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Eric Bischoff talks AEW seemingly ‘closing the gap’ on WWE

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Former WCW President and on-screen personality for WWE Eric Bischoff recently discussed the AEW vs WWE ‘war’ that seems to be heating up.

Commenting on the situation on the 83 Weeks Podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about AEW starting to ‘close the gap’ on WWE.

‘The flip side of that conversation is AEW is definitely closing the gap, they’re growing, their audience is growing,’ Eric Bischoff began. ‘If that trend continues, I think my quote was they’re going to be legitimate competition.

“I’m not sure I said anything about closing the gap, although, I didn’t write the headline. I think what I was referring to is AEW is on their way to becoming legitimate competition.

“When I say legitimate competition, I’m talking about for market share, not for online hype and peripheral news headlines because 90% of that is bullsh** anyway” Bischoff added.

‘They’re [wrestling media, ie. us] trying to create a war where one doesn’t exist because wars create interest and interest creates clicks and clicks create money.

“But what I’m seeing in AEW is a legitimate competitor, and if they continue on that trend that they’ve established, that competition is only going to get closer and closer, and then it’s about market share.

“Nobody is taking anything away from anybody. Raw or SmackDown are not taking anything away from AEW and AEW is not taking any market share from WWE. It’s just a duplication of the audience. That’s not bad, it’s just reality.’

Eric Bischoff on AEW vs WWE

RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday; again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom. The shows are also available on Peacock in the United States.

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