Eric Bischoff Comments On The Possibility Of AEW's Pay-Per-View Schedule Expanding

Eric Bischoff comments on the potential of AEW's pay-per-view schedule expanding.

On Wednesday, July 12, Fightful Select published a report noting that Warner Bros Discovery had pitched the idea of an extended pay-per-view schedule to All Elite Wrestling. It is currently unknown if the company will proceed with the idea, but many people in the world of wrestling have begun to weigh in on the possibility.

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On the latest episode of the Strictly Business podcast, Bischoff was asked about the Fightful Select report, to which he noted that he thinks Warner Bros Discovery owns a piece of All Elite Wrestling,

“My first thought is, why? Why would Warner Discovery encourage AEW to produce more pay-per-views? I guess it’s because Warner Discovery owns a piece, they see the revenue and they want a share of it. I’m guessing they do right now, you don’t hear a lot of that chatter. But I’m guessing that Warner Discovery probably owns a piece of AEW, that’s part of their overall deal and as such, sees revenue potential there that is readily available and they want at it. If that’s the case, then I’m more convinced than ever that Warner Discovery owns a piece of AEW as we speak and are looking for revenue upside. Otherwise, why would they care?”

Bischoff continued on and elaborated on his stance, noting that Warner Bros Discovery would only care about television ratings if they didn't own a piece of the company.

“I’m absolutely convinced because otherwise it wouldn’t make any difference, why would they care? If they’re not getting a piece of the action, all they care about is television ratings. Since they’re looking for content other than television, there’s no other reason why they’d be interested unless they’re getting a taste.”

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