Eric Bischoff recently spoke about the AEW Going Head to Head with WWE on his podcast. Eric Bischoff was the person that led WCW during the Monday Night Wars. It is a War that Bischoff lost. AEW has spoken clearly that they are not looking to compete with WWE, although they are getting quite close to the company.
They have signed some of the best professional wrestlers in the world, some of them being former WWE wrestlers.
Eric Bischoff Speaks About AEW and WWE Going Head to Head in the Future
“I don’t know how you measure any of this, some of it is anecdotal but we’re talking about the buzz,” stated Bischoff.
“There is a tremendous amount of chatter about AEW on social media, and I’ve seen more and more mainstream media attention, more and more celebrities hanging out [in AEW], not being in the ring. When you’ve got notable people and celebrities across different platforms in sports, media, celebrities getting involved in your product and enjoying it, that bodes well”.
Bischoff then spoke about AEW possibly starting another wrestling war, one which will most likely force the WWE to make its products better. Eric stated that it can only happen if AEW puts one of its shows on Monday to start another Monday Night War.
“When you look at AEW’s viewership, Friday nights, they’re getting a million, million-plus, and Wednesday nights they’re getting a million, million-plus the last couple of weeks. That’s still half of what WWE is getting.
For all of the people, especially those who are ardent AEW supporters and hoping for a Monday Night War and hoping that we’ll have that same kind of vibe that we had during the Monday Night Wars, we’ve got a long way to go, folks," Eric Bischoff said.
“You can kid yourself and dilute yourself into thinking were there, we’re not. If you look at 2 years after we launched Nitro, a year or so after we launched the nWo, WCW was trouncing head-to-head, trouncing, humiliating WWE.
AEW is not even close to that. I’m not saying that because of my ego necessarily, I’m just looking at real numbers. Today, much more so than back in the Monday Night Wars, people that write about wrestling, peripheral news networks, everybody’s focusing on demos. That’s cool, I get it, but it’s a fraction of the equation. It’s not the whole of the equation”.