• “I was dumbfounded. Shocked” – Eric Bischoff On Vince McMahon Stepping Down From His CEO Position
Due to the ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct by Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis, Vince voluntarily stepped down from his position as CEO and Chairman of the Board until the conclusion of the investigation.
However, Vince is still going to handle the WWE creative and book storylines as usual.
Stephanie McMahon has been named the Interim CEO and the Interim Chairwoman.
During his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff had the following to say about Vince stepping down from his position:
“I was dumbfounded. Shocked. I can’t imagine anybody felt any differently.
Even though it appears to be very temporaneous and not a permanent situation, at least that’s not the way it’s presented or the way I read it, but nonetheless, it’s a big damn deal and it did shock me.
I feel bad for a lot of people. I still have a lot of friends in WWE that I do care about a lot. Regardless of how this ends up, it’s going to adversely affect a lot of people.
How do you feel anything other than bad for people that you know and have affection for that are having to go through this? I feel bad for Bruce (Prichard).
I sent Bruce a text Friday night during the show going, ‘Brother, one hell of a ride.’ To be sitting in that seat, to be there in the eye of that f**king hurricane, man I feel for a lot of people.”
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon Forcefully Kissed By Eric Bischoff:
• ON THIS DAY IN TNA HISTORY (June 20, 2013) – TNA iMPACT
On this day in 2013, Total Nonstop Action! aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘TNA iMPACT Wrestling’.
This episode took place at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘TNA Bound for Glory 2013’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Bound For Glory Series: Mr. Anderson (Mr. Kennedy) vs. Joseph Park (Abyss)
2. Bound For Glory Series: Jay Bradley vs. Austin Aries
3. Bound For Glory Series: Hernandez vs. Christopher Daniels
4. Bound For Glory Series: Kazarian vs. Magnus (Nick Aldis)
5. Bound For Glory Series: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
6. Bound For Glory Series: Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode