• Eric Bischoff Reveals His Major Mistake During His 2019 WWE Run That Led To His Release
Former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently appeared on an episode of former WWE announcer Renee Young’s Oral Sessions podcast and spoke about his brief backstage WWE run as Executive Director of Friday Night SmackDown in 2019.
Here’s what the WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“I’ve had a lot of time to think about this, partially because I get asked that a lot and it’s forced me to think about it.
Here’s where I f**ked up. I went into WWE overly concerned about the way people perceive me. And by that, I don’t mean people I meet out on the street, but in a wrestling environment, there’s been so much narrative about how heavy-handed I can be and difficult at times.
Some of that is true, I don’t deny it. But it’s been way blown out of proportion. And it was really important to me, this is my error in judgment, it was more important to me to fit into the system and eventually try to implement my ideas and the things that I wanted to do. I don’t think that’s what Vince wanted.
Now looking back on it, I think, ‘what if I would’ve gone in there and been the kind of alpha executive we all know Vince likes?’ And I could’ve done that because that’s not alien to my nature, to be very aggressive and focused. And sometimes it rubs people the wrong way.”
Eric Bischoff was replaced by Bruce Prichard (fka Brother Love) after only 4 months in his position and did not return to the company until the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, that included his well deserved induction.
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• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 61st birthday of Old School WWF Tag Team Wrestler Steven Dunn (Real name: Steven Doll).
If you were watching World Wrestling Federation TV in 1993-1995, you will remember him as one half of the mid-card Tag Team ‘Well Dunn’ with his Tag Team partner Timothy Well (Rex King).
They were managed by Harvey Wippleman and feuded with The Bushwhackers for most of their WWF career.
Steven Dunn was also an entrant in the 1995 Royal Rumble match, just like his Tag Team partner Timothy Well.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
December 9, 1960 – March 22, 2009