• “You bore the sh*t out of me with your backstage promos” – WCW Legend Addresses Rumors of WWE RAW Moving To TV-14
During an episode of the Strictly Business podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff addressed the reports of WWE RAW going back to the TV-14 rating after 14 years of being TV-PG.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“Some of [the implications] may be real and tangible and others subtle and possibly not so significant.
I think it’s going to create a lot of anticipation, right? I think there’s going to be a lot of people who maybe have tuned out over the years because the product has gotten soft since 2008, meaning it needs to be palatable for children to keep the advertisers and the network happy.
There’s going to be a lot of people tuning in to see are we going back to the Attitude Era?”
Bischoff also revealed what he’d do if he was running RAW:
“You bore the sh*t out of me with your backstage promos and your stand-up mic segments. There’s just nothing happening in those segments.
There’s no narrative most of the time in those segments that do anything other than disengage me.
That’s true in WWE, it’s true in AEW. Some of the people that are doing stand-up promos shouldn’t be doing them. I would use that. I’d make my non-wrestling segments — I’d find ways to make them more interesting.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 19, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, New York and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Money Inc. vs. Bill Pierce & Flex Armstrong
– Sgt. Slaughter vs. Richie Rich
– Razor Ramon Vignette
– Papa Shango vs. Ross Greenberg
– The Legion of Doom vs. Peter Motts
– Tatanka vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– Nailz vs. Tony Roy