Eric Bischoff Reacts To WWE Bringing Back Starrcade As A House Show; Talks His WrestleCade Appearance

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released, for free, yesterday morning!

You can find a portion of Eric’s comments transcribed below.

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On WWE bringing back Starrcade as a WWE Live event (house show) and not a WWE Network special/PPV event:

EB: That’s a little weird. I didn’t know that. I guess I didn’t read enough of “the news” and just saw the headline. That’s a little weird to me. I would think they would take better advantage of the opportunity. Whatever, maybe it’s a first step? Who knows? They may be testing the theory.

On the possibility Starrcade is being run to try and draw fans away from WrestleCade up the road:

EB: I am going to be appearing at WrestleCade this year. I will be at that show. It seems like a stretch to me that WWE would go to the extent of putting on an event like that for the sole purpose of hurting an independent promotion but WrestleCade is a pretty significant promotion. It’s a big event. So, I guess they could be? I don’t know. I’m not inside of WWE and I don’t know the mindset. If I had to bet I would bet that’s not really what motivated them to make this decision but I could be wrong.

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On this week’s Bischoff on Wrestling Eric and Nick start off by discussing some of the past week’s top pro wrestling news stories. Including:

  • The passing of Bobby Heenan
  • WWE bringing back Starrcade
  • WrestleCade insinuating WWE is bringing back Starrcade to compete with them
  • Vince McMahon bleeding last week on Smackdown
  • WWE seeing a boost in ratings
  • The buzz, or lack thereof, around this NFL season
  • WWE teasing Paige’s return to action
  • Chris Jericho’s Cruise
  • Progress Wrestling announcing it will run Wembley Arena

“This Week In Bischoff History” features Eric taking a look back at the September 14, 1998 edition of Nitro and many of the rumors surrounding the episode. This Nitro featured Ric Flair’s return to the company following a long absence and Arn Anderson reforming The Four Horsemen.

Nick wraps up the show by asking Eric a variety of questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Jay Leno’s garage
  • The process of getting band’s music for PPVs
  • The Rock’s chances to be President
  • Who will win… Brock Lesnar or Braun Strowman?
  • Kevin Sullivan-WCW Championship rumors
  • Venues Eric never got to run in WCW
  • His and Hulk’s roles in TNA and their original plans