Yesterday, Eric Bischoff put out two tweets regarding internet wrestling fans and their perspective on the wrestling business. As he usually does, Bischoff backed up his statements by citing research (though not specific research studies this time around). The full text of Bischoff’s comments on Twitter can be read below.
“Seems like 90% of the audience loves what the loudest 10% hates. So who really matters? The 10%er’s can’t get over the fact that they are irrelevant. Ratings don’t lie. Research doesn’t lie. IWC smarks need to get over it.”
If I could offer a very brief bit of commentary, my guess is that some well-known internet writer will try to knock down Bischoff’s latest series of tweets. Folks easily forget that Bischoff is a successful television executive and that he conducts viewer research on a regular basis. Say what you want about how he managed World Championship Wrestling as a business, but the truth is that he created a television show that people wanted to watch and was a ratings juggernaut.
As Bischoff says, research doesn’t lie.