Eric Bischoff is the former president of WCW and he spoke about AEW’s backstage environment. Bischoff was the only man that came close to beating WWE during the Monday Night Wars. Unfortunately. Bischoff lost the war and WCW went out of business.
Bischoff made his appearance on AEW for the first time last week. He was a moderator for the debate between Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy.
Eric Bischoff on the Backstage of AEW
"When I went backstage at AEW, the first thing I noticed is wow, these guys are actually having fun trying to figure these things out," Bischoff said.
"These guys are actually having fun trying to lay a match out in a way that not only entertains the audience but advances the story. You could tell, I could hear some of the conversations as I was walking by, these guys are working hard to get each other over, they're not just working hard to get themselves over which you have to do.
"When you get to that point, and you're coming at it with a frame of mind of how can I make my opponent look better than me and your opponent is looking to do the same thing, that's when the magic happens. I can't say enough good things about the talent, the energy backstage, the hospitality, the professionalism, it was really a great experience for me."
He also spoke about that appearance probably being his last ever on a professional wrestling show. He stated that if that is the case, he is happy to end this part of his life in AEW. "If I never step in front of a camera again, if I never go backstage again anywhere, it would be okay to me," Bischoff admitted.
"I'm really glad that my last experience in a backstage environment watching a bunch of young talent, fresh talent and hungry talent that believe they can make a difference, that energy is something I walked away with.
If that's the last experience I have, it will be a great one." Bischoff then spoke about AEW being compared to WCW, especially after AEW got its very own TNT deal. "It was the same sense I got when I was backstage at AEW," Eric Bischoff said.
"That energy, believing they could, knowing that they got the right team in place. That breeds a lot of positivity and positivity breeds more positivity and all that energy creates a good entertaining product. You're coming at it with a different perspective, you're having fun, working hard but you're getting an opportunity to be creative and show what you got."