Eric Bischoff is no fan of the Wrestling Observer or Dave Meltzer.
The recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards created a stir on social media, and that commotion reached Eric Bischoff. The former Senior Vice President of WCW has been open about his dislike and critique of Meltzer for a number of years and held nothing back when discussing the awards.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff claimed that Meltzer is a “fraud” and called attention to recent reports where he was accused of printing false information.
“There is no bigger example of a fraud — by virtue of the fact that recently we found out that this so-called ‘objective journalist’ is taking phony information that is fed to him and posting as if it’s true in his own voice and it’s not — he was exposed. There is not a bigger fraud in the wrestling industry today than Dave Meltzer and the dirt sheet universe that he’s created.”
The WWE Hall of Famer went on to say that Meltzer doesn’t want WWE to succeed, and claimed that he has been projecting his opinion as fact with regard to the storyline involving Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns, and Sami Zayn. Before moving on to other things, Bischoff launched into one final salvo.
“He’s a liar, he’s a fraud, he’s a weak-minded person, and he’s projecting. He’s been doing it for years. Some people are just seeing now because things have changed. We have these things called podcasts, you can hear from people like Bruce Prichard, or Eric Bischoff, and Booker T or any number of other people that will rip this fraud to shreds. We’ve been watching it happen, in my case for 30 years…
I hate to say it, but he is a disase. He’s a malignant, incidious disease when it comes to the way that wrestling covered. He’s doing it because there’s a need, somewhere deep-seated in Dave Meltzer to have a little group of people around him that will pat him on the back and give him a cookie.”
Eric Bischoff Claims It Was A “Joke” Tony Khan Was Named ‘Booker Of The Year’
During the conversation, Bischoff took Meltzer and his readers to task over the fact that Tony Khan was named ‘Booker of the Year.’ Although it was readers who voted for Khan, Bischoff claimed that they did so after being influenced by Meltzer.
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