Eric Bischoff Comments On Stories And Characters Being Sacrificed In Modern Pro Wrestling

The world of professional wrestling has continuously evolved and changed over the course of several decades. However, not every change has been well received by fans and veterans alike.

While speaking with Fightful, Eric Bischoff commented on the emphasis of in-ring action in modern-day pro wrestling.

“What’s changed? I think the emphasis on physical performance is much greater than it was in the past. Which I think is great. However, character and story have suffered. So there’s so much emphasis put on high flying, super athletic, ‘Holy shit’ or ‘This is awesome,’ trying to get the chant and that’s cool, and I get it and it’s fun. But when you sacrifice story and characters in order to achieve that, I think it hurts the product in the long run. I think that’s one of the things it’s suffering from now. Now, do I get mad about it? I don’t really care. I just notice it. I’m not in the business any more. So I don’t, as we say in the sticks, have a dog in that hunt. But it’s obvious to me.”

Eric Bischoff to Fightful

Eric Bischoff also has many issues with AEW as a whole, especially regarding their storylines. Regardless, Bischoff will continue to share his thoughts on pro wrestling as a whole and that’s unlikely to ever change.

H/T to Fightful for transcription

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