Eric Bischoff gives his thoughts on the 2023 AEW All In PPV event

During his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff commented on the 2023 AEW All In PPV event…

“When you don’t have story, you put on a spectacle, and this was a spectacle. You had 81,000-plus fans, it was a beautiful venue. There were some great production shots, not as many as I thought I’d see. I didn’t think they put the event over quite as much as I think they could have or should’ve, but that’s probably being slightly over-critical. The lack of individual matches and the drama that usually comes with it because there’s story, there’s psychology in a match — even if there isn’t a backstory leading into the match, the match itself can have story, which is fine.”

“I was pretty supportive of Tony and AEW going into not having a lot of build-up into the event, and I still am. But I think the takeaway would have been better had there been more singles matches that had great psychology in the ring. We didn’t see that. What we saw was a lot of gimmick matches. Everything but the main event was a gimmick match, I think. Just too much. Too, too, too indie. It’s too indie-riffic. Even though it was in front of 80,000 people, it was too indie-riffic for me.” (quotes courtesy of