After iMPACT Wrestling scored its highest rating of 2011 and brought in the most viewers in the show’s history this past Thursday night, Eric Bischoff took to Twitter to make a brief comment on the historic success. Bischoff has never been one to back away from the internet wrestling media, choosing to call out the various conjecture-reported-as-fact situations that are posted to the more popular wrestling websites. For some time now, Bischoff has noted that he believes the loudest, negative voices online represent only a small fraction (by some estimates, about 1%) of the entire viewing public.
As a part of that theory, Bischoff has consistently noted that the popular internet wrestling writers fabricate stories to push their own personal view of what professional wrestling should be in 2011. He mocked their point of view with the following tweet yesterday:
Ever notice how the shows that the dirt sites put over get the lowest ratings and the ones they bury get the highest? hmmmm.
This observation was made by Bischoff after the outpouring of disgust from the dirt sheets after they took Hulk Hogan’s anti-Bobby Roode and AJ Styles pre-Bound for Glory comments as fact. This also plays into Bischoff’s overriding theory (admittedly, I agree with him on this point) that the folks who write those dirt sheets are the biggest marks in the wrestling world – either on or offline.