8. Vince Russo Says Eric Bischoff Rode Hulk Hogan’s Coattails To Join TNA, Says He’s Sorry For Being Better Than Bischoff
After a recent edition of “Table For 3” on the WWE Network, Jim Cornette, Vince Russo & Eric Bischoff have been going back and forth taking shots. The latest addition to this drama is Vince Russo issuing an “apology” to Eric Bischoff. Below are the highlights from the so-called “apology”:
“I also want to apologize that a man had to have his lips sewn to another man, for the better part of twenty years. Sounds like a bad centipede movie to me, Eric. But that was the case between you and Hulk Hogan, wasn’t it? And Eric, how do I know that was the case? Here’s how I know it was the case. Because I want to apologize that when Dixie Carter wanted to hire Hulk Hogan, you rode in on the Hulkster’s coattails and you told Dixie Carter, ‘Hulkster ain’t coming without me, brother. This is a two for one deal.’ And ya milked Dixie, for an exorbitant amount of money, when she never wanted you in TNA in the first place.
I want to apologize, for you convincing Dixie Carter that ‘We had to go head-to-head with Monday Night Raw! It’s time, Dixie! We’re ready, we got the Hulkster! We can defeat them, Dixie!’ Yes, Eric, I believe it was you the Hulkster who were the big cheerleaders, why? It wasn’t your money. And what did you do? You embarrassed TNA, you ashamed TNA, and ya scarred TNA for life.”
Russo then talked about how he helped Bischoff get fired by WWE:
“I said, ‘Vince, you’ve got to hire this guy. He is a great performer, you could tell great stories with him,’ I did that, Eric! Me! Vince Russo! Even though you were my archenemy, because it was right for business. You think Vince would have ever brought you into the WWE on his own? He heard the same stories about you that everybody else knew, but it was me who put you over to him that got you the job at the WWE. How ungrateful can you be?
The man with one good idea. A whole career, one good idea and granted there are many that say that you stole the nWo angle from Japan, I’m gonna give it to ya, bro. I’m gonna give it to ya! You created that all on your own, but Eric, because you were a one-trick pony, you drove that idea into the ground and you opened the door for me and you allowed me to kick it in and beat your a$$ and get you fired. Isn’t that what this is all about, bro? How twenty years later, you can’t get over that?
Eric, I’m sorry, for being better than you. If I had a mic, now, I would drop it.”