• Eric Bischoff On What Modern-Day Wrestling Suffers From
During a recent Fightful interview, WCW Legend Eric Bischoff spoke about the current state of modern-day professional wrestling and how it has changed and evolved since the days of past eras.
Here’s what the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer said:
“What’s changed? I think the emphasis on physical performance is much greater than it was in the past. Which I think is great.
However, character and story have suffered. So there’s so much emphasis put on high flying, super athletic, ‘Holy sh*t’ or ‘This is awesome,’ trying to get the chant and that’s cool, and I get it and it’s fun.
But when you sacrifice story and characters in order to achieve that, I think it hurts the product in the long run. I think that’s one of the things it’s suffering from now.
Now, do I get mad about it? I don’t really care. I just notice it. I’m not in the business any more. So I don’t, as we say in the sticks, have a dog in that hunt. But it’s obvious to me.”
Eric Bischoff started as an announcer and interviewer for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (AWA) from 1986 until 1991 before he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in ’91 to do the same, but eventually became the Senior Vice President, who was in charge of WCW during the famous Monday Night Wars of the 90s.
After WCW was sold to Vince McMahon, Eric was brought to WWE as the General Manager of the Monday Night RAW brand, a position he held from July 2002 to December 2005.
Some of the younger fans will also remember him as an on-screen character for Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) between 2010 and 2012.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 6, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Crush vs. Kevin Kruger
The Headshrinkers vs. Dan Robbins & John Lars
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Jerry Fox
Virgil vs. Mike Kramer
Damien Demento vs. Jim Brunzell
Marty Jannetty vs. Spike Jones
Rick Martel vs. Gary Jackson