EB: I know this is a sensitive issue because a lot of wrestling fans don’t like when we talk about politics. We’ve just got to kind of wake up and look at the President of the United States who is a WWE Hall of Famer. You are looking at Linda McMahon who is a secretary inside of the government now. We saw hearings earlier this week where Linda was being questioned by the Senate. You’ve got Triple H and Stephanie right there in the hearing room. Jesse “The Body” Ventura was the Governor of Minnesota! It’s becoming really, really hard in my opinion these days to separate our culture, pop culture and politics. Sports Entertainment and wrestling is a part of it. We are just not going to shy away from it.
On whether he thinks Vince McMahon intentionally did not attend Linda’s congressional confirmation hearing and Trump’s inauguration so he wouldn’t be a distraction:
EB: He’s a very high profile personality. He’s a very controversial personality. He’s done a lot of things, said a lot of things and presented a lot things that could be criticized. People could try and turn it and use it against Linda. I absolutely think that was the case and I think it was a smart thing for him to do. Kind of lay back. He’s not running for office. He doesn’t need to be the center of attention.
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This week’s episode of Bischoff on Wrestling starts with Eric talking about WWE Hall of Famer Donald Trump being inaugurated the President of the United States of America.
Eric also takes a moment to discuss a couple of the other top news stories of the week in his “Business of Pro Wrestling” segment including:
WWE recently pulling their signed UK talent from FloSlam steaming events
Kenny Omega and The Bullet Club not being advertised for the next NJPW tour
Who he thinks should win the Royal Rumble
Eric then welcomes his guest for the week former WWE & WCW Superstar Sean “X-Pac” Waltman! This is part two of their interview that begins on the latest episode of Sean’s podcast X-Pac 1-2-360. During his appearance Sean speaks candidly to Eric about:
How the idea of DX invading WCW on their own turf came about
What would have happened had DX actually gotten in to the building
DX’s invasion of the CNN Tower
Fans belief that their were illuminati tie ins to the NWO
The recent political environment in the USA and the recent Women’s march
Sean’s incredible rebound from drugs and alcohol
Eric then closes the show with the latest Digging In The Dirt segment looking at pro wrestling dirt sheet headlines from early September 1996 as well as answering some fan questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag.
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