Eric Bischoff On Pro Wrestling News Sites, “I Find Them To Be Much More Credible Than They Used To Be”

The debut episode of Eric Bischoff’s new weekly podcast Bischoff on Wrestling has officially been released on iTunes & PodcastArena.com!

You can find the full episode in the embedded audio player above as well as some of his comments transcribed below.

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On what he thinks of internet pro wrestling news sites and journalists:

EB: My feelings have evolved a lot over the years. That’s part and parcel because the internet sites for the most part… there are still some that are kind of throwbacks… a lot of them have really evolved over the years. I find them to be much more credible than they used to be. Guys like Wade Keller used to spend a lot of time editorializing. Convincing his readers that he was some kind of an expert when in fact he had never spent thirty seconds producing one frame of video or running a wrestling business. While he certainly had a valid opinion or perspective as a fan once you start positioning yourself as an expert, or even worse having inside information that really amounted to having third or fourth hand type conversations. I always had a problem with that but I don’t see as much of that anymore. I read Wade Keller. I have a lot of respect for Wade now. He doesn’t editorialize nearly the way he used to. Jason Powell over a ProWrestling.net. His counter part. I read Jason often. I read WrestleZone. I read because there is very little editorializing now and just more actual coverage of the news. It seems more and more that the internet sites now are making an effort to confirm sources and stories so we aren’t getting just the ridiculous stuff that permeated back before the internet in the dirt sheets. Early on with the internet sites. There was just so much garbage out there. With respect to the Wrestling Observer in particular I don’t think there’s anybody in that industry that has more direct credible contacts within the industry than Dave Meltzer. As much as I dislike the negative impact that guys like Dave Meltzer have had on the industry over the last couple of decades I can’t deny that fact that more often than not he’s pretty accurate. 

In the full episode Eric also discusses:

  • Brock Lesnar’s USADA violations and WWE’s decision to make him exempt from their WWE Wellness Policy
  • How Brock’s violations affects the perception of him and the pro wrestling business
  • Paul Heyman working for WWE without a contract and what he may want to do outside of WWE
  • Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan as the new RAW and Smackdown GMs
  • Finn Balor as the new #1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship
  • Sasha Banks as the new WWE Women’s Champion
  • More…

A new episode of Bischoff on Wrestling will be released every Wednesday night on iTunes and on PodcastArena.com

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