Eric Bischoff Explains Why WWE Currently Lacks Star Power
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Eric Bischoff was on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio and discussed why World Wrestling Entertainment currently lacks star power.
“I don’t think anybody stands out and that’s another challenge,” Bischoff says. “I think there’s a lot of really talented people there – either by default or design, I don’t know which it is. You know, it could be a little of both, I don’t know. I think over the past 5 or 10 years, there has been a decision, intentionally or unintentionally, to make WWE the star and everybody else the co-star. And when WWE is the and everybody else is the co-star, the co-stars could become interchangeable. And I understand that, to a degree, from a business point of view.
“[Jim Ross] just had a podcast about Stone Cold Steve Austin walking out of the WWE. Imagine the position that that put WWE in. You’ve got your whole company built up around one guy – all your marketing, all your promotion, all your plans built up around one guy, who decides for whatever reason, justifiably or not, he’s going home, or he gets hurt or he joins a monastery or whatever. You know, when you build your entire company around one guy and that one guy is no longer available, it does take a while to rebuild and it’s a problem. Now, again, I don’t know if it was by default or by design, but right now, you’ve got a lot of top talent, any one of them can be interchanged for the other on any given pay-per-view and no one will really care.”
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“I think over the past 5 or 10 years, there has been a decision, intentionally or unintentionally, to make WWE the star and everybody else the co-star.”@EBischoff on the lack of star power in Pro Wrestling ⭐️@davidlagreca1 @bullyray5150 pic.twitter.com/lEcHKEsjRN
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