Eric Bischoff Claims 'Cinematic Matches' In WWE & AEW Are Merely A Passing Fad

WWE AEW |By Matt Boone |Sun, January 17, 2021 - 2:47PM EST
Eric Bischoff

"Cinematic matches" in WWE and AEW are merely a passing fad.

That is the opinion of former WCW Executive Vice President and WWE SmackDown Executive Director Eric Bischoff.

The longtime pro wrestling executive and on-air performer recently spoke with managing editor of combat sports content for Sportskeeda, Riju Dasgupta, for an in-depth interview where he touched on this particular subject.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview, where "Easy E" explained why he feels the recent trend of "cinematic matches" in WWE and AEW will eventually disappear from the business.

“I don’t think it’s the future of the business; I think it’s a valuable component. I think it’s a special attraction. I think if it’s done too much, it will lose some of its value to the audience when everything becomes a cinematic style match; then it’s no longer special.

"I think if the cinematic matches are presented as a special event, once a year, or twice a year, or in unique story-driven situations, I think it could become a very valuable part of the presentation. But I think to rely on that exclusively as a presentation would diminish their value.”

Check out more from the new Eric Bischoff interview with Riju Dasgupta via the official Twitter feed of the SK Wrestling combat sports managing editor @rdore2000.

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