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Eric Bischoff Says Fans Give Paul Heyman More Credit Than He Deserves

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 14, 1986) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

Magnum T.A. vs. Thunderfoot

Warlord vs. George South

Rock N Roll Express vs. Tony Zane & Ron Rossey

Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez vs. The Mulkeys

Arn Anderson vs. Todd Champion

Tully Blanchard vs. Vernon Deaton

Nikita Koloff vs. Mike Simani

Jimmy Garvin vs. Rocky King

• Eric Bischoff Says Fans Give Paul Heyman More Credit Than He Deserves

Eric Bischoff appeared live on 83 Weeks with Christy Olson on Thursday night, where he learned about Paul Heyman being replaced by Bruce Prichard as the Executive Director of RAW during the broadcast.

He discussed it on the show. Below are the highlights:

Eric questions whether Bruce Prichard is happy to take Heyman’s position:

“My first reaction is I’m going to send Bruce Prichard a text that says congratulations, with a question mark.”

His experience working with Heyman: 

“He’s quirky as sh*t. He’s got his own thing, you know. Most really creative, highly aggressive people do. Paul was a handful but in a fun and positive way for me, not in a negative or challenging way, but in a way that kind of made you better because he made you think.”

On the future of RAW with Prichard at the helm: 

“Bruce is probably one of my best friends to this day, and obviously I fully support Bruce. Bruce is an architect, more than a creative mind. But Bruce being a good architect will know how to take advantage of the resources within his grasp, and will do a great job.”

His advice to Heyman:

“This too shall pass. It’ll pass quickly, and there will be another opportunity tomorrow. So just lay low.”

Eric’s response to fan criticism of the change:

“Paul Heyman has connected to the audience in a way that kind of transcends some of the normal things that a lot of other people have to deal with. He’s an icon to many, many people.

In the eyes of many wrestling fans Paul can do no wrong. And that’s not true, Paul can do wrong, just like we all can. Paul’s just a human being. He’s a very creative, talented human being, but he still a human being that has flaws.

But Paul is on such a pedestal that I think people tend to give him a little more credit than they should for some things.”

Also Read: Drew McIntyre Comments On Paul Heyman’s Dismissal As Executive Director Of RAW

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