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Eric Bischoff Talks AEW Catering Too Much To ‘Smart’ Fans

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Former WCW President and WWE Executive Director of SmackDown Eric Bischoff recently discussed AEW on his 83 Weeks podcast. Easy E mentioned how AEW may well be catering ‘too much’ to ‘smart’ wrestling fans.

‘I think that’s a criticism that’s fair. And it’s not even a criticism, it’s an observation” Eric Bischoff began. “If doing so, AEW knowingly and intentionally by design is writing and producing its shows to appeal to that 10 percent of the audience that makes 90 percent of the noise and it’s working for them, go forth and fucking prosper folks.”

“Keep doing what you’re doing. That’s your goal. If you’re growing your audience by doing what you’re doing, continue to grow your audience” Bischoff continued. “Personally, I feel that the show does cater to the smallest and loudest percentage of the audience and does have a little too much of the indie feel to it. It’s not a criticism, it’s a distinction.”

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‘There’s nothing wrong with indie wrestling” Bischoff added. “And there’s a lot of it I really enjoy because it’s the roots and foundation. In my humble opinion, yeah, AEW needs to balance with different storytelling and characters that have a bigger feel because right now, other than a small handful of people, they all feel the same.”

“Some are spectacular, don’t get me wrong” Easy E continued. “Kenny Omega, the Bucks ’“ but for the most part, they all kind of feel the same. To grow the audience beyond what it currently is, you need to find those characters that appeal to a different mentality. I’m not saying they all need to be WWE characters, but there needs to be a good balance.’

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