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Eric Bischoff Says Comparing AEW And TNA Is “Stupid And Ignorant”

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff, who worked for TNA between 2010 and 2014 has commented on fans comparing that company with All Elite Wrestling.

Speaking on the Insight with Chris Van Vliet podcast, the former WCW President explained that there was no basis for comparisons between the two.

Bischoff explained:

“That’s stupid and ignorant, I mean that in the literal sense. People who say those things have no real first-hand knowledge or experience. They have theoretical knowledge based on their fandom. But they don’t really know what they are talking about.”

“I think what AEW is doing is by no means ground-breaking but they are smart. Bringing in former WWE talent with international brand equity and a fan base, what is wrong with that? If you have to rely solely on that I can see the argument. The wrestling audience is not one demo and it’s family viewing. If people today understood the challenge of building a primetime product, you have to appeal to a wide variety of people. If you bring in a load of young fresh talent, no one knows or cares about them.”

Eric Bischoff then emphasised the need to build a relationship with an audience and also commented on AEW’s use of legends:

“You have to build the relationship with the audience. AEW is bringing in equity with former WWE talent and scratching the nostalgia itch. But they are also simultaneously bringing in new and fresh talent. The legends are not detrimental to the new stars.”

Eric Bischoff also gave his opinions on Goldberg, stating the reason that he believes the former WCW Champion still wrestles in WWE.

Credit: Insight with Chris Van Vliet

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