In his Strictly Business Podcast, Eric Bischoff commented on the decision of top promotions to let their wrestlers work in the Indies. Bischoff believes that there are no benefits in that story and that this only creates a problem.
“I wouldn’t do it. Where’s the benefit other than to the talent and to the indie promoter? Where’s the benefit? Where’s the risk? I guess you could probably, if you dig deep enough and hard enough and you wanted to justify your position badly, you could come up with a benefit.
Maybe because you’re supporting the indie scene and building some loyalty and following within the independent audience, and that’s not a bad argument. It’s just that the value of that argument is minimal, in my opinion.
What’s the risk? Well, the risk is somebody gets hurt on the indie scene and takes them off your roster. "- he said
Eric Bischoff: I just don’t see a scenario where the benefits outweigh the risks
Eric thinks it's a huge risk.
In addition, he is not sure how much a wrestler will learn on the Indie scene and progress. Bischoff emphasizes that it is necessary to learn certain things in other ways. Eric is obviously a man with experience who bases his statements precisely on that experience.
"I think that’s probably happened in the past. I just don’t see a scenario where the benefits outweigh the risks. As an average golfer, would you get any benefit from taking lessons from somebody who’s less proficient in golf than you? Here’s your answer.
What are you going to learn on the indie scene? How are you going to improve on the indie scene? All you’re going to do is learn a bad golf swing, and it becomes twice as difficult to unlearn a bad golf swing and unlearn bad habits than it takes to learn good ones or to learn good golf swings”.