On a recent episode of Eric Bischoff's podcast, the former head of WCW touched on the recent Independent Wrestling vs Old School style debate. Bischoff allows that the "high-flying antics" of the indy scene aren't his cup of tea, but says that there's enough variety in wrestling to be able to program a little something for everybody.
"I don’t necessarily like the more robust high-flying antics of guys like The Young Bucks. That’s just me, but I’m 62 years old. I also understand that the business evolves. The one thing that I remind myself of, almost every single day, is that you can’t program content for your own personal taste. Sooner or later you are going to be out of your own demo and there is just not going to be enough of you to support your business model. I learned that from Ted Turner by the way. Ted Turner used to have in one of his manifestos, 'Don’t program the network for your own taste. Open it up.' If you only appeal to people just like you then you are appealing to a very small audience. I remembered that. As much as I may prefer a 70s, 80s or even early-90s kind of format I am also a big fan of the business and I understand it evolves and changes. It’s no different than the music business."
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