Eric Bischoff spoke on the 83 Weeks Podcast about the momentum that AEW has been gaining in recent months on WWE.
The likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Adam Cole have joined the promotion.
“The flip side of that conversation is AEW is definitely closing the gap, they’re growing, their audience is growing,” Bischoff mentioned. “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.
“They’re 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.”
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