Managers tend to make the wrestlers look better, and Eric Bischoff, who also has his own podcast ’83 Weeks’ on AdFreeShows.com, spoke about the talent that could use a spokesperson.
Bischoff went on to talk about his experiences of working with Erick Rowan during his stint as the Executive Director of SmackDown. Bischoff felt that Rowan showed a lot of promise, and if given the time, the former Wyatt Family member could have been a great worker on the microphone in WWE.
Bischoff worked closely with Rowan on a few occasions, and he was impressed with the Superstar’s willingness to listen and learn.
“Erick Rowan was somebody who I thought had a lot of potential when I was in WWE. And Erick could have developed a great promo. I worked with him, you know, a few times, maybe three or four times, helping him work on his promo, you know, right before he went out on a live show, and he listened very carefully, and he processed everything very carefully. He really focused and put a lot of thought into it.”
Erick Rowan is just one; there are many: Eric Bischoff on the WWE talent that could have been bigger with a manager
Bischoff noted that Rowan focused on absorbing what was told to him, and he had all the tools to be a better performer. Eric Bischoff added that Rowan would have ideally produced different results in WWE if he had the right manager.
“To me, when I see somebody who really focuses and listens and tries to process and absorb the information, you know, that’s a big part of it. You know, you would want to do it, just like anything else in life. If you don’t have a strong desire to do it, you don’t really want to it; you’re really not going to focus on it. Erick did. Erick Rowan did, and I think he would have been one person that I think, with the right manager, possibly, could have had different results in WWE. Erick Rowan is just one. There are many. It takes a long time.”
Erick Rowan was released from WWE in April 2020, and he has since made a one-off appearance for AEW. Do you agree with Eric Bischoff’s assessment of Erick Rowan?
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Published 15 Jan 2021, 14:11 IST