Eric Bischoff is a veteran in the pro wrestling business, whose mind led to the growth of WCW. Bischoff has helped every company he has been a part of in numerous ways. Bischoff is also disappointed by the current state of storytelling in pro wrestling.

As a whole, the element of storylines in pro wrestling, in general, has largely remained unchanged and that is an issue for many fans. For many fans nowadays, the art of storytelling in pro wrestling is slowly dying.

While speaking on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about the current pro wrestling product. Bischoff was disappointed by the lower emphasis on storytelling in pro wrestling.

“What’s the one thing about sports entertainment that has always captivated people? It’s really hard to pinpoint one thing because it’s different for everybody. But I think across the board, it’s the story. I would love [it], if there was a way in today’s environment and the sheer volume of things that needed to be produced. There could be perhaps more emphasis on story and less emphasis on the dynamic physical presentation.

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I think what’s happened with the industry over the years, the last 15 in particular, maybe 20, is that the athleticism has reached a point of being mind-boggling. It’s like watching Olympic-quality gymnasts do things that seem to defy physics. Now we’re seeing it within the context of a wrestling match. It’s mind-boggling to me.

But I think with the emphasis that’s on the physical presentation, unintentionally, story and character have become de-emphasized. So I’d like to see that balance shift a little more than it currently is. But part of that is just me because I’ve always loved the story. I’ve never been as excited about the physical presentation, as I have been about the story presentation, but I may be in the minority on that one.”

We certainly wonder if pro wrestling as a whole will improve its storylines. Many fans would agree that the majority of pro wrestling storylines have gotten stale over the years and that might not change anytime soon.

h/t to SEScoops for the quotes

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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