Eric Bischoff has been vocal in his criticism for AEW for quite some time. He has now jumped on AEW for having matches without well crafted stories.
Eric Bischoff has been critical of AEW’s booking several times in past. He has questioned and denounced Tony Khan’s booking for having bad or even no storytelling.
Tony Khan was on Busted Open Radio this past week where he replied to Bischoff’s comments that there is a lot of interesting stuff happening in AEW. Khan credited Eric’s thoughts to the shift in perception in wrestling for last 20 years.
AEW president also went on to talk about how more than half of the matches in WCW were without storytelling. It was just two good performers going at it.
On the latest episode of his 83 weeks podcast Bischoff replied to those comments saying that he never implied that every match should have a story. What he meant was that you need to have good reasoning for matches to happen.
Eric further added that his main issue with AEW was the matches that don’t have a well structured or compelling storyline. Eric Bischoff says that AEW presents excuses for matches and not well crafted storylines.
Here’s what Bischoff had to say :
“No, I didn’t see it or hear it. I’m aware of it, obviously, because people kept blowing me up yesterday, you know, wanting me to react, or the day before? I think it happened on Thursday. I’m not sure. It probably happened Wednesday. You know, I’m aware of it and look, hey, I’ve criticized myself plenty on this show for things that I wish I would have done differently or things that”
“I’ve learned subsequent to my time in WCW that I wished I had the knowledge or the the instinct or insight that I have now, 25 years ago. It would have been a better show. But there were certainly random matches that didn’t have any story in WCW. I’m not denying that. But I’m also going to point out that I don’t think I ever said in any of my commentary about AEW that I believe that every match should have a story.”
“I’m not trying to belittle anybody. I’m pointing out that I believe in today’s competitive environment, with television being what it is, that if you want to, pay attention Tony, build and grow your audience, you’re going to have to do it with well crafted, compelling, well structured storylines, and I don’t see it. I see excuses for matches and that’s not a storyline. So that’s my critique, constructive as I hope it is interpreted, but clearly won’t be.” – h/t wrestlingnews.co
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