Eric Bischoff believes outdated approach to storylines is failing pro-wrestling. He added that everything about the business had changed except the storylines.
There was once a time when pro-wrestling was everything. Everybody was watching it and everyone was talking about it. Over the years, however, the art has waned in popularity. I t doesn’t hold the significance it once had and Eric Bischoff knows exactly what to blame for this.
While speaking with Adam Barnard on Foundation Radio, Bischoff claimed that in an ever changing world wrestling has yet to change the way tell their stories. He suggested the industry find a new formula just as TV shows, movies and music have done.
Eric Bischoff believes outdated approach to storylines is failing pro-wrestling
“Someone is going to have to develop a formula. It’s not set in stone. It’s not math, it’s art. Look at stand-up comics. All of the best – Jerry Seinfeld has a formula for developing his comedy. It’s a very imprecise formula. Somebody is going to have to develop a formula like is used in every other form of entertainment, whether it’s music, whether it’s movies, television, novels. There’s been a formula for great stories for a long time.”
“Now, what makes a difference between consistently good programming or not is the experience those people have in coming up with ideas, throwing them at the wall and seeing what sticks, and executing them. There’s a lot of very talented people at that method of story approach, but that’s the same way that wrestling was produced and approached creatively since the beginning of wrestling time.”
“The business has changed, television has changed the business – television will change the business, and it has in some respects, but the storytelling aspect and the way wrestling is approached is lagging way the f*ck behind the production value, the athleticism, the size, the scope, the popularity. The only thing that hasn’t really grown and kept up with all those other great things is the approach to storytelling. It’s being done the same way now that it was in the 60s and 70s.”
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