Eric Bischoff is a veteran in the pro wrestling business and is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds to have ever worked in it. He is well aware of the changing landscape of pro wrestling as well. It seems he opened up about a mistake he made during his last WWE run.
Easy E has worked in promotions such as WCW, WWE and Impact Wrestling. He also returned to WWE in 2019 as Executive Director of Friday Night Smackdown. However, he was fired from that role just a little over four months since he started working in the company.
While speaking to Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Eric Bischoff talked about his last run in WWE and explained the major mistake he made during that time. It ultimately came down to him focusing too much on how people perceived him instead of being more aggressive.
“I’ve had a lot of time to think about this, partially because I get asked that a lot and it’s forced me to think about it. Here’s where I f***** up. I went into WWE overly concerned about the way people perceive me. And by that, I don’t mean people I meet out on the street, but in a wrestling environment, there’s been so much narrative about how heavy-handed I can be and difficult at times.
Some of that is true, I don’t deny it. But it’s been way blown out of proportion. And it was really important to me, this is my error in judgment, it was more important to me to fit into the system and eventually try to implement my ideas and the things that I wanted to do. I don’t think that’s what Vince wanted. Now looking back on it, I think ‘what if I would’ve gone in there and been the kind of alpha executive we all know Vince likes?’ And I could’ve done that because that’s not alien to my nature, to be very aggressive and focused. And sometimes it rubs people the wrong way.”
After getting fired by WWE in 2019, Bischoff made a few appearances on AEW Dynamite and he usually keeps himself busy with his other ventures and also his podcast. Considering how he was treated during his previous stint in WWE, it is understandable why Bischoff doesn’t want to go back there.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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