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.
Since its inception in 2019, AEW has done its best to give a product that is a proper alternative to WWE. The company also has its fair share of managers including the likes of Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts and Vickie Guerrero.
While speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about how AEW could improve their roster of managers by introducing more goofy managers to balance out the more serious managers in the roster.
“Arn, Tully, Jake, these are serious shoot asskicking motherf—ers. There’s no Jimmy Hart’s in that conversation, there’s no balance. Yes AEW is doing a great job in terms of integrating some of the legends, I being one of them occasionally getting to show up and I love that. Balancing the serious, intense with the high-flying, super athletic ridiculous skill sets but still have some of that goofy sh-t mixed in so that the whole audience is satisfied. Not just the portion of the audience that identifies with one specific era or style of wrestling.”
There is certainly truth to what Eric Bischoff said as a balance in characters for AEW managers might just be what the company needs. We will have to wait and see if AEW implements this idea.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes