• “That makes no sense” – Eric Bischoff On Vince McMahon Wanting Him To Join The “Kiss My A$$ Club”
On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, WCW Legend Eric Bischoff revealed that during his WWE Ruthless Aggression Era run, Vince McMahon wanted him to join the infamous ‘Kiss My A$$ Club’.
Here’s what the former WCW President had to say:
“The only time I spoke up about creative was not too long after I first got there. I got emailed a scene in the ring. That scene would have resulted at the end of it, this was back when Vince had the ‘Kiss My A$$ Club’, it built up and led to Vince making me kiss his a$$ in the middle of the ring like so many others had done before me.
I read that and went, ‘That makes no sense.’ I get it at the moment. I get it for that episode and that scene. Yeah, that’s a good scene. But in a larger, broader context, it makes absolutely no sense. There was no heat, no angle, no buildup, no nothing. It was just a spontaneous moment that would have gotten a cheap pop.
It would have absolutely cast a really dense fog over anything else that I was going to do in the future. It would eliminate many potential storylines going forward.
I got that email on a Saturday. I was supposed to leave on Sunday to fly to Monday Night RAW on Sunday. Before I left, I gave a call and said, ‘Look, I’ll do it if that’s what you guys want me to do. You’re paying me to perform. You’re not paying me to critique your creative. I firmly believe that. If that’s what you want me to do, I’ll do it, but here’s why I don’t think it makes any sense right now. Maybe down the road, but right now, this makes no sense.’
I left it at that. I didn’t hear another word. I got to TV on Monday and it was gone. Not another word was said about it.”
William Regal, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Shane McMahon & Marty Jannetty were among those who ended up joining the Vince McMahon ‘Kiss My A$$ Club’ back in the day.
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• Old School WWF Light Heavyweight Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Light Heavyweight Veteran Taka Michinoku (Real name: Takao Yoshida) celebrates his 48th birthday today.
Taka became the first-ever WWF Light Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Brian Christopher at ‘WWF In Your House 19: D-Generation X’ on December 7, 1997.
Between 1998 and 2001, he formed the well remembered Attitude Era Tag Team ‘Kaientai’ with his tag team partner Funaki.
He still wrestles in his home country of Japan, where he works for promotions such as NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAKA MICHINOKU!