Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV interviewed Eric Bischoff recently, which you can see in full above. He also submitted highlights from the discussion, which can be seen below:
How he would book Roman Reigns:
"Is he a fan favorite if that's what you mean by over? No. Does he have the right kind of heat that is constructive and can be used in order to advance a storyline? Questionable. But I don't think that that's Roman's fault. I think the way he's been packaged and the way he's been presented and dare I say it, because I don't like to be critical but there's no other way to say it, he's been forced down everybody's throats for two years. But no matter how good you are, I don't care if you're Vince McMahon or you're Steven Spielberg or if you're William freaking Shakespeare, it's doesn't matter. The audience is only going to go so far. You can only force that fish to swim upstream until it just gets tired as has to go the other way. I wish they would turn him heel. I wish they would embrace that."
What would happen if Vince McMahon said the N-word on TV in 2018:
"It was a different time, culturally, politically. Everything was different back then. In the context of which that scene was written and executed it was a little sensitive at that time, now it would be nuclear. It's toxic at this point. I think people need to be careful when they start looking at things like that. Put it in the context and more particularly, put it in the context of the time frame that it occurred. We weren't nearly as sensitive then as we are now and it was almost a parody of itself. And when you start doing parody and you start doing comedy, it's treacherous because you can step over the line as we've seen recently but especially back then, there was just a lot more latitude."