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Eric Bischoff Reveals He Watched AEW Dynamite With Other WWE Writers

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• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Lucha Libre Legend Mil Máscaras (Real name: Aarón Rodríguez Arellano) turns 78 today.

Mil Máscaras is a huge legend in his home country of Mexico, where he’s considered one of the three all time greats, alongside fellow legends El Santo & Blue Demon.

Máscaras started his famous pro-wrestling career in 1965 and still hasn’t fully retired yet, as he still wrestles every now and then, though being protected in 6-man tag team matches, where he has to do very little and is more like a special attraction to sell tickets for the shows.

Mil also had short stints in the World Wrestling Federation (1981, 1983, 1984 & 1997) and Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1990).

In 2012, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his nephew Alberto Del Rio.


• Eric Bischoff Reveals He Watched AEW Dynamite With Other WWE Writers

While speaking to AEW President Tony Khan on a special stream to promote tonight’s AEW Fight For The Fallen, former Executive Director of SmackDown, Eric Bischoff, revealed that he watched AEW Dynamite with others members of the WWE Creative team.

Below is what he said:

“I do want to say this, one of the things that I think has distinguished [AEW] from anybody else, even when I was with WWE last year, I sat down and watched both shows side-by-side and I was working with WWE at the time and I was watching it in a writer’s conference room with a bunch of other writers.

One of the first things that I noticed was that [AEW] is handling the production so much better. When I watched the show during COVID, the way they’re shooting the show, it’s tighter, [they] embrace the venue instead of camouflaging it.

Somebody asked, ‘What did you think?’ I told him what I thought. [AEW] feels more like live TV and feels gritty enough to convince me it’s live. It feels gritty enough to feel like it’s live.”

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