Recap: Eric Bischoff Answers Numerous Fan Questions

Nick Paglino

Thanks to Marty Hotts for sending in this recap of Eric Bischoff answering fan questions on his Facebook page:

Q: My question is on the move on March 8th. It seems like instead of getting off to the fast start you’ve rather shot yourself in the foot. I must say I don’t want TNA very much, not because it’s a bad show, but because I really don’t have the time. I’ve been very unimpressed with WWE over the last 3 years and while I’m a…ll for the idea of the two shows going head to head, why now? Don’t you feel like it would be smarter to wait until after WWE’s Backlash rather than try to go head to head with them in the two months of the year where they actually try put on halfway decent (and that’s being generous) television? Did that ever come up in conversation and is there a reason you guys chose to do it in WWE’s peak rather than a couple months later?
Eric: The television audience drops significantly during the spring/summer months. Fall brings Monday Night Football. There is never an easy answer, but I think that all things considered, this is the best time to pull this trigger. EB
Q: Whose decision was it to abandon the six sided ring? It was one of the key things that made TNA unique.."Four Sides of Steel" just doesn’t have the same ring to gave guys with quickness and speed, such as the X Division guys, room to create some excellent matches..the current ring looks really small, and somebo…dy is going get hurt at ringside..
I DVR TNA Impact and watch it during the weekend..and I enjoy the Flair/AJ angle..Flair is finally being used to full effect..wondering why Jeff Hardy is not on TV..that signing was absolutely critical to the future of the company..having him avaliable at tapings is essential..
Eric: Not everyone agrees with the move to a traditional wrestling ring, but I must say that the vast majority of the response we have received has been positive. I hope there are enough other "positives" about TNA to keep you watching! EB
Q: You guys NEED another TV show. There’s far too much talent in TNA (and
probably more coming in) to fit on just 2 hours every week. I’m not
suggesting a complete roster split, but just another two hour show so
you can showcase some of the guys who we don’t get to see very often.
What would be awesome is if you kept your… Thursday night slot, even when
you go live on Mondays. Then, you could do a live Impact every week,
and the following day you could tape a Thursday night show. The schedule
wouldn’t be drastically different from how it is now. Plus, you could
slow the pace of the show down a little bit as you wouldn’t need to cram
so much in. Overall though, I have enjoyed Impact more than ever since
you and Hogan came in, so for that I thank you.

Eric: Easy to go from the "perception" of having too much talent and the problem of effectively splitting a roster. Thanks for the comments. EB
Again, Eric Bischoff has started an official Facebook fan page that can be seen at the following link:
He is answering questions to those that write on his wall and is accepting/reading feedback about TNA’s direction and last night’s show.

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