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. It seems he criticized AEW’s approach to storytelling.
AEW has all the momentum in the world right now thanks to the debuts of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole to their roster. This has ensured that the roster is one of the most stacked in all of pro wrestling.
One of the key aspects of AEW is certainly their long-term storytelling. The company has been touted as one that always listens to what the fans want and it seems Khan lives by this belief.
While speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Eric Bischoff talked about AEW’s approach to storytelling and criticized it for throwing ideas on the wall that doesn’t necessarily stick with fans.
“I would really like to see a more structured story formula because I see a lot of the same flaws in AEW’s approach to what is referred to as storytelling, but really isn’t in terms of structure and discipline. It’s leaving money on the table. you’re running through matches, but you’re not throwing any story on the wall that is sticking in a way of growing the audience. That’s the hard part, how do you grow the audience? Not how to do you satisfy an existing audience, that’s called preaching to the choir, you want to expand the congregation and attract people who otherwise aren’t attracted to you. The only way to do that is with great stories and great characters
Tony Khan also previously stated that he has a lot of long-term storylines planned in AEW. It remains to be seen what plans Tony Khan has in store for fans in the coming months.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes.
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