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Eric Bischoff Reveals Why It’s Hard For Him To Watch WWE

Eric Bischoff

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 8, 1985) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling

On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the first ever ‘WWF WrestleMania’ event.

The card can be found right here:

– Bobby Heenan vs. Salvatore Bellomo

– Angelo Mosca vs. Mr. Fuji

– Bob Orton Jr. vs. Swede Hanson

– Roddy Piper vs. the Tonga Kid

– Barry Windham vs. Moondog Rex

– David Sammartino vs. Ken Patera

• Eric Bischoff Reveals Why It’s Hard For Him To Watch WWE

During a recent edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff explained why it’s hard for him to watch WWE nowadays.

Below is what Bischoff said:

“I think one of the things that makes it hard for me to watch WWE is the quality of the promos are so flat, I’m searching for a word, they’re just not real, very few of them, not all of them, but the vast majority of them are so heavily scripted and so not the person that’s trying to perform it.

There’s nothing organic about it, there’s nothing that feels real, there’s nothing that’s remotely believable in so many of those promos that it actually takes me out of my enjoyment of the match.

If you don’t care about the talent, or you’re not buying into the talent or you’re not buying into the talent’s emotion that they’re trying to convey, it’s really hard to get excited about the match. And that’s unfortunately one of the things that I run into.

The WWE is just so sanitized and so filtered that it’s hard to get excited about it.

Other people love it, and God bless them all, but when you see a guy like Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and the Steve Austins and the guys that can really go out, Mick Foley, another one, guys that can just wing it, Chris Jericho as I mentioned, and can deliver a great promo and create emotion that didn’t exist before the promo, that’s the fun part of this business for me.”

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