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Eric Bischoff Believes WWE Could Improve The Current Product With A More Pragmatic Approach

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff believes the entire WWE product needs to be de-sanitized in order to get better in the long run.

Eric Bischoff recently sat down with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports to discuss a wide variety of topics. When asked about what WWE could do to improve their weekly television, Bischoff had quite a few ideas that he believes would enhance the current WWE product:

“It would be story structure. It would be taking a more pragmatic approach to story structure,” Eric Bischoff said. “Actually, discipline would be a better word than pragmatic. It would be first recognizing that a good story has to have structure. It would be no different than shooting a movie that doesn’t have a script blocked out and not really knowing what the end of the movie is. You couldn’t be in the movie business that way. You couldn’t produce television shows that way. You can’t even write a book that way. I think with WWE because of the sheer volume of products that they produce globally every week, it only creates a more significant need for a more disciplined and well-thought-out story structure.

“That’s part of the flaw with WWE creative, at least in my opinion, is that there’s such a sameness to everything. OK, one show is red and one show is blue, and there are different names on the roster, but the look and feel, the story-telling technique, or lack thereof, everything feels so familiar and has felt so familiar for so long. I think it would need to be de-sanitized. The WWE is such a perfectly executed live production that it doesn’t even feel live anymore. It feels like you’re watching a feature film. I think with wrestling because of what it is, an arena-based event, you want the viewers at home to feel like their part of that event. Sometimes overproducing that show can take that away from the home viewer.”

Eric Bischoff recently gave a health update on Hulk Hogan amidst reports about his current status, which you can read at this link.

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