Eric Bischoff Hails FTR
FTR are arguably the best team on the planet, and Eric Bischoff is a fan
FTR are arguably the greatest tag team on the planet right now, with the AAA and ROH World tag team Champions putting on a series of incredible matches with whomever faces them.
The ‘Top Guys’ draw heavily from wrestling’s golden age, including how they present themselves, and on the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff admitted this is what makes them stand out:
“These guys are just so committed,” Eric Bischoff said. “That’s the one thing I noticed. Social media to me, I take it with a grain of salt, most people should. But certain people are consistent with the way they present themselves to the public. They’re authentic and real, I’ve talked a lot about Becky Lynch and why I became a fan of Becky Lynch, which is essential because she did such a great job in early 2019 with her social media because she stood out amongst the rest.
“She used social media differently than so many other people and that’s what caught my attention. FTR is doing the same thing their way, they are not portraying a character so much, that’s who these two guys are. How do you not become a fan of them? And then on top of it, to over-deliver, not only from their execution and athletic presentation and some of the dynamic things that they do but they’re true to their style, which means they’re true to their character and they’re staying true to their entire backstory.
“I just dig that, I’ve always been fans of theirs. I’ve had little interactions with them very briefly back in 2019 when I was with WWE, but it was minimal at best. Obviously being around AEW just a little bit, hanging around backstage just a little bit, I got to talk to them a little bit more, and more importantly, watch them. Watch them interact backstage and watch them with their promos and I went, wow, these two are different.
“Not taking away from anybody else but these two are kind of the real deal and they’re not trying to be a wrestler… oh, I shouldn’t have said that, but they’re not trying to be a character. They’re just themselves and they love to wrestle, but they’re staying so true to their brand, their individual tag team brand, and as people. These are grounded guys, they’re not in the ‘I’m a wrestling superstar’ ether because that’s very temporary, doesn’t last long and it’s not real, to begin with.
“When you are able to live your real life and work as an extension of who you are as opposed to being a mirage of who you are, that’s the kind of character that I gravitate towards. If I haven’t already said enough good things about them, I don’t think I can. FTR right now, in this moment, with the heightened awareness of wrestling and everybody competing for attention, these guys broke way the f*** out of the pack. Not that they weren’t doing it before but it just became more noticeable all of a sudden.”
H/T: Wrestling Inc.