Eric Bischoff Interview: Discusses WWE name change, Goldberg, Jeff Hardy, Lockdown and More

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff - Excited about Lockdown 2011, not so much by a Jeff Hardy return though!

Eric Bischoff was on Monday Night Mayhem yesterday where talked a variety of topics, here are the highlights:

-Bischoff said he heard no conversations regarding running a TNA show near Atlanta during Wrestlemania Weekend.

-Eric thinks its odd that Vince McMahon is removing wrestling from his company’s brand. He calls wrestling its own unique drama. He said wrestling fans pride themselves on their knowledge and are as loyal as any other sports fan. Eric understands why Vince is changing his brand but he doesn’t agree with it. He is proud to be in pro wrestling and he would scream his love for it.

-Bischoff talks about character development. He mishears a fan’s question and talks about the wrestlers movesets. He thinks each wrestler should have unique or signature moves of their own.

-Eric said he was impressed with Chris Daniels when he came to TNA and was surprised when he left the company. He said everyone expected Daniels back and put him over as a great character.

-Eric Bischoff doesn’t think Bill Goldberg will be in TNA. Eric doesn’t think Bill’s heart has ever been into pro wrestling. Both WCW and Goldberg benefited from their relationship. Eric says the wrestling business is fine without Bill Goldberg.

-Eric isn’t an advocate for Triple Threat Matches. He personally doesn’t enjoy 3-Ways and Cage Matches. He enjoys 1-on-1 matches where two guys play out their story. He knows alot of people who like the unpredictably and combinations and the art with 3-way matches.

-They talk about Jeff Hardy! What could Jeff Hardy offer TNA if or when he returns? Bischoff said he is still angry at Jeff Hardy because of the situation and what he would say to him would be counterproductive.

-Bischoff doesn’t have first-hand knowledge of the Australian TV Deal negotiations but he knows Australia is a very important market to TNA. Eric says getting TV back there is very important to them.

-Eric is always excited to see other TNA Programming appear on other networks. Being involved in MTV allows them to reach a younger and more diverse audience.

-Eric wasn’t going to try and sell PPVs. He said some of their PPVs have been great while others not so much. He said Victory Road’s results was because of one individual and not the company. He said TNA tries and at Lockdown there will be a roster full of guys trying. He said if he was in Las Vegas he would bet that Lockdown would be a good PPV.

To listen to the full interview go to Monday Night Mayhem


About Ray Mullan
Ray Mullan is a longtime wrestling fan and Owner/Editor of TNA UK . Also a contributing writer to a number of other online wrestling media including, Wrestle Zone UK & Lords of Pain.

4 Responses to Eric Bischoff Interview: Discusses WWE name change, Goldberg, Jeff Hardy, Lockdown and More

  1. FK9 says:

    Open and honest interview from Bischoff. I’m not surprised that he was angry at Jeff Hardy as he should be.

  2. daby0 says:

    “He said Victory Road’s results was because of one individual and not the company.”

    One individual? What about all the people who allowed Jeff Hardy to even go out to the ring that night? Those ass clowns are blameless now? That was not the fault of one person; it was the fault of that person, as well as piss poor talent management. Let’s not gloss that over, Bischoff.

  3. nik says:

    it was erics decision so i guess he’s the “one indiviual” then, its always easy to kick a dog when its down isn’t it
    Eric Bishoff you make me sick

  4. Cody says:

    Nice interview, agree with him on Goldberg, TNA and wrestling in general dont need him!

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