Speaking about his distain for gimmick matches, Bischoff can’t think of a bigger waste of his time than sitting down to watch a Punjabi Prison match. He says that if Vince McMahon would have personally flown him in and paid him another $5,000 to watch that match ringside, he would have stayed home and played with his dog. He hopes this was the end of WWE trying to make that match work.
Bischoff says he has no issue with WWE putting the U.S. Title back on A.J. Styles on Smackdown Live this week. They might be playing ‘hot potato’ with the Title to a degree, but both Styles and Owens are great performers and he wants to see where this storyline goes. He also thought it was cool to see Jericho return this week, and the subsequent triple threat match between all three competitors did a great job of closing the show.
Bouncing back to Battleground, Bischoff absolutely hated the idea of a Flag match. He thought there was no reality, anticipation or story involved here, and he would love to meet the person who convinced Vince McMahon that this was a good idea. He says that this horrible idea had Vince Russo written all over.
A listener calls into the show and asks Bischoff what one thing he’d change if he was in charge of WWE. Bischoff says he’d produce his episodic television with a little bit more grit, with the intention of making each week’s show ‘can’t miss’. By making viewers believe that anything can happen on WWE television each week, they’d build demand in their product and bring casual viewers back.