Eric Bischoff: “I’m Not A Big Fan Of Wrestling Matches”

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Eric Bischoff is known for not being shy about giving his opinions on his podcasts. Recently, the former wrestling executive has explained why he’s not a big fan of wrestling matches.

When Eric Bischoff was the WCW President in the late 1990s they were very successful as the only wrestling company that was beating WWE consistently when WCW Monday Nitro beat WWE Monday Night Raw in the television ratings for 83 weeks. After “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s feud with Vince McMahon really took off, Raw started beating Nitro again and WCW was bought out by WWE in March 2001.

After his WCW run ended, Bischoff surprisingly joined WWE in the summer of 2002 as the on-screen General Manager of Raw. It was a role that Bischoff excelled in for the next three years. Bischoff’s exit as Raw GM was a memorable moment where he was dumped into a dumpster after he was “fired” from the job. Bischoff also had a brief run in WWE in 2019 as an Executive Director on Smackdown, but that ended after a few months.

Bischoff remains close to the wrestling business by hosting two podcasts. On a recent edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff explained why wrestling should be about entertainment first while adding that he wasn’t a big fan of wrestling matches.

“I’m going to get burned. I’m going to get crucified for what I’m about to say. But guess what? I don’t care. I’m just not that big of a fan of wrestling matches. I’m a big fan of the story and the way the show is architect-ed. Built. Formatted. Created. I’m a big fan of new ideas. Sometimes they work sometimes they don’t.”

Bischoff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021. Recently, Bischoff explained why a full-time WWE return won’t happen.

H/t to SEScoops for the transcription.