Eric Bischoff Says Fans ‘Wanted To See More’ From Him & Jim Cornette; Discusses Alleged Heat Between Them

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released just now!

You can find some of Eric ‘s comments transcribed below.

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On the response he’s gotten from his Table For 3 appearance with Jim Cornette and Michael Hayes:

EB: I’m getting quite a bit of a response and I think the majority of the response that I’m getting is that people wanted to see more. It was a nineteen or twenty minute episode and I think people wanted to see thirty or forty minutes. I’ve also been getting a lot of responses saying they want to see it on a regular basis. I am not so sure that Jim and I have multiple shows in us. We have history and two divergent personalities and points of view. I think it made a great special but I am not sure it would have made a great series, necessarily. Most of the response I have gotten has been very, very favorable and people just want to see more. If you can walk away from a performance whether it’s a television show or live event, whatever it is, if you can leave the audience wanting more it’s a home run. I think from that perspective it was a home run.

On what it was like sitting down with Jim Cornette after all the negative things Jim has said about him:

EB: I don’t want to say it was a non-event. I knew the audience was anticipating it. I knew it was going to be kind of a cool moment for the audience that we were doing it for. For me, I never really understood the heat and the nonsense and all of the “stuff” that has been put out there between Jim and I. Jim has always been very venomous in regards to me. In the beginning I listened to it and was like, “Eh, what the hell is this guy talking about?” Then after awhile I realized, “Oh, that’s just him getting himself over.” It’s just what he does. He does it to a lot of people, it’s not just me. Jim is funny as hell, very intelligent, articulate and he knows what he is talking about… for the most part. He’s very, very opinionated.

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This week’s episode of Bischoff on Wrestling features Eric and Nick taking an in-depth look at his recent WWE Network Table For 3 special with Jim Cornette and Michael PS Hayes. Including:

  • What it was like being on set with Jim Cornette after the terrible things Jim has said about him
  • If Eric was familiar with why Jim didn’t like him
  • How Eric dealt with backstage “stooges” in WCW
  • Why he hates Vince Russo
  • What the independent pro wrestling scene was like when Eric launched the WCW Power Plant
  • What other concepts from WCW Eric is proud of
  • If Eric feels responsible for the “cool heel”
  • Whether Roman Reigns can be a real old school heel
  • More…

Eric then answers questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag regarding:

  • Whose promos Eric enjoyed listening to the most in WCW
  • How he would have ended the nWo angle
  • If there was ever a push in WCW to do business deals, recruit talent or do live events in Puerto Rico
  • If it’s true WCW’s PPV profits went to Time Warner and not WCW
  • Whether featuring Eric backstage before the “shocking” hug with Vince on RAW took away from his debut
  • The idea of a tag team Money In The Bank Ladder Match
  • Hulk Hogan’s hair peace at Halloween Havoc 96
  • If undefeated streaks mean less now than before
  • Why the proposed WCW deal with NBC in late 98 didn’t work out
  • More…

You can find a special Bischoff on Wrestling Overrun on IRWNetwork.com featuring Eric chatting with his longtime friend and former WCW Performer Sonny Onoo. Some of the topics they discuss include:

  • How Sonny turned Eric on to sushi
  • Why it’s weird getting older and going to strip clubs
  • Their memories from their bizarre trip to North Korea for The Collision In Korea w/ Muhammad Ali
  • Why Eric thinks WWE will never released The Collision In Korea on the WWE Network
  • Sonny’s take on NJPW expanding into the United States and what Japanese wrestling fans want
  • Vince Russo eliminating Japanese wrestlers from WCW TV and the subsequent lawsuit that Sonny was apart of
  • Eric as a kickboxer and why other kickboxers were scared of him
  • If Sonny thinks Eric could have taken Vince McMahon in a fight
  • Sonny’s recent trip to the NJPW offices
  • More…