Eric Bischoff attempts to debunk the common belief that Vince McMahon is not receptive to the ideas of WWE Superstars.
Being in the unique position of having run WCW, one of the only promotions in history to ever knock WWE off of its pedestal, Eric Bischoff understands the pressures of running a promotion.
Oftentimes, there is the belief that Vince McMahon does not allow his Superstars the opportunity to make creative suggestions for the direction of their character. There is also the belief that sometimes Superstars are too scared to approach Vince McMahon given that he can be an intimidating figure.
Speaking on the After 83 Weeks podcast with Christy Olson, Eric Bischoff said that many superstars approach Vince McMahon. In fact, Bischoff joked that a turnstile was used to control the traffic in and out of Vince McMahon's door.
Credit to Christy Olson's team for sending the following quote.
“A lot of talent that I saw pitched a lot of ideas to Vince,” Bischoff began. “The door to Vince’s office needed a turn-stop to control the people going in and out of there that were pitching changes to the format that they wanted, or ideas that they had, or questions about how they could improve their character, whatever those conversations were. I generally wasn’t privy to those because they were one-on-one conversations between Vince and the talent. So I can only tell you what I saw, and I saw Vince being very accessible and pretty open-minded about hearing ideas.”
Bischoff was hired last year as the inaugural Executive Director of the WWE SmackDown brand but was shortly thereafter released and replaced by Bruce Prichard.
For more of Eric’s Q&A, including his spot-on impression of Vince McMahon, watch the latest After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson above or listen via Apple Podcasts.