Eric Bischoff Believes Warner Bros. Discovery Owns A Piece Of AEW

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WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff took to an episode of his Strictly Business podcast, where he talked about a variety of topics. Bischoff discussed why Warner Bros. Discovery encourages AEW to produce more PPV events. He believes the reason is that Warner Bros. Discovery owns a piece of the company and since they see the revenue, Warner wants a share of it otherwise it wouldn’t make a difference, and they wouldn’t care.

Bischoff said, “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?”

“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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(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)