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Eric Bischoff talks AEW being in a ‘phenomenal’ position

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Former WCW President and Executive Director of WWE SmackDown Eric Bischoff recently discussed the current state of AEW, with the company hitting on all cylinders ahead of their new AEW Rampage show beginning this week.

Speaking on the 83 Weeks podcast (via AdFreeShows), Bischoff would question why WWE have been releasing so many talents that All Elite could potentially utilize.

“They’re [Tony Khan and AEW] hitting on all cylinders right now and, you and I talked about this a little bit recently, that it is such an unusual time, in my opinion, for WWE to be releasing not just talent in general, but top talent. Big equity” Eric Bischoff began.

“At a time when CM Punk is being dangled like the golden carrot, which has created a ton of enthusiasm. I don’t mean that to be derisive at all, I think they’re doing a great job with it” Bischoff continued.

“AEW has done such a phenomenal job of building up anticipation not only for CM Punk but on the heels of CM Punk, possibly, make sure I’m clear about that, possibly, you’ve got Daniel Bryan following up in New York” the former WCW President added.

“Now, how does that relate to this third hour on Friday night you ask, well you didn’t but I’m going to tell you anyway, I think AEW is in a phenomenal position due in large part, or at least in some part, because of the release of Bray Wyatt. The timing is just mind-boggling to me” Eric Bischoff would conclude.

Eric Bischoff on AEW

AEW will be heading to Pittsburgh for this week’s episodes of Dynamite and the world premiere of AEW Rampage. The following has been announced for the shows on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th:

AEW Dynamite ’“ Wednesday 11th August 2021:

  • IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match ’“ The Good Brothers (Gallows & Anderson) vs Evil Uno and Stu Grayson of The Dark Order
  • Nyla Rose w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kris Statlander w/Orange Cassidy
  • The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 4 ’“ Chris Jericho vs Wardlow w/MJF
  • Darby Allin vs. Daniel Garcia

AEW Rampage ’“ Friday 13th August 2021:

  • AEW Women’s Championship Match ’“ Dr Britt Baker D.M.D w/Rebel vs Red Velvet

All Elite Wrestling Dynamite is available to watch every week on TNT Network in the United States. The show is also available for viewers outside of the US on FITE TV as part of the AEW+ subscription service.

Check out all of our AEW Dynamite, Rampage, Dark and Dark:Elevation news here.

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