WWE Hall Of Famer Says There’s “No Hope” For AEW With Tony Khan

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Tony Khan needs to make changes to arrest a “horrible” slump according to a WWE Hall of Famer.

On the April 10th episode of Dynamite, Tony Khan made one of the most controversial decisions of his tenure as AEW President. Reportedly in response to comments made by CM Punk, Khan decided to show footage of Punk and Jack Perry coming to blows backstage at All In.

The move divided fans, and only gave the ratings for AEW Dynamite a relatively small boost. While Tony Khan was quick to defend the decision, claiming that airing the footage will increase interest in AEW with Dynasty just around the corner, Eric Bischoff isn’t buying it.

Speaking on Wise Choices, Bischoff said he didn’t see the point of the segment and even claimed there’s “no hope” for AEW with Tony Khan in charge.

“What the f***? I mean, seriously. I’ll normally get on here [and I’ll try to point out from my perspective], a different approach for ‘Dynamite’ to take, perhaps a different approach for Tony Khan to take, but I’m at a loss. I don’t think there’s any hope. I honestly don’t think there’s any hope for AEW as long as Tony Khan’s in charge.”

The WWE Hall of Famer added that when it comes to ratings if they aren’t growing “you are indeed dying.”

“If you’re on television in the United States and your goal is to grow your audience, if your goal is to secure your position with [your cable partner], then your goal also has to be to grow because if you’re not growing, you are indeed dying. It’s just a matter of when.”

Bischoff said that Khan needs to have a look at himself and question whether he’s making the right decisions.

“You would think, eventually, [Khan] would wake up in the morning and go, ‘You know what? This isn’t working.'” Bischoff said. “So what are your options, Tony? Continue to do the things you’re doing, which in this case has just been horrible?”

Some In AEW Frustrated With Tony Khan

Meanwhile, it’s been reported there are people within AEW who are frustrated with Tony Khan’s handling of the situation. There was a feeling that the company had moved past the CM Punk controversy, but by airing the footage, it only dragged everything back up.

AEW Dynasty is set to be held on April 21st in St. Louis, Missouri.

H/t to Wrestling Inc