Total Wrestling Magazine recently interviewed former WCW President Eric Bischoff, which is available here. They sent us these highlights:
"Talent are far more athletic than I ever remember them being, they have the ability to do things that just are mind boggling. One thing that I notice is there's still [not] a lot of character development, the young talent nowadays are working so hard to achieve a five star match physically in the ring that at the time the feeling gets lost in the process and the character as well."
Smaller guys being on top of WWE:
"The wellness program has certainly had an effect on talent and how some people perceive talent, I think the standards have changed for talent too. You used to in order to be successful as a professional wrestler have to be at least 6 foot 2 and weigh at least 300 lbs. Nowadays, you try and find someone who fits that bill and there's very little people, all of a sudden now expectations have been changed, you can weigh 180, 190 pounds and as long as you're gifted athletically and know how to tell a story and be good on the microphone, you can be a star. It has opened up the business as there is way more talent that fits this bill than the old style. It's way more diverse around the world."