Eric Bischoff is a veteran in the pro wrestling business and is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds to have ever worked in it. He is well aware of the changing landscape of pro wrestling as well.
The Wednesday Night Wars between WWE and AEW began in October 2019 as AEW Dynamite and NXT went head-to-head every week in order to see who would come out the better show. AEW Dynamite would win in the ratings war for the majority of the time. The Wars finally came to an end last month after NXT moved to Tuesday nights.
While speaking to Adam Barnard on Foundation Radio, Eric Bischoff was asked what AEW needs to do to start a proper war with WWE. Bischoff stated that AEW has to go head to head with WWE and take away some real estate from them.
“Here’s what has to happen for that to be viable. AEW’s got to go head to head. There’s got to be a fight. There has to be a battle. Going back to storytelling, what are the stakes? Until AEW gets to the point where they’re delivering a similar sized audience and start trying to take some real estate…it’s a war! If you want a war, you got to have a freakin’ war! You gotta do it! AEW needs to take away some WWE real estate. And when that starts happening, people will believe the war, and then they’ll be invested.”
We will have to see how both companies will improve their product for fans and if AEW will one day have an all-out war with WWE.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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