Eric Bischoff's swift exit from WWE two weeks into SmackDown's run on Fox.
Speaking with Christy Olson for the After 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff discussed getting the message from Vince McMahon himself, why he was only planning on working there a few years if things had worked out better, and why he wants to continue working in wrestling.
The following highlights were passed along to Fightful.
Eric Bischoff On If Vince Told Him Personally That His Tenure Was Over:
“Yes, I did have a very good conversation with Vince McMahon.”
Eric Bischoff On If Vince is paying attention to AEW:
“Vince asked me actually, a couple of days after the first episode aired, what I thought. I was pretty honest with him. I thought the action was good. But I thought what made that show really stand out to me was just how engaged the audience is.”
Eric On Why He Was Planning To Only Work At Wwe For A Few Years:
“My wife and I have a beautiful home in Wyoming. We want to travel. There’s a lot of things that we still want to be able to do, and working eighty hours a week at WWE would put a little bit of a dent in those plans."
Eric Talks Wanting To Continue Working In The Business:
“Of course. You know, I always will. That's what I’ve done for the largest part of my adult life, and I still have a passion for it. I think this latest experiment probably proved to me more than anything that it has to be the right opportunity. Not just right for whoever I would work with, but right for me as well.”
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