Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff Takes A Look At Creative Criticism Directed At WWE

If you ask Eric Bischoff, the criticism over the creative process in WWE shouldn’t fall on the shoulders of any one person.

The former WCW Executive Vice President and behind-the-scenes executive for WWE spoke about this subject during a recent installment of his “83 Weeks” podcast.

Featured below is an excerpt from the show where the legendary pro wrestling personality touches on this particular topic.

“If there is a perception out there that wrestlers don’t really have a voice in their creative in WWE and it’s really all up to the writers, that’s not accurate. I can only tell you about the very brief period of time I was involved in the creative process back in 2019, but talent would often go to the writers with their ideas. It was up to the writers to help shape that idea. No matter how great you are as a performer and how much experience you’ve had, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re that great at putting together an extended storyline that fits into the framework for what you need for television. As a talent, you could go to a writer that understood the basic building blocks of a great story and say, ‘I’ve got this great idea between me and this person over here.’ And it was up to that writer to work with that talent and come up with an idea that makes sense and then present that idea ultimately to Vince McMahon. I saw that a lot.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at H/T to 411 Mania for transcribing the above quotes.


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