Hausman asks Bischoff about the events surrounding his SummerSlam 2003 match against Shane McMahon.
Bischoff says that when he competed in the ring, he always wanted his opponents to lay in their offence so they wouldn’t have to rely on his selling ability to get it over. He says there’s worst things in life than getting hit in a wrestling match, and he’d rather take a stiff shot to prevent the spot from looking terrible.
He adds that competing in the ring was always relaxing for him and he never stressed out over it. A lot of the shenanigans that occurred during this match occurred because they were trying to shield the fact that he couldn’t have a legitimate match. He was pretty happy with the match overall, mostly because he wasn’t a wrestler and Shane wasn’t a full-time wrestler either, yet they were able to give the fans what they wanted that evening.
To finish the match Shane dropped an elbow on him through a table from the top rope. He didn’t feel it at the time but when he went through the table he hit the back of his head on the concrete floor. As he was driving home that night he ran his hand through the back of his head and felt blood. The cut required two or three stitches.
Hausman asks Bischoff if he thinks he could have defeated Shane McMahon in a legitimate fight at that time. Bischoff says there wasn’t a chance of that happening because Shane was younger, bigger and stronger.