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