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.
For many fans, modern day commentary can be either a great thing or a bad thing, depending on the pro wrestling company. Even in WWE, many fans did not enjoy newcomers such as Adnan Virk as part of the commentary team on Monday Night RAW and he was eventually fired.
While speaking on his 83 Weeks Podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff discussed his problems with modern-day pro wrestling commentary. Bischoff stated that he isn’t a fan of modern-day commentary as they are overproduced and don’t know how to make it feel real anymore.
“One of the aspects of wrestling that is the most overproduced is the announcers. They don’t know how to make it feel real anymore. They’re too busy being good at what they do and too good at being real. I don’t mean that as a criticism, it’s the nature of the evolution of the business. It’s not because they don’t have the talent or the ability, in the case of Jim Ross, he’s left more talent on the side of the road than I’ll ever have as a play-by-play announcer. But when you’re overproduced because you know too much and are trying to do too much based on all the information you have, you’re not bringing that genuine feel, that energy that is so contagious to the viewer.”
The pro wrestling world continues to change and a variety of aspects of the product will change along with it, for better or worse. While some do like modern-day pro wrestling commentary, others simply do not.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.