On the most recent version of his 83 Weeks podcast WWE Corridor of Famer Eric Bischoff spoke about AEW catering to its hardcore fanbase, a transfer that the previous WCW President admits is not essentially a nasty factor. Bischoff later names Randy Orton, Matt Riddle, Cody Rhodes, MJF, and Kenny Omega as 5 superstars he would draft to kickstart a brand new wrestling firm. Hear his ideas under.
Says that AEW does cater to their hardcore “good” followers, however that’s not essentially a nasty factor:
“I feel that’s a criticism that’s honest. And it’s not even a criticism, it’s an statement. If doing so, AEW knowingly and deliberately by design is writing and producing its reveals to enchantment to that 10 p.c of the viewers that makes 90 p.c of the noise and it’s working for them, go forth and fucking prosper people. Maintain doing what you’re doing. That’s your objective. In case you’re rising your viewers by doing what you’re doing, proceed to develop your viewers. Personally, I really feel that the present does cater to the smallest and loudest share of the viewers and does have slightly an excessive amount of of the indie really feel to it. It’s not a criticism, it’s a distinction. There’s nothing flawed with indie wrestling, and there’s loads of it I actually get pleasure from as a result of it’s the roots and basis. In my humble opinion, yeah, AEW must stability with totally different storytelling and characters which have a much bigger really feel as a result of proper now, apart from a small handful of individuals, all of them really feel the identical. Some are spectacular, don’t get me flawed. Kenny Omega, the Bucks – however for probably the most half, all of them sort of really feel the identical. To develop the viewers past what it at present is, it’s essential discover these characters that enchantment to a distinct mentality. I’m not saying all of them must be WWE characters, however there must be a superb stability.”
Names 5 wrestlers he would decide to kickstart a brand new firm:
“[MJF], Matt Riddle. I’d snatch Randy Orton in a heartbeat. Kenny Omega, received sufficient momentum. In case you’re beginning contemporary, there’s loads of expertise in WWE, however I solely get 5. You’re anchors and folks you’re gonna be relying on for the subsequent 5 or 10 years. I’m going Cody.”
(H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania)