• Eric Bischoff On Why He Agreed With Vince McMahon’s Decision To Release Him In 2019
In 2019, former WCW President Eric Bischoff was appointed as the Executive Director of SmackDown, but he was removed from his position a few months later and got released from the company.
During a recent interview with Lucha Libre Online, Bischoff revealed that it was Vince McMahon’s decision to release him and he agreed with that decision.
Here’s what Bischoff said:
“It was Vince’s decision. But again, it was one that I agreed with. It became apparent to me early on that the chemistry, the creative chemistry in WWE was not, in my opinion, it wasn’t a healthy creative environment for me.
It worked very well for WWE, I guess. But for me creative is as much about the energy, how well people get along, how well people can collaborate, and because WWE is such a fast-moving train, it was really hard to get on board and to get up to speed with their pace in the way they did things.
So it wasn’t a matter of… I mean, Vince and I are still friends. I’m still friends with a lot of people, including Bruce Prichard. He’s one of my closest friends. Still friends with a lot of people in WWE, but the chemistry just wasn’t right.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 9, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VIII’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– The Big Bossman vs. Jim Cooper
– Skinner vs. Kevin Katlin
– Repo Man vs. Mickey Jay
– Texas Tornado vs. Pat Tanaka
– Funeral Parlor with Sensational Sherri
– Legion of Doom vs. Bob Avery & Bob Morgan
– Papa Shango vs. Brian Costello