Eric Bischoff: CM Punk Should 'Leverage A Great Opportunity In Impact Wrestling'

On the most recent episode of Bischoff on Wrestling, host Eric Bischoff, who knows a thing or two about running a company in competition with the WWE, opined that there's a former WWE Champion out there who might be able to turn the wrestling world on its head if he signed with TNA Impact Wrestling.

And Bischoff wasn't talking about Jack Swagger.

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Bischoff was discussing the recent roster overhaul at TNA, and was asked by co-host Nick Hausman whether former WWE Champion CM Punk would be able to “move the needle”. Bischoff said if he were in Punk's position, he'd at least have to think about it.

“If I was CM Punk or CM Punk’s agent… let me put myself in CM Punk’s agent’s shoes because I don’t know CM Punk at all. Never met him. Never shared one syllable of conversation with him. If I was CM Punk’s agent I would be on the phone with him and I would say something like, 'Hey Punk, look, I know you had a bad experience in WWE. I know you aren’t necessarily excited about the wrestling industry in general. You may or may not want to continue to immerse yourself in the world of MMA but as your business manager, Mr. Punk, I am just looking at the financial opportunity as it exists today and there may be a way for you to leverage a great opportunity in Impact Wrestling. Why don’t we at least explore that?' That’s me in my business manager hat. Whether or not Punk would entertain that or not? I guess that depends on where his head is at at any given moment.”

Punk last wrestled for WWE in 2014, before famously leaving the company during the build-up to WrestleMania 30.

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