochet off walls and say stupid shit because he doesn’t really understand much about the industry really. He’s a wrestling fan with a lot of money. It’s a $100,000,000 vanity project.”

“Good for him. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be Tony Khan? Who wouldn’t want to have a $100,000,000 or $1,000,0000,000 to go play in whatever sandbox you want to play in? Then, of course, you’re not going to want to be criticized by people who have done it before. But that’s just human nature, I guess.”

h/t Fightful