4. Eric Bischoff Says John Cena Taking A Shot At Roman Reigns’ Failed Drug Test Isn’t Good For Business
As seen on this week’s episode of Raw, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena took a shot at Roman Reigns’ failed drug test (WWE Wellness Policy failure) from last year. Below is what Eric Bischoff had to say about it on his “Bischoff On Wrestling” podcast:
I am still not sure. Part of me likes it because it is breaking the mold. Everybody knows I love a shoot. I love doing anything that doesn’t feel scripted and cookie-cutter. Especially in WWE because so much of their stuff is cookie-cutter and formulaic. To me it almost feels like it steps right up to that line where you don’t want to cross because there are so many other ways that you can do that kind of segment and make it personal.
That’s what really makes a good build up to a match when it’s a good, believable and credible issue. I think what they are doing with Cena and Reigns right now is trying to get to that point where it feels like a real, personal issue and it feels organic. I applaud them for that. I really, really, really do. I think that is missing so badly right now in the format today in sports entertainment. That particular nuance and that approach to it, to me, is just a little bit off the mark. I just don’t know.
I am right at that point where I want to like it but part of me goes, “No, you could have done something different that could have been better without getting dirty and getting in the mud.” It’s ok to get in the mud if it’s a personal issue. When it comes to a drug test? As JR would say, “I don’t think that’s good for business.”
You can watch the segment below: