Eric Bischoff has been credited as one of the most creatively sound minds in the wrestling business during the heights of the Monday Night Wars. Moreover, the WWE Hall of Famer spends most of his time giving opinions on wrestling topics relevant today. Recently, he argued that AEW President should learn about long-term storytelling from WWE’s Bloodline storyline.
The intense drama involved Roman Reigns, his family members, Paul Heyman, and the former Honorary Uce Sami Zayn. For the better part of last year, The Bloodline had occupied the top spot on WWE television programming.
The angle began with inducting Sami Zayn officially into the faction, a decision that was appreciated by all members of The Bloodline, except Jey Uso. However, Zayn’s popularity skyrocketed with his character work and connection with the WWE universe.
The fans also saw Jey Uso finally accepting Sami Zayn as a part of The Bloodline months later. Moreover, it was Jey Uso who stood for the former WWE Intercontinental champion when Roman Reigns questioned his loyalty towards the stable.
However, the biggest shocker came at the 2023 Royal Rumble event when Sami Zayn betrayed Roman Reigns and ended his association with the Bloodline. This amazing storyline prompted former WCW president Eric Bischoff to state that Tony Khan should take notes from this amazing story produced by WWE in order to improve his own storytelling on AEW programming during the latest episode of his “83 Weeks” podcast.
“I’m hoping that Tony is looking at the success of what’s going on, because people are buzzing,” Bischoff said. “People are putting the product over. The audience has been increasing. The ticket sales, the pay-per-views, merchandise — everything is coming up because that segment of the audience, which is still, in my opinion, the largest segment of the audience, is into great characters and great story.”
The interesting turn in The Bloodline betrayal storyline will see the latest chapter unfold between Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns at WWE Elimination Chamber. The event will witness the Tribal Chief defending the Undisputed WWE Universal championship against Sami Zayn in his hometown of Montreal, Canada.
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