Eric Bischoff warns AEW against creating a false sense of success while being in competition with what is essentially WWE’s C show.
The Wednesday night wars may not have set the world alight like the Monday Night Wars did but they surely are the talk every week within the wrestling community. Ratings for both shows are often compared and at the moment it seems that AEW holds the advantage in terms of ratings and viewership.
Former WCW head honcho Eric Bischoff however believes that the WWE still holds all the advantage over the fledgling rival promotion. He suggested that Tony Khan’s promotion should play the role of the underdog instead of creating a false narrative of success.
Eric Bischoff warns AEW against creating a false sense of success
WWE still has a lot of advantages that AEW doesn’t have,” Bischoff said on his 83 Weeks Podcast. “They’ve been around a lot longer; they’ve got a built in audience between Monday Night and Friday Night. It’s easy to cross promote their different shows. AEW doesn’t have that advantage.
Be careful of trying to create a false sense of success,” Bischoff continued. “Be careful about trying to brag and create this false sense of superiority for AEW and lose sight of the fact that they’re really not competing with the A game. They’re competing against the C game for WWE.
“If you acknowledge that and embrace that underdog vibe that AEW has, because everybody wants to see the underdog win. That’s what made the Monday Night Wars fun that competition. But in the position AEW’s in now, the biggest advantage they have is the disadvantage they have. Embrace the disadvantage, embrace the underdog status.”
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