Eric Bischoff Reveals Which WWE Talents He Had His Eye On During His Recent Tenure

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Speaking with the Pancakes and Powerslams podcast this past week, Eric Bischoff revealed which talents he would have liked to work with if his most recent WWE run had lasted a bit longer. “There were certain talents like Chad Gable, I really dug him as a person and professional. I love Randy Orton’s work, I didn’t get a chance to work with him, but I really admire his work. He’s flawless as a performer and I would have liked to work with him.”

Bischoff continued that he also though Sheamus has “a lot of great talent,” and that he would have liked to get his hands on that character. As for outside of SmackDown, Eric stated that he wasn’t watching NXT that closely, so he couldn’t comment on that roster.

Bischoff also talked about WWE’s recent overload of legends and the RAW Reunion show. He said that he feels WWE is finally coming to the realization that these stars can’t be the focus in 2019.

So many of them are so busted up from the years they’ve spent in the ring, that they can’t get involved in any physicality. If you’re on a wrestling show, even if you’re a legend, and you can’t really get involved in any physicality then you’re pretty limited in terms of what you can do. If you’re WWE how you can use them in an entertaining way? They can’t just stand there and wave at the crowd and expect people to get excited about that.

Transcripts courtesy of Wrestling Inc.

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