Eric Bischoff recently took part in an interview with Total Wrestling Magazine in which he was asked for his thoughts on smaller wrestlers being at the top of WWE. Below is what he had to say:
“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.”
Click Here to read the full interview.