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WCW Legend Says Working For TNA Was Very Regrettable

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On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 22: Over the Edge’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ken Shamrock & Owen Hart vs. The Nation of Domination

2. The Headbangers vs. Terry Funk & Too Cold Scorpio

3. Bradshaw vs. Jeff Jarrett

4. The Disciples Of Apocalypse vs. New Age Outlaws

5. The Undertaker vs. Barry Windham

6. WWF World Heavyweight Title: Steve Austin vs. TAFKA Goldust

• WCW Legend Says Working For TNA Was Very Regrettable

During a recent appearance on The Underground Australia podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about his time in WWE & TNA.

Below are the highlights:

On Vince McMahon offering him a job in WWE:

“Enough time had gone by. I had been out of wrestling, it was in my rear view mirror. I wasn’t thinking about it anymore. And I left all of that resentment and all of that baggage, and I left it all in my past. And I didn’t think about it anymore. And then, when Vince McMahon called me and offered me a job, I realized in that moment that it was an opportunity for me to end my career on a high note.

I knew that if I went into the WWE as a character, because I was very confident in my abilities as a performer, I was very confident in the history that I had with the WWF would make it even easier for me that it would for anybody else. My character would be more interesting, because everybody knew my history with the company. So, I knew all of the conditions were right for me to be very successful, and to have the opportunity to end my career on a positive note. And, because of that, I felt like a kid at Christmas morning.”

On his time in TNA Wrestling:

“For the most part, it is very regrettable. Looking back, I wished I wouldn’t have done it, with one or two exceptions. It was an opportunity for me to work with my son, and for my son to get an opportunity to work in the wrestling business, which is something that was a goal of his as a young boy and a teenager growing up.

He’s fantasized having an opportunity to work in the wrestling business with his father, and being in TNA gave me that opportunity to provide to him. And I’ll forever be grateful for that, because that is a memory that my son and I share to this that day, that is very special to both of us. And I’ll never, ever minimize that. But, other than that? Eh. Eh.”

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