During the latest "83 Weeks" podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff commented on the words of Tony Khan who recently stated that Jade Cargill has been having the most dominant run since Bill Goldberg's time, in 25 years to his part in WCW.
Eric Bischoff made a surprise return on this week's RAW as he officiated The Miz and Maryse's wedding vows in the closing segment. The WWE Hall of Famer's appearance came at a much-needed time as the company is currently dealing with a widespread COVID-19 outbreak.
Eric Bischoff slams Tony Khan
In the words of Bischoff: “When I hear such comments from Tony, it reminds me a lot of Dixie Carter and TNA. Dixie Carter used to make announcements that she would have great reactions on social networks.
For example: 'We will make an announcement that will change the world of wrestling.' How many times have we heard similar words from Dixie and then they didn't give the desired effect? After a while, the audience starts to lose faith in people talking like that.
I understand what Tony is trying to do. He is constantly making comparisons with WCW. He says the AEW is more successful than the 1996 WCW. And it's a stupid and ignorant lie. Why make such a false claim? WCW was very profitable and very successful in 1996.
The AEW is not like the WCW. WCW was outperforming WWE's # 1 show at the time, Monday Night RAW, against major competition as well as the NFL. The AEW gain is two-thirds of Monday Night RAW and half of SmackDown. Some wrestling fans hearing him will say, 'Well, what he says is not true.
This is a bit of an insult to all of us. On the Jade Cargill comparison: “I don't know Jade Cargill. I don't know anything about her. I've only seen her live once or twice. She is an impressive looking person. I don't watch much of her and she matches her, so she's not fair for me to comment, but she's extraordinarily talented and she'll probably be a big star someday, but now she's not.
Why should you make such a comparison with Bill Goldberg? Do you like him? I just don't understand, it's an absolutely out of place comparison." Bruce Prichard has reportedly been away from WWE shows. Vince Russo believes that having Eric Bischoff back would have been Prichard's way of keeping tabs on all the backstage happenings.