Eric Bischoff is best known for serving as Executive Producer and later Senior Vice President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and subsequently, the on-screen General Manager of WWE’s Raw brand. Bischoff has also worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) where he served as Executive Producer of Impact Wrestling.
During the latest “83 Weeks” podcast, Eric Bischoff said that he is glad that he is no longer with WWE. He says the company is a ‘creative, strategic, chaotic mess’. Sounds quite controversial, right? But it is what it is.
“What I’m about to say is my gut. Based on his short period of time being there a little over two years ago now, and what we all see on television. It’s a mess. It is a creative, strategic, chaotic mess from what I can see from the outside looking in. You have people that were one or two round draft choices, and poof, they’re gone. No explanation. No understanding.”
Eric expressed his relief as he said, “I am so glad I am not there, or wasn’t there, going into the draft because it’s the most chaotic, unorganized mess I’ve ever seen. It’s just a mess, and it wasn’t organized. It was very much a whim of the moment. There was some strategy involved. There was some debate in terms of the balance of talent on one show or the next. You also factor in that the USA had a voice in that, whether it was technically or contractually or not. They had a voice in that, as did Fox which was a new relationship. So, it was a mess.”
Bischoff went on with his rant, “Honest to God, there were changes being made during the actual draft. There were changes being made on live television. It was just the most chaotic thing I’ve ever seen. I’m convinced that long term planning, long term strategy, creatively speaking because business is different, but from a creative perspective if there’s a long term strategy, it’s a mystery to everybody other than the people who say there is.”
It seems that Eric Bischoff isn’t looking to get a phone call from WWE any time soon.
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