Eric Bischoff isn’t shy about giving strong opinions about AEW and he explained why on a recent podcast.
As a former President of WCW as well as WWE Hall of Famer who was also regarded as one of the best on-screen General Managers in WWE history, Eric Bischoff has seen a lot and done a lot in pro wrestling.
These days, Bischoff is a successful podcaster who gives his thoughts on the current wrestling business while also looking back on past shows that he was a part of.
On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff reacted to a fan who called him a “Jim Cornette for clicks” with regard to some of the things he says.
“Sometimes, oftentimes, when I’m asked questions, I don’t sugarcoat it. I’m not trying to get a job anywhere. I’m not protecting friends or family, which I do occasionally. There are certain questions that I’ll go out of my way, for whatever reason, to be very careful about how I answer them.”
“But with regard to the business of the wrestling business and my experience, good and bad, in that industry, I will answer a question if I’m asked.”
Eric Bischoff doesn’t intend to “bury” people with his opinions
As he continued, Eric spoke about how he didn’t intend to bury anybody in AEW when he is critical of the company.
“And a lot of the questions I’m asked have to do with what’s wrong with AEW. And I answer them, not trying to bury anybody. Well, sometimes I admit the way I answer things it is a little… it’s got a bit of an edge to it, but that’s the entertainment part of what we do. But look, you ask me a question, I’m gonna give you an answer.”
Bischoff also said that two years ago he made a prediction that AEW would struggle in terms of growing its audience unless they had a “sophisticated storytelling approach.” Bischoff was right because AEW is doing similar or lower ratings today.