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Eric Bischoff Worried About Creative Challenges With Booking Ronda Rousey In WWE

Posted By: Dustin Frisch on Feb 07, 2018

Eric Bischoff Worried About Creative Challenges With Booking Ronda Rousey In WWE

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff discussed Ronda Rousey signing with WWE in an interview that WrestlingInc did earlier this week with Bischoff. 

Bischoff noted that when talk of Rousey joining WWE he had said that it would be a bad idea because of the booking challenges that it creates.

"What is the WWE going to do, bring her in and have her wipe out half of the entire women's division because she's the baddest woman on the planet? That won't work. Are they going to put her over as a babyface? Eh, good luck with that. So there's some real creative character challenges there."

Despite the potential conundrum that WWE faces in booking Rousey, Bischoff says that there are people in WWE that are up to take the challenge.

"I think given the time and the patience and acknowledging where Ronda has been the last 16 - 18 months of her life and figuring out how to create that character and that storyline in full acknowledgement of that history, I think that there's a way to do it. But they're going to have to be careful."

On top of this, he also wonders how Rousey will perform in this new setting

"How is she going to handle becoming a performer in a scripted environment? How is she going to learn and adapt to the challenges of telling a story using physical drama instead of going in and competing physically, because they're two different worlds. Professional wrestling... is no different than a Broadway play except that in a Broadway play, actors are using dialogue to tell a story and establish their characters, while in WWE, they're using a physical dialogue to tell their story and build their characters. That's a very unique art, it really is. How quickly will Ronda adapt to that art? That remains to be seen."

Source: WrestlingInc Tags: #wwe #eric bischoff #ronda rousey

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