Bischoff on Wrestling Recap w/ WrestleCircus’ Al Lenhart – Building an Indie Promotion, Finding Ways to be Unique, More!
Bischoff is joined on today’s show by his co-host Nick Hausman.
Bischoff opens today’s show by commenting on the rumours that Billy Corgan is on the verge of purchasing the NWA. He says that a lot of people have tried to revive that brand over the last 25 years and they’ve all failed. Unfortunately those failings have tarnished the brand to a degree, so Corgan needs to have a solid plan to resurrect this brand successfully. He adds that the NWA is a legacy brand, and there will always be some form of value in those three letters.
Bischoff reacts to Hulk Hogan’s comments from last weekend, where he expressed interest in joining the Bullet Club. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega have also said that Hogan is one of only a select number of people who they’d allow in the Bullet Club.
Bischoff says that Hogan loves the business and he loves the energy of a live crowd. For this reason, Hogan would probably love the atmosphere on the indie scene. However, he assumes that Hogan was just having fun in the moment and he doubts Hogan will want to travel to Japan or indie dates across America at this point in his career.
Hausman informs that WWE and TV5 have agreed on a television distribution deal in the Philippines. Only a couple of weeks ago it was reported that WWE’s distribution deal in the Philippines had fallen through and Bischoff said that wouldn’t hurt WWE because the market isn’t vital. Nonetheless, he says that this deal is great for the fans and WWE will benefit from it as well.