Bischoff says that so much of the Monday night wars revolved around the ratings battle because there was a legitimate story to be told there at that time. Satin recalls growing up during that period and having to make a choice every Monday night as to which program he wanted to watch. Nowadays there are so many alternatives such as DVR, where people no longer have to make a choice.
Satin asks Bischoff if there were any performers that he wanted to part ways with upon taking control of WCW in the late 90’s. Bischoff says that those decisions would have been personal choices, and he was concerned with making business choices at that time. He needed talents he could make money with and if he personally disliked a certain performer, that took a backseat to the business.
Bischoff says that there are few wrestling free agents that can help Impact Wrestling right now, but CM Punk might be the one guy that could move the needle. If he’s Punk’s manager right now, Bischoff says he’d be on the phone to Punk today stressing to him that he has to at least explore signing with Impact.
There’s a financial perspective that only financial managers think about sometimes, and it’s Punk’s manger’s job to present these options to Punk. Satin agrees with most things that Bischoff said, but informs that from everything he has heard, there’s a slim chance that Punk would consider signing with Impact.