Eric Bischoff Says Multi-Man Matches Are A Sign Of Malfunctioning Creative

Eric Bischoff gets candid about his views on multi-man matches, and why he feels they expose flaws in promotions' creative direction.

On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff, while discussing the career of Rey Mysterio in WCW, commented on a Triple Threat Tag Team Match that took place at Slamboree 1999. The match featured Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman facing Raven and Perry Saturn in addition to the tandem of Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.

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While the former WCW President would be complimentary of the talent in the match, he would ultimately say that booking this kind of match really exposed the flaws which existed in the creative team of WCW at the time and would explain why he just isn't a fan of multi-man matches.

"So we were running out of ideas. That was it. We didn't have a good story. We had great talent, some great talent. But we didn't have a great story. We didn't know where we're going," Bischoff began. "This is 1999. I was there, I can tell you, especially in the Spring of 1999. It was nothing but chaos. Internally, behind the scenes, as well as what was going on on television. But this is a perfect representation. I mean I was guilty of it myself. I did it. I know from where I speak when it comes to four-man, six-man, eight-man, all that kind of gimmick shit that people put on TV. It's really a representation of the fact that you're creative isn't functioning properly and you don't have a good story. And this was me doing it in the Spring of 1999."

Back in October, Eric Bischoff was let go from his position as Executive Director of WWE SmackDown and replaced by Bruce Prichard.

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