Eric Bischoff is somebody who has all the time been extremely engaged with the manufacturing worth of a wrestling present. One of many the reason why he catapulted WCW’s Nitro above WWE’s Uncooked in scores was as a result of he put extra of an emphasis on his present’s presentation. WCW used to run exhibits like WCW Saturday Evening in small studios, however he took Nitro on the highway which enhanced the product for followers.
He additionally cited TNA’s low-budget manufacturing as to why it may by no means really compete with WWE, and now, Bischoff is again talking about WWE’s production. He was requested about AEW’s product and Bischoff took the query again to WWE’s manufacturing high quality in an interview on Everything Is…
“I am fairly impressed with [AEW], yeah, for various causes. I stated this a very long time in the past earlier than I ever went again to work for WWE and I am gonna say it once more proper now – WWE is so good at dwell occasion manufacturing. No one does it higher than WWE,” stated Bischoff. “The issue is, they do it too nicely. Once I watch WWE, if I drop in on a Monday Evening Uncooked, it does not really feel dwell to me. It is shot so nicely, it is so clear, the manufacturing values are so excessive, there are not any errors, there are not any flaws minor or in any other case. It is simply so excellent that it does not really feel dwell.
“What I like about AEW is that it feels dwell to me. They do not stress the manufacturing values above all else. It is the motion within the ring. I really like the way in which they do a few of their interviews, not all. The tales really feel somewhat extra actual and natural to me.”
Since being fired from WWE in October 2019, Bischoff has made two recent appearances in AEW as a city corridor moderator. The latest of these was simply final month, however Bischoff stated what he does not like about AEW – or WWE for that matter – might forestall him from ever returning to both place.
“I’ll say this– that is gonna not go over nicely, and it could be sure that I by no means bought a cellphone name from AEW once more or WWE as a result of I am gonna criticize them each for a similar factor. Neither one in every of them are rising the viewers,” acknowledged Bischoff.
“Neither one in every of them are doing something new that hasn’t been finished earlier than. A minimum of not doing something large enough or new sufficient that they are not rising the viewers. AEW is hanging onto the identical 7-800,000 viewers. Each now and again, they will get somewhat greater than that. Each now and again, they will get rather less than that. However they’re hanging on to that very same – let’s name it 800,000 viewer common – that they’d final yr presently, earlier than COVID.
“WWE is barely hanging onto their viewers; their viewers is deteriorating. Neither group is doing something to revolutionize or develop the enterprise.”