Eric Bischoff Believes WWE & AEW Lack Storytelling

10 months ago by SP3

Eric Bischoff Believes WWE & AEW Lack Storytelling AEW

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff has once again provided some criticism on WWE and AEW.

Bischoff has become one of All Elite Wrestling’s main critics with his recent indictment of CM Punk’s impact on the promotion being notable thanks to Tony Khan’s response on the post-Double Or Nothing media scrum.

On the latest episode of Strictly Business, the former WWE star explained how he feels about WWE’s storytelling style and why he feels AEW is lacking in that department.

Comparing how WWE has focused more on the quantity of content over the quality, he said:

“When you produce as much content as WWE does, the amount of content that they have to create to satisfy this monster they’ve created in television and the amount of revenue that those television contracts create for them, I think the quantity of content has forced them to de-emphasize the story,” Bischoff said.“Structuring story and adapting to things that happen in wrestling, injuries, personal issues, and contractual problems, forces you to adapt the story and it’s very very time-consuming. I think now in the case of WWE, they crack out so much product that the sheer volume is taking precedence over the quality of the story.”

Bischoff continued on to explain the difference between WWE’s storytelling to AEW’s, saying:

“I think with AEW, it’s more of a cultural thing where the decision is being made that it’s all about the quality of the matches and the dream matches and the story has become secondary. That’s being kind for the most part and I’m talking about a traditional beginning, middle, and end story with a great arc that takes the viewer on a journey and makes you emotionally invested. That element is mostly gone in AEW for the most part, in my opinion, and it’s more about the exhibition for the sake of the exhibition.”

Eric Bischoff did, however, go on to praise the current MJF storyline after his AEW Dynamite promo on last week’s episode, calling it the exception to the rule.

As previously noted, MJF has expressed a growing interest in pursuing Hollywood aspirations and taking meetings in Los Angeles following last week’s Dynamite episode in the city.

Quotes via Wrestling Inc.

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