Eric Bischoff with an interesting comparison.
The former President of World Championship Wrestling Eric Bischoff has ventured off into the podcasting world along with his host Conrad Thompson and the two present the '83 Weeks' podcast on-which they discuss the 83 weeks that WCW beat out RAW in the ratings. Bischoff has experience as an on-screen character and a figurehead in WCW and was a prominent on-screen character for WWE during the early 2000's as the General Manager of Monday Night RAW.
Bischoff and Conrad did a live show at Jimmy's Famous Seafood in Baltimore yesterday and to promote the live show Bischoff spoke with 'The Baltimore Sun'. During the conversation Bischoff was asked about WWE continuing on with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia after all of the controversy and backlash that the company received stemming from various issues, and Bischoff responded by comparing Crown Jewel to when he took WCW to North Korea for 'Collision In Korea' in 1995 at a time when North Korea was off-limits to U.S. citizens.
"You're talking to the guy who took WCW to North Korea in 1995 when North Korea was off-limits to U.S. citizens,” Bischoff said. “In the case of WWE, they're bringing over American entertainment. They're showcasing what it is to be the best there is in what you do in the United States. For whatever reason, professional wrestling translates around the world. Showcasing the WWE, it's not going to change the world overnight, but it does get you a little bit closer.”
To read the full interview with Eric Bischoff, click here. On a related note, Fightful has an exclusive interview with 83 Weeks host Conrad Thompson and that interview is available to listen to on the Fightful YouTube channel.