During his 83 Week's podcast, Eric Bischoff offered Tony Khan some advice following his recent trash talk against WWE.
"If Tony Khan were to call me and ask for any advice, here’s what it would be — shut up and wrestle, dude” Bischoff said. “Just put out the best product you can and you’ve proven you can. Focus on that. Now this is weird coming from me, right? The guy who challenged Vince McMahon. The guy who gave away their finishes. But here’s the difference. I was actually competing with him. I was going head-to-head. Real head-to-head. Like, my show started the same time his show started each and every week.”
“And another thing Tony came out and said ‘We’re at the ‘96 stage’ of WCW and we’re just going to not make their mistakes. Tony, you’re inventing some mistakes, brother, by coming out there and constantly comparing yourself and deriding your competition, but not having the willingness — I almost said balls — but not having the willingness to say, ‘OK let’s go head-to-head, let’s really compete. Let’s see who can get who’s market share.’ That’s real competition, so I’m a little disappointed in the rhetoric I’m hearing out of Tony as well as some of the talent. Shut the f*ck up until you’re actually competing and you’re actually competing favorably— and by the way Tony, in 1996, I was kicking WWE’s ass every week in a real head-to-head competition, not a cosplay competition.”