• “I don’t think NXT is as good as TNA was when TNA was at its peak” – Eric Bischoff
On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff compared WWE NXT to TNA Wrestling back in the day.
Below is what he said:
“I don’t think NXT is as good as TNA was when TNA was at its peak. Now ‘at its peak’ is subjective, right? Some people liked TNA when it first started because it was new. I get that. There’s value in that. There’s a valuation you can apply to that fact. A lot of people liked it because it did feel different in the very beginning. Some people liked that smaller presentation.
More than anything, everybody loves a competitor. Right, because you get your hopes up and you start getting interested in some new, fresh characters that you hadn’t seen before.
But if you go back and look at TNA in terms of its peak across the boards, not for a moment in time, but for an extended period of time across the boards in terms of television ratings, pay-per-view buys and house show attendance. And that’s going to be that period of time that I was describing earlier, right around the Aces and Eights peak storyline period with Brooke [Hogan] and Bully [Ray] and all of that when they were putting 2500, 3500, 5000 people in a venue. Yes, they did, and they actually paid for it.
I don’t know that NXT is doing anything better than TNA was when TNA was at its peak. I would be pretty sure, if I was a betting man, then I would bet that there are a lot more resources being pumped into NXT than there ever were being pumped into TNA.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (October 18, 1986) – NWA Pro
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Pro’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1986’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Announcement of Magnum T.A.’s car accident
– Brad Armstrong vs. Mike Simani
– Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude vs. Bill & Randy Mulkey
– Hector Guerrero vs. John Savage
– The Midnight Express vs. Alan West & Vernon Deaton
– Jimmy Garvin vs. Eddie Roberts