Eric Bischoff Explains How WWE Is Using Roman Reigns The Right Way

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Roman Reigns has had an incredible run as the top guy in WWE and Eric Bischoff explained why the company has booked their top star so well.

Over the past seven years, WWE has pushed Roman Reigns heavily as one of their biggest stars and eventually as their top guy. Reigns is a seven-time WWE World Champion including his current reign as the Universal Champion for the past 839 days. Reigns added the WWE Championship to his collection at WrestleMania 38 in April to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Reigns has also headlined six WrestleManias in the last seven years.

On a recent edition of his Strictly Business podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about how the way Reigns has been booked has helped make him a huge star. Bischoff made the point that WWE not overusing Reigns is a big reason why Reigns has done so well.

“This dude has been busting his a** for the last six years they’ve been pushing Roman. The fact that now he’s finally reached that level where he is the biggest name in the world in the industry and now people are bi***ing because they don’t see him wrestle a 20-minute match every week? If you saw him wrestle a 20-minute match every week, you wouldn’t want to see him anymore!”

As Bischoff continued, he talked about how it’s important not to overexpose a talent.

“There’s two ways to kill a talent, one is not to expose them enough and the other is to overexpose them, There’s a saying ‘less is more,’ that’s so true when you get to the top of the mountain. You can get overexposed so quickly and easily. Nobody intends to do it, it’s not malicious, it’s just lack of experience.”

One of Bischoff’s guests was Dave Scherer of PWInsider, who criticized the way that AEW booked Jon Moxley when he was the AEW World Champion that wrestled often on television in competitive matches.

“Look at [Jon] Moxley when he was champion, not only is he defending the title every week on television, he’s giving everyone a 51/49 match, including people, let’s face it, nobody has ever heard of. It’s like ‘hey, Joe from the bowling alley just showed up and he almost beat the champ,’ it’s like what are you doing? The champ is supposed to be special! A guy like me should not be able to fight Jon Moxley and almost win. It blows my mind.”

The last time Roman Reigns wrestled on television was on November 26th when The Bloodline won the Men’s WarGames match at Survivor Series. The next time Reigns will compete on Smackdown is on December 30th when he teams up with Sami Zayn against Kevin Owens and John Cena, who announced his return on the December 16th edition of Smackdown.

H/T WrestlingInc