19 Burst results for "Bischoff"

"bischoff" Discussed on First Match

First Match

03:22 min | 2 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on First Match

"Landscape company catalog model of Vet Assistant kickboxer ran a butcher shop. Do that's a lot of things going on what was your passion? What did Eric Bischoff want to do? You just Kinda grabbing things that were there or you know? First of all I did not manage a butcher shop. Okay. That's not true. The Internet light to me the lights. Come on. You been waxed by Wikipedia once again it's so funny wikipedia the last place I go every fucking time because I know that is full of Shit. Like I'm like I don't know I could see you wielding butcher knife could see it. That that part you probably you have good intuition on that because I, I, love to cook and they're love to prep everything I cook but. I know what I did. I was a sales manager for a commercial food processor. But somehow that fact right has evolved in wrestling lure in narrative to Eric Bischoff ran a butcher shop. I was I had a private pilot's license with an instrument rating that doesn't mean I'm an astronaut. Right, so where were we? What did I do and what would you do? What's your passion man? What? What did you want to do? That's a really interesting question at a hard one to answer because. I would find passionate. So many different areas that throughout my life and even now I have to be really because now I recognize it right but as a young kid, you know. My Mom and Dad told me a story long ago. Obviously, there will since pass but how when I was like five years old I ran away from home. And? I knew I had to get bus money to find my way to my cousin's house. So I went around collecting pop bottle caps in the dirt on the streets. And I was selling pop bottle bottlecaps, Jordan door in order to raise money to buy a bus ticket to get to my cousins. Is always been a sense of adventure. Let's put it that way and and oftentimes the things that I get passionate about is our projects and things that I've never done before that I find interesting for whatever reason and I feel like if I go through the process whether I win lose or draw I'm GONNA learn something so I guess that's what an entrepreneur is. You know I think in as I've. Got Me. Let me check wikipedia yeah better. And as I've gotten older that kind of instinct or that drive something that was just born with I guess. His always compelled me or propelled me into all kinds of different things that I've never thought. I would get involved with. So you're just always a hustler. just I'm just. I'm a hustler. That's right. So I'm thinking you know twenty bucks or twenty bucks isn't that the saying? You know you put yourself out. Hopefully, you pick up a bucket when it's over, you move on and. Somewhere else I try I try not to play who's in my mouth for that twenty bucks but again. Twenty blocks. All right. So how did you come then? Well, let's move some wrestling than e I know you started selling the Awa how did.

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"bischoff" Discussed on Busted Open

Busted Open

03:56 min | 4 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on Busted Open

"If it's a if it's an episodic scripted show, they always remind you upfront. Not only reminding you of what happened last week. That's a small part of it, so the argument that people have it's everybody that watches. They lost last week bullshit. Sorry, don't know what the rules are here nonsense, you know. They're the reason they're reminding you of what happened last week. Is it because they're afraid? You missed the show last week. It's because they're telling you what to focus on this week. What is going to be the most important thing? You're going to watch over the next sixty minutes about particular episode? They tell you how to watch the show. Wrestling used to do that bully. We did that in TNA for a long time. We always recap last week and set up and previewed this week as a way to keep viewers invested in the story and the characters. Yeah, in case they forgot, but more often than not. It was just telling them what to watch for. And we don't do it today. We just put this stuff out there and can't remember what we did last week. And maybe matter maybe didn't and we'RE NOT GONNA. Remind you anyway, so even if we're right, nobody notes it's. It's kind of bizarre simple. You actually mentioned a word that bullying. I talk a lot about, and that's formulaic and it seems like a lot with WWe programming is formulaic and he mentioned how you work with. The wwe didn't last long, but you know busted open changed a lot when bully became a part of it, because bullies very talented so I play to his strengths. I would think that when you hire and Eric Bischoff, you WANNA play to Eric Bischoff shrinks like there's a reason why they brought you in I. Don't understand bringing somebody in from the outside, but you're going to have to do it the way that we've been doing then. Why make a change at all? and. I think that's a fair statement across any business if you're hiring an individual because of individuals..

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

12:45 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"The mind. Vince McMahon here. Oh you're asking asking me well I mean again. I'm not. I'm not Dr Phil as you said. I'm not even Dr Conner has said but my goodness we're we're getting our former biggest competitor. Make that with our daughter and our wife on TV. Good television PAL. You television. We're talking about are we. Oh my God the big laugh so I I I. Don't you're asking me very valid questions regarding events that I have not the slightest clue of how to answer logically it honestly honestly why he does. Some of the things he does is part of his genius in a crazy perverse way. There's no doubt about it is a different different breed of cat and him. I remember the scene. I was very uncomfortable. The scene where Eric and Linda had their kissing thing I think they take convinces house And the Stephanie. When I remember the setup for that when he was in an inside ran mask he was he pretended to be Eh her dad and then it was revealed that it wasn't her dad making out whether it was actually a visual? That's all that's creepy. So I I I. I can't tell you why what comes out of that mind. This is some different stuff folks. dippers too Well you know and again. I'm not trying to psychoanalyze van. It's just fascinating to me that we're doing this with one. Events is a former biggest rival. And and there's no no more of a surreal moment than the Promo on the way to one nice standoff five where you've got Paul Heyman. Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff all in the ring together. They're interviewed like to see this. You can throw in your Google machine. Paul Heyman Invites Eric Bischoff DC. W One night stand and obviously we're we're years past when this was us when this would have been really really special probably six or seven years too late but Vince Heyman and Bischoff all in the ring at the same time quite the visual Yeah absolutely one of those Yogi Berra things who it was. It was quite a night. I liked all those sir. Louis C. C. W. W. W. shows great passion and emotion and kind of what. They're trying to replicate what the next T- we now smackdown overall and doing it. The course at the perhaps single AWA action. We'll see but but who cares. I tell our guys all time. Why don't you give a shit what they're doing next day care? I admire their work. Learn from it but sure. Don't get delivered intimidate you because we got our shit we can't do. We can't do anything that we can't I learn. Conrad and I relate in life. I learned this. Yes I used to get really fixated over shit I could had no. I had no control over. I would get so focused on problems that had no way of solving elving and then be frustrated to the point of being sick. When I couldn't solve the problem it was unsolvable for me and that took her situation? Sure so I I just I can't. I can't go there. I can't I can't see that deal. But those three guys icons and a certain an air there are wrestling or they were as big as the flares behind the scenes in this game. Let's start to wind this down and talk talk a little bit about the end of his run here and him sort of behind the scenes Bruce tells a tremendous story about an interaction. Chin- Jerry Briscoe birthday party. And you know we're we're Eric was just one of the boys the longer he was around as you said it did sort he did start start sort of blend in and everybody's just accepted that he was part of the crew. Were interesting stories or memories of Bischoff. Just the guy not on camera. Sure well in. I found to be very interesting. Go talk with he can talk. He talked kit good and lacked up about things other than pro wrestling. I liked his vision creativity on a small business entrepreneur. Your ship is something and that creative of area. He was interesting to talk with a lot of things and then we had a lot in common. You know both brought into the business with now. They're looking to be a wrestler Try to make it as a broadcaster salesperson or whatever we did a lot of the same gigs for for Vernon me for the cowboy. So there's some common ground there but you know again. Eric was hard to get to know back. Then when I got the chance to talk more and we always ask I always I try to optimize optimal over TV. You know what's going on anything you need all right and you know to let him know that needed anything. I'm here so nothing. Nothing specific stories other than as time went on. I think that time and WWe Eric when he was a character. Even though it looks like Vincent this was a fun with that stuff and maybe was. I'm not trying to defend Vinson that deal. I don't know it's just. We never talked about it. I think that Arrogant became better friends and law that animosity. All that far as I'm concerned all the animosity I had towards him for you know for poor meaning in it. I think he's retarded my break or I should have had that gig not him way way way as society and that'll give a shit about anymore. I'm happy and I'm glad he had. He had a good run. I've had a great run so You know but the that time w really helped us establish a relationship nations ship. Not Based on the instance of that moment the animosity the hurt feelings and all those things we both moved on and to this very day I I think we have a very civil leaves. WB and Fallen fashion to say the least he He gets the script thinks it's funny. They wanted to get his character off the air to give it a rest. Stephanie assures him that's not going to be the end of working with him. They just you know wanted to take a break from the GM angle here. He'd been doing it for like three and a half years as an evil dictator. He's cool with it so he he takes a look the script and says maybe instead of having John Cena throw him into the back of garbage truck that it should be Vince who was in the trash and they have been of a kangaroo court here. Vince decides pay on TV announced. He's fired it gets Dumped into the The garbage truck. And he's out of there and that's the end of Eric Bischoff in in wwe and then we know years later he would pop popping TNA. Were you surprised to see in two thousand nine that he's getting back in the wrestling business. But it's not what you guys instead it's in fact with Dixie Carter in a little bit but not wholeheartedly because it's like the rest of US Conrad soon as blood you know in. It's hard to divest yourself of something that you've missile fashion about since you were a kid and Eric was a fan as a kid and and again had that that Unique job journey to gory was so I wasn't surprised that he he was back in the game. And really at that time Dixie and her crew crew. TNA were the best option. There was no W W right. So what's next at any minute. Doda vivere few years so to me. That was the obvious destination. It's all you're always surprised because the surprise to me is I wonder what their job description is. I wonder are who has what say what autonomy are if you don't have any autonet what's what is a structure and that's what I never did get straight with a lot of the hires is there a TNA is that who was the bull the woods and who wasn't and sometimes we both know too many cooks in the kitchen. It's not a great thing. Well he had a little run here recently with. WWe That has been pretty well documented. And he's got some other stuff cooking behind behind the scenes but it's worth mentioning. That shelf had way more. Success Reducing Television shows than even did in wrestling and that's hard for us wrestling fans to believe because the height of WCW in Nitro and the interview or so big. But I think a lot of fans to sort of lose sight of the fact that he's really more of a ATV guy than a wrestling guy. negree yeah absolutely. And when he got that when he and Bruce both got announced to be in their new roles on raw smackdown respectively You Know I. I was sort of both guys. They've got their families are still with them. And and all the stuff I I just you know you hope that they do well but I never did understand the job description. I always do this. Whoever is running the show on smackdown or say magneto because it's on Fox is a more hypersensitive role in my view? Dan The set person on on raw this answering to the USA. People now not saying that one's better than the other two saying that there's there's a lot more to learn at people a lot more pressure on on network television and all the perks. WWE's getting being offered all the promotional on Fox which is astronomical voice. Sunday football this year. They're all over it. I would direct T. direct ticket ago where we call it and you know I watch a lot of football. Sundays can and there's a lot of promotional Fox games or for a smackdown. It's a great deal. It's a great deal for them. So you know I I. I think that the smackdown role is GonNa Bull's eye on it and you got this yet this structure Corporate structure where. There's a fall guy if something doesn't go quite right or there's miscue or you know there's a fumble you gotTa Fall Guy that that can be replaced. The does tear machinery. He still feeling about her. Outsted that somebody else am. I think Eric's victims of that to some degree because I never did understand how the system had changed that have been in place forever our or visit always the last word. Everything's got to go through him and if that's still the case and nothing's changed you just create a role that is expendable edible that if you replace it it can sound good. It makes sense corporately but quite frankly. It's almost expected and it won't be the last asked another positions change can promise you when it's all said and done what do you think Michelle legacy and wrestling will be smart guy Really had great ideas. We'll head of his time on certain things but a good TV guy a really good team together. Good I for a solid product. mis-read misunderstood by a lot of people but overall a winner interesting business. No doubt about it. And he's a winner right here on Westwood one every Monday with eighty three weeks if you haven't already go check out. Eighty three weeks Eric's perspective on all things Awa me a WCW wwe and even a little bit of TNA and He's pulling no punches over there and it is much more business associated conversation sation maybe a little less about creative more about business but a fun look into the mind a very bischoff the businessman and the Creator and the Salesperson and Jim I appreciate you taking the time for us to catch up and talk about Eric Bischoff a little bit but a lightning rod of controversy seemingly from the minute he got in the business and I guess when it's all said no in he's He's like a lot of guys in the business. Just a businessman You've said before everybody here is trying to make a living and it all comes down to the to seize cash and creative creative and it certainly feels like. That's what it was for..

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

02:24 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"And he's going to be dressed as the preacher who's during the ceremony vermillion Chuck's wedding. It's just I don't know it does feel like Vince is having a little fun. Could be. Yeah it could be in that role casting could be You know I gotTa Tell You Eric did a hell jobs at freighter. The makeup people did a great job concealing the dignity I thought he did. I thought he did did a good job there but hey look he's. He's casting enrolled his seen on that week. Soap opera was this and I think there's a lot of moving parts in that piece of business and events had the idea somewhere in that thought process this a good way to you know stick it. Oh bischoff off your little bit just for the fun of it. He might have thought that somewhere during the thought process but that being the primary reason to do it so they could you know they could pull ned beatty on delivers on on on Eric. I don't think happened. It's pretty remarkable that you know we're still not doing. We're also GONNA in a humiliating with this story. Line with Steve Austin you know we're GONNA have lots of Shenanigans with Steve Austin including you know beer-drinking working contests and vomiting. And then we're going to introduce Eugene as his nephew it starts to feel like we're just piling on in a little bit. I can't Ayla you make a very valid point. Conrad you really do. But to tell you that I said at the meetings and I think Bruce to tell you the same thing and we both are in a lot of meetings there with bits and they've already wants position things this way like okay. I got a great idea. We GonNa hate this one so I just. I didn't hear I never heard it but it certainly early is incriminating evidence that something was afloat back in the day during a Halloween episode. Vince McMahon Would Eric Bischoff to make out with his daughter. Stephanie McMahon and another time he booked he booked their Bischoff to make out with his wife. Linda what the fuck is going on.

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

11:48 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Well of course right after this Stephanie is announced as being the new. GM of smackdown. It feels it's like we're trying to recreate the magic of the Monday night war. We've got a bischoff running one show and ran running another. Is that the general idea. I don't know that sounds too. Well thought it out to me to describe it might have been might have been I don't know I don't know what I've always thought. The steady is largely MIS booked Over time but she's a great performer and she plays. She plays a wonderful so but it was interesting as a it was a new dynamic in the far as being a new dynamic and give me something fresh to wrap my head around is generally a good thing. Let's let's talk about the success of the Bischoff show His debut does a four point two eight rating which is Pretty strong and MELTZER would even follow up a few weeks later saying all the show since Bischoff came back have been good and well received and There is an interesting tidbit meltzer's report where he says a bit of a warning. There may be forces behind the scenes. Working to screw over Eric. Eric Bischoff already. Some feel the only reason vince brought him in was to humiliate him in the end. You know whenever I've presented an idea like that to bruce that events. You know it was just doing this to humiliate somebody and he wanted to embarrass them. Bruce always argues. Where's where's the money in that? That's stupid. Wouldn't make an investment like that Squander your investment who does that. That's stupid I bet you have a different take. No no to bring Eric. Industry humiliated ESL vis brought people to humiliate them. And I wasn't there. I was there for a lot of talent acquisitions arrivals and departures a lot. And he never brought somebody in that. I ever had any dialogue. or He's just so let's try this higher this guy that's good news and medical to all the shit. We gotta do our due diligence getting getting here and then let's plan and for his failure. It just is illogical and it takes time to think that Kinda Shit well. Here's the thing. I'm not suggesting that he wanted anyone anyone to fail. But I am suggesting this is a guy who Pull your head out of your own ass. I mean we. It's hard for me to buy into to the fact that he didn't have a little bit of joy and humiliating folks. Well seemed to have ties. No doubt about that I just I got the Ternan Or book in and there's some significant information about that type thing my observations my opinion some of those things and and what I think. Maybe he's it. It's just I did not justifies explains some things he's done you had get five stepfather's he a rough rough upbringing man and I'm not taking up for him because I was blown of his bullshit but I I think there's there's reasons behind the way conducts of CEPA types. That I are not aware of Dr Phil or Dr Jr.. Even so. I don't know man. I ah you're there's something there but he has a perverse humor. I can tell you that he lasted stuff that the most people wouldn't laugh at. Let's talk about the other guys in the locker room. He fired Steve Austin by Fedex allegedly threw coffee and Eddie Guerrero. He'd NAS that Eh creative issues with Chris Jericho where he left on not the best terms and then of course there's Ric flair where at one point rick. The side he couldn't shake it off off and he couldn't get confidence back and once he started to really feel like he was himself again he sees Bischoff walked walked to the dressing room and his heart sank and he just felt like he couldn't do this anymore. And eventually in two thousand and three in the had enough and attacks Eric and Eric would say through working punches and Arn Anderson is there to try to help. Break it up and Sergeant Slaughters there to try to break it up and you know eventually vents sits down and says hey attack him on property like this. I need you to put this behind on you and Ricky Van Roten Book Fuck that. I'll never forgive him. This a lot of animosity with guys do you. Did you have any conversation with any of these guys whether it's Edi or Jericho Rick or anybody about their issues with bishop. Everybody came to me to discuss it. I did opened up a wounds To the offices of being proactive I didn't go reveal the to the nerve. You know but guys knew how open I was and communicating with them and so I didn't have any hard time getting it out of them so they can express themselves else so I can reassure them. We're not GONNA have any negativity in this regard. We're GONNA violence. No we're not GONNA do. Things are stupid the caution money or suspension attention or whatever to get elected stand on. You can't do it so I should get shit you know. We talked to guys talk through it. We most of them admitted that I was right but they reluctant to still accept the terms and conditions of being professional. So so you know it was just. It blew over quick though I thought it blew over quicken after a few weeks. It was as if Erica you know. been around for a long time. Let's talk about the fight win win. Did you know that there was an issue with him and rick that night the night of the fight which I think was march seventeenth in two thousand and three Ed. TV TV where the stooges whoever. Tony couldn't wait to tell me. Give me the dirt and you know you go check it out and nobody's hurt. There's nobody bleeding. I don't think of any significance you know. The stories grew by the moment. This guy was there Jack. Lanza was their heart Anderson Holding people back and S- about tried to help Eric Harley became you can't like a goddamn saint from dead wood so he's like wait. What a production? This is so but it was just a it. Was You know wrong unplaced. Both guys wrong place wrong time. Rick all of intimacy You know last out and it wasn't the right thing to do. Obviously you can't conduct business this way Roy. So you know but I think everybody system see luck after that I don't recall either incidence after that That one tonight so if they had that much animosity and they got out in that little skirmish then I say we did pretty good that deal. September of three sir. Eric starts teasing and promising something next week on the show H. L. A. and it turns out the next week we found out this hot lesbian in action and that term. Is You sixty three times on the show. A couple of women come out and these are guess are indy workers from up w and he starts talking to so about sex and violence and you know they do all kinds of stuff and then eventually Roseanne. Jamal come in. Leave the ladies laying man. This is Not Not Week Week. It's not it's not it's like you can't blame Bischoff for that. He didn't write it. Nobody was blaming him. I'll see that but You know he didn't he he's just he's he's he's cared about the marching orders. Here's your script. Here's what you say you're so you do overproduced bullshit. There no place on television. No Sustainable Value Ladies and gentlemen what so ever hot-listing lizzy action and just begging we were Jr.. I liked it. You know you're going to do for yourself as a Predator or some crazy person hot lesbian action my as can you believe that shit and we know it's going to be something always lives and we gotta mix jet Joie. We've got to be able to tell some story out of it and you wish you just lay out the whole goddamn segment and I'll be associated with lousy ass. That's that's as for the The sports entertainment term that. WVU has invented that the entertainment was over shadowing or engulfing and bad creative was engulfing any wrestling that we had provide any physicality any drama in sporting feel. It was all about the the entertainment side. So this is like a cross between Walt Disney and Larry Flint is not the heli was one of the things I Are glossed over Eric. BISCHOFF is Chosen to bring back the big gold belt and he does this on raw he just creates a new world title title. They'll WCW belt. He just hands it to triple. H What did you hear an old school guy. What do you think about creating a new belt? And his hand in over week. It is making a new belt having having a presentation to win a new champion his crown in some sort of systematic order a little tournament or something along those lines but something that was just gifting it. That's like giving a kid a participation medals or trophies. Don't believe in that either. That's all it should be awarded for what you learn learn and there's nothing earned there and I don't think tyler any favors for for a long time after that. It never seemed like it had the credibility and a and look where it went somewhere. Probably one of your on your one of your walls down there in Huntsville. No it's not I don't I don't think they even know where that that first one is. Though I think been brownstone looking for it another famous story from September to think it is is the wedding of Billion Chuck Doc. I'm sure we'll cover this long form some other time but let's let's don't oil hideous. I mean come on well. He's all this social awareness and being more politically correct. So what we're GONNA do. They hot topics. That aren't really totally acceptable yet. So let's just don't even go there at all Yay nay or indifferent and and portray this. The gay marriage is fine. We know is fine but this is like mockery of it to my view. I thought it was a complete mockery of same sex marriage. It was funny. They're supposed to humor was a funny. God dammit is supposed to buddy then you should laugh who's laughing at it other than a cartwheel laugh that Yo. Your buddies aren't aware that you're watching this shit. That's what I think. It was horrible. God that's my point. I guess he's you see we're just GonNa have him hand Guy Bell and we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA make him bring hot lesbian action and then beat up some women and then we're GonNa do you know. Put them right in the middle of a smackdown show. or.

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

02:50 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Harvey Schiller When you hear the news that Not only is Ding Dong the witches dad and the streak that W W hat is now in the rear view but now Bischoff the guy the only guy to put Vincent Insulin on his ass for eighty three weeks in a row. He's he's sitting at home. Is Anybody in the office. Think hey maybe we should try to have a conversation addition with that guy. I don't think so on red eye was pretty much a member of Vincent's inner circle during that crucial tide. I wouldn't by myself. I'm not trying to say that. I never heard that conversation. Ever Take Place I. I don't think Vince still. Oh was convinced that Bischoff smart and didn't give him the credit for the success that he had even though as you mentioned eighty three weeks in a row WPRO. We'll get spanked. So that's just the facts. They have better creative. They aren't they lose momentum but when they lost their momentum they never were able to really truly regain it at least it seems to me that way. I just all this thinking power there and always WanNa blast success in talents. You GotTa Reshuffle Your Deck. Obviously but you would think that they could rebound Get back in a more favorable position quicker than they did but it just didn't work out for whatever reasons all right now listen. We've talked a lot about man tossing and turning with with the different angles and ups and downs and politics and the never ending grind of professional wrestling. But what we can all agree on is. It's it's all worth it if you get a good night's sleep but if you're not getting a good night's sleep if you're tossing and turning if you're waking up with you know pain in your neck or your back or you're stressed stressed out you're not going to be at your best and you just start to have a miserable existence. I think everybody knows better sleep better. You and if you get a good night's sleep you're going to have a good attitude you're going to be more productive and that's what purple is all about of course. Purple is the world's most scientific mattress. Check this out. A couple of rocket. Scientists have been out here developing cushioning technology for thirty years for stuff like medical beds and wheelchairs. Then a few years ago they created purple and purple is probably the unlike anything you've ever felt before literally they made it up. No it's not memory foam. This stuff actually sleeps cool and it gives me a zero gravity avenue like field so you can sleep in any position whether you sleep on your side back your stomach. You'RE GONNA love purple because it's both firm and soft at the same Tom. But as a fat Dude I love that it's breathable keeps me cool at night but don't take my word for it..

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

11:34 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Promo Code. Jr I'm telling you you'll be glad you did where we're living out around quite a bit here but eventually it's an ask. The BISCHOFF IS GONNA make a bold move and he's GonNa put. WCW programming head to head on Monday night of against Monday night raw with Nitro when you first hear the news that hey we've got real competition and WCW on Monday night and they're going to be live every week whereas we're taping shows in advance at this point what's your what's your take on that. Do you think this is real competition or is wwe still perpetually going to be a little big brother other of of the WWF. I thought the WF headed a massive head. Start as they do right now. No company is going to threaten. WBZ market share anytime. Anytime soon. Luckily mine or your lifetime. Conrad quite frankly. But that's not a sad sad tale to tell because there's plenty of money out there revenues to to earn in the entertainment world that cutting a W for example can can enjoy enjoy and make significant profits over time. So I I just I think that On what we're talking about Tran thought this left I was thinking about something else is nitro. Oh Yeah Yeah my issue is this. I I questioned where they have the in-house personnel to pull it off in a big way and of course a lot of that stuff was You Know David Crockett part of getting a credit for some of the. Because he was one of the you know one of the producers there an onsite people but giving the staff have to gather to do the the you know to to the rigging the lighting everything I didn't know they were. They were ready to do that because everything had always been such a smaller scale Ale and then to be able to do it live every Monday. A major us a whole different world so I didn't know that that was going to be as successful as it was and it was a pleasant surprise actually because it made the business look better overall because they hate they had great production values in the show's look clean slick. You might not agree with creative. Hell that's normal. You can say that any heir any show with the the the show look good and I thought that was a step in the right direction for them. So so you could. You can tolerate a good-looking show. That might not be the greatest creative for a little longer now forever a little longer than he can. The other way around. Eric made a big splash. The very first nitro when he announces that lex Luger as Joe from the WWF WCW What's your take on that when you hear the hey? We thought we had him but we don't. He's going. Yeah that was a disappointment. You know AH I don't know Conrad I know sounds it sounds Shitty me save it. I just didn't see what we were. Losing the here's what we lost. We lost show. We lost shock value. We lost the war or the shock vei on that night. The surprise factor. That's what we lost because the LEX. We tried to get him over. He tried to get himself over here as well everybody worked the LEX express etc etc etc.. Didn't work he'd never got over to where the level he should've or to the level that we the money was invested in him to make that happen happen so I was thinking okay. They beat us on the surprise area. But what what do they get out of. The situation are GONNA say the same lex Luger massive in San for ten years or so WPRO probably so the I. That's how I looked at that thing but I knew that the game was the antes. Were being raised and Eric was going to be a very aggressive poker player. Yeah that's never more evident than when he becomes lead announcer. nitro much. Like Vince is on raw but maybe one of his more controversial decisions especially at the time is he's giving away the results of a taped show. Laval Nitro so the viewer doesn't have to feel like they're missing doing anything. If you're an old school guy you you've got to think this sort of playing dirty right. Yeah a little sure but you understand you get into a fight you fight to win. I just think it's really ridiculous. And of course this is I. Guess a foreshadowing the annexed exte- and a w Wednesday night stuff. But you know I don't know I mean we all know why it was by accident that INEX- t- ended up on the USA network at exactly the same time. As a W it was to retard our growth of be the or Chavez's good it can always be justified in any version. Want Anyway. There's a lot of ways skin that cat and a lot of ways. You're honored that you can make a case for either side. The bottom line. What is is it has created more interest on that night than than it has been interesting and and maybe forever Wednesday nights and is Is this giving a lot of talent. The opportunity same by more people than they heretofore had been seen. That's a good thing and I think overall good for the business but I'm sad that it's has got to head to head because you know I don't know how much better be for both brands. If it wasn't had to have made it is so you go out and roll your sleeves up. You get to work and you fight and do what you gotTa do to make your brand better so with that kind of see that that matter you know on the television psychotic somewhere around this time. Vince starts to position himself as being in a war with Ted Turner himself and I've always found that somewhat interesting because Turner was always somewhat. Why hands off when it came the WCW and invents presenting himself as the underdog? Feels like you know. He's trying to be the baby face and he's trying to get sympathy here. Why isn't he not? Why is he not positioning himself against Eric Bischoff? Because that dynamic doesn't exist I mean Michelle. Was You know financially. Salihi irregular guy at this point large and Ted Turner is a billionaire. So it's just an easier story prevents the sale to the public and the boys but much kaiser much easier to to have been data wink wink quote unquote against billionaire. Ted then unknown. Eric and also Eric was coming very prominent on the TV show and the PROMOS. Are you know caustic at times. And of course You know heated effective affective. And this I don't think you want to give them the time of day or recognized that he existed of Ted was okay because Ted was in a comfort resulted. Didn't dead wasn't aware what was being said for rethinking cared no so. I think that it was a kind of a strategic. Thank you Vince. To do. In that regard he never acknowledged. Eric has a star. And as soon as you start missing his name he's is is is a named entity in his perception obsession increases so manlio skill. Just let it go to say nothing about it. Well the The fire continues in us. The whole mess happens with the Razor Diesel Lawsuit Eric. Bischoff is even personally named in the lawsuit He becomes president of WW. She w ninety seven and by that point. WCW is regularly thumping the WBF in the writings. And around this time vish offers giving locker room speeches to sort of rally the troops and one of the things. He's pretty routinely talking about even out in the open as that his goal is to put. Vince McMahon the WWF auto business. When when did you first hear that and I mean I know a lot of people say oh how dare he but this but a lot of guys out of business and I'm sure when when he first had aspirations of doing doing that a lot of the old town promoters thought they were going to put him out of business? Risks weren't GonNa Work Blah Blah Blah When do you remember hearing? Hey we're we're back at it again and somebody says they're trying to put Vince out. Well I think somebody you know. From the meeting called Meltzer Nelson had had followed. It reported stories. I recall reading news. Server are somebody's calls agent here. What Bischoff said to the talent and all kinds of leaks going back and forth both ways this incessant leaky so you know? I don't know I hear my motion my reaction Conrad. I rolled my eyes. Sure I rolled my eyes and I won't about my business because I remember what I was doing. Better more realistic. Thanks Exa do then worry about Eric and his team but in Vince out of the business. I just didn't see that happening. Let's keep moving here because there is an interesting time in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. I don't think you and I've talked about it before. The MR McMahon character is a white hot feud with stone. Cold Steve Austin for the first time in April April of ninety eight that match main events raw and we end the eighty three weeks. Streak raw actually wins the ratings night so a month later as we're going back back and forth with WCW every flip-flopping every week. Eric is no longer comfortable in his position and does something a little unique. He actually the challenges. Vince McMahon to a fight at the wwe pay per view slam. Bree what's your reaction when you hear that this is where we are guys. We're challenging each other to fight some paper fraud. Iro Luckily Ain't going to happen is felicity. He's he's a he's a performer. You know he's he's he's like a carnival barker just like the rest of us are and he was. He had a story detail as looking for attention. He's looking burke looking for recognition for acknowledgement something to tangible to hold onto so it was kind of like hot. shotting the territory type thing. This is kind of a hot shouting of a promo sayings and making a challenge that you knew gooden. Well it never in a million years ever ever gonNA happen hypothetically if if it did happen in nineteen ninety eight how do you think would one God visit bigger and stronger so bishop de too early because evinced. This is a lot of strength there. Eric by Eric's training he should win is may training you know. He's he's karate skilled in martial arts at one point in his life kick kick boxing. I think right. Yeah so I would think Eric would have the advantage in that regard plus youth and all that good stuff the visit would be stronger. The only thing about the man is I think he you know he told me. One time you lost the streetfight. And he grew up around around mission marines there in North Carolina. So I know. He's he and freighter Tussle Solano. Eric should have been the favourite in that deal If I had a had again while forgive on that but it could also be you know a real quick quick finish in McMahon's favor but I think bischoff probably slip over so they could work the return. I love that well. Let's fast forward. September ninety nine Bischoff a sent home by.

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Bischoff attempts to revive the Monday Night Wars

The Jim Ross Report

02:33 min | 11 months ago

Bischoff attempts to revive the Monday Night Wars

"Where we're living out around quite a bit here but eventually it's an ask. The BISCHOFF IS GONNA make a bold move and he's GonNa put. WCW programming head to head on Monday night of against Monday night raw with Nitro when you first hear the news that hey we've got real competition and WCW on Monday night and they're going to be live every week whereas we're taping shows in advance at this point what's your what's your take on that. Do you think this is real competition or is wwe still perpetually going to be a little big brother other of of the WWF. I thought the WF headed a massive head. Start as they do right now. No company is going to threaten. WBZ market share anytime. Anytime soon. Luckily mine or your lifetime. Conrad quite frankly. But that's not a sad sad tale to tell because there's plenty of money out there revenues to to earn in the entertainment world that cutting a W for example can can enjoy enjoy and make significant profits over time. So I I just I think that On what we're talking about Tran thought this left I was thinking about something else is nitro. Oh Yeah Yeah my issue is this. I I questioned where they have the in-house personnel to pull it off in a big way and of course a lot of that stuff was You Know David Crockett part of getting a credit for some of the. Because he was one of the you know one of the producers there an onsite people but giving the staff have to gather to do the the you know to to the rigging the lighting everything I didn't know they were. They were ready to do that because everything had always been such a smaller scale Ale and then to be able to do it live every Monday. A major us a whole different world so I didn't know that that was going to be as successful as it was and it was a pleasant surprise actually because it made the business look better overall because they hate they had great production values in the show's look clean slick. You might not agree with creative. Hell that's normal. You can say that any heir any show with the the the show look good and I thought that was a step in the right direction for them. So so you could. You can tolerate a good-looking show. That might not be the greatest creative for a little longer now forever a little longer than he can. The other way around.

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

03:55 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"You know for us. Threaten over and plus you know the refrigerator. Luxury hooked up to the water. So you're fresh water out of the IT. Does he gets different mental also a real Governor emotional thanks. I said my shit's been held hostage and some people took that as factual truth when it wasn't exactly the the truth. Well we want the truth at all. They're missing they. They couldn't find where they stored it. And we we all agree to let it go one of the first big moves. Eric makes us to start taping. WCW At Disney to cut costs and give the show he would call a big look the Disney flyover to start the show. And he's trying to position the show or the company. WCW rather to not look second-best any feels like a Disney Disney partnership with Lynn WCW much needed credibility at the time and while he's down in Orlando with these tapings with Disney. Flare Helps Bischoff set that up a meeting with Hulk Hogan and this is less than a year away from Hogan's last shot with the WWF. And they're right in. The middle of Vince McMahon steroid trial. What was your reaction when you hear about Bischoff having a meeting with cogan inevitable as much work. Work is being done in Florida with Hogan living there he. He didn't have airplane in in In fly with a bad back. WHO's got a bad back that long so convenient for him to make a commitment on time and it's it could be a difference maker it makes you? It gives is your brand instant credibility to hire someone the stature of Hulk Hogan no matter if he was in his prime after prime before Friday. Yeah no matter what he was famous he was over. And I'm sure that woman rick and Hogan were talking. They were talking about working with each other. And why wouldn't they so. There's a lot of options for Hogan to do and including turnhill which was magic with Hall Nash. Before they they do the ticker tape parade for Hogan and they saw it they set up the big The big dream match that most people should have happened to wrestlemainia eight rick flair and Hulk Hogan happens a bash at the beach ninety four. It's a landmark show an for. WCW really puts them on the map. They do more business than ever before in in hindsight do you think Vince missed the boat on not doing Hogan Flair Wrestlemainia. Yeah absolutely there's no reason not to do it. That's what I look back at. I look at the two individuals vic seeking out here from a hooker former booker booker standpoint creative person staff my whatever and you got his check all the boxes that are primarily for a great attraction big numbers at the box office offices Cetera. And they're still enough gas in their tanks that if orchestrated correctly they can still have a very solid well well executed wrestling match. And so yeah. That's there's no reason to not have done. It is the measure by water. See for some reason. Sometimes events is Since to be adamant that he likes to do things his way and sometimes I believe that he's been guilty. Maybe we all have of not listening to the audience thoroughly enough because that was that was the match and so even though Oh he didn't create it and book at the match and visible to make the most money out of so out of the damn thing in a heartbeat. And that would that would have been really easy really easy. Main event for Wrestlemania. Eight was that art gym. Let's talk about well if the Christmas season you know. And.

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

07:54 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"I WANNA go back to work at. WC IN I met with him and got a meeting. And I think that He had not had much drank as he is so it showed me. He didn't take the meeting very seriously sleep and he did it out of courtesy. So I'm looking as I look back on it but never any intention of bringing me back. WW which is preferred go back to Atlanta. Live there where I had a place. Jan locked it like. You know the city electoral everything about living there and Still would live there from the two. I like it that much so it just didn't work out. You know he didn't. He didn't have any anticipated back in the reason he gave us. We talked for this later on it. He just thought it'd be disruptive you know stronger presence. He wanted to deal with and he may be right but nonetheless this it was the best decision that it was the best break I got it was not going back there and during that time and going to. WWe It's Garth Brooks Song. It's on answered prayers baby located there. You go yeah. Let's talk about that you When you leave I suppose is what we should double down on because because it's not too terribly long and you know very quickly this C- squad an answer as given the opportunity to move up and be one? One of the Executive Directors and supposedly are the executive producer rather for WCW. It's been said that bill show and Bob do expect the Tony Cavani Craig leathers and Eric Bischoff. Also Mitt proposals Apparently Bischoff made the best presentation a had some big ideas and he got the big seat and flair was on record as being very supportive of this decision. Something he would probably question later and Tony Shivani Vanni didn't take it seriously at all by his own admission. He didn't have any interest in having that job wanted nothing to do with it or as he said in you know at best a one shooter when they when they pressured him. Eric had a fully thought out plan. Right this does not sit well with you. Though or I'm led to believe but his deci the direction he's going doesn't work for you because it's not too terribly long and you're out the door. Yeah well the The thing about that is Eric. My contract was ironclad there. I had a real good contract and a lot of it was verbiage that WCW put in there to really narrow down my job description and for whatever reason the more details tales of what you do and what your job description actually is. It's it's a little bit more challenging to get out of the contract and they thought I was an asset and wanted me to stick around whereas I got a three year contract big contract that had to date and So I was happy with that deal. But the the era eric got the job before it got the job. I was never asked to interview. I was so tainted with the bill. Watch brush that I was looked at as a leper. You know a leper announcer and so I didn't. I never got. I never got an opportunity sanity to go talk. Sit there and I had a meeting with Shaw finally well. I had a meeting with Bill Scholl after the decision. Take me off. The air had a meeting with him. Because you know I talked to my lawyer my and my representatives and I said well you know your contracts ironclad they wrote most of it. Ah Adhering to what they're writing. Toshio they said well you're right said you got about a two and a half years vacation paid looks the way I look at it. That's how they managed managed. They had the one. I have more money so the deal. was they look if you don't like to do it. You don't want to do this Seneca sales job and get take off television for no reason other than we think your southern even though we built our reputation on Andy Griffith three runs. SEC football and they allow race baseball team. We will You know you'll you'll set out so I I even tried it on for size I went to Jamaica. I wouldn't Gen our were. We're I don't think we've met and went to Jamaica by myself and that was a big goddamn steak. I never smoked smoking weed tire life. I feel like I was trying to just roll for teaching. Chong's movie or something. It was really you know it was. I soaked up the culture alter the sun the Vitamin D. The booze got you know I did everything. Good got dehydrated got sick. What I was had a great time? I being there on the island I was miserable. The wasn't interested in business so at two weeks Jamaica was what all could handle so so that was that and But I never got asked to submit any kind of proposal if I did. Conrad I SORTA got. I can't remember it and I think I remember would remember that but the watch thing the watch experienced and anybody was on that that cabinet shall we say in the higher level located position on on. Watches You know his thing there is like what do you do. I I couldn't didn't wash it away because it was what it was but it was a misrepresentation who I was in my opinion but That didn't matter I can tell just by the by the way you're talking on it. You feel like you were passed over there. Did you feel like you were ask qualified. Or just as qualify. Tony Shivani Eric Bischoff Craig leathers to apply for this job. Of course absolutely I. We have to have confidence in our abilities. If you look Eric You get away with a lot more. Because he's he's got a great appearance everybody wishes they had. I didn't ever have that and so am I not going to also say that at times I wouldn't jealous also good Eric Lipton now. I'm just fat fat from Oklahoma. So yeah I it was a tough. Thanks follow because I thought I contribute to the business. I thought I had done a lot of work there that they were not aware of in booking wise right. TV wise in all these areas. So yeah you WANNA run your you WanNa you wanNA catch on your own your own team. You WanNa drive your vehicle here. But that didn't happen for me on that advocation but the best thing I said was not getting that job. I think Eric probably at the end of the day because he was he got so engaged. The product through being a character on television that probably is it was a better fit emotional fit for him motivational fit for him than it would have been for me being the announcer so I think I don't know if I would have done as well as Eric did for that time there were they were actually making money. But I don't know what your confidence I gotTa Tell You you're going to battle thing all your kid your southern accent then wait later life that good Lord says when I hit you the three vows of the bills policy and then we'll see what you're made of so that's assist worked and I was. I was pissed off and I was ready to leave that job. So when I got older bruce to come to work for. WWE and talked events. I wish we did rescues history as it were but that was the best best thing to happen to me was being able to get out of there and Eric Not talked about that a lot especially when he came in to to to work for us as a talent Jim less time out right now and remind everybody that support support for this show comes from manscaping..

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"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

11:12 min | 11 months ago

"bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Got Thompson. You're listening to grill in with the voice of wrestling. Mr Jim Ross else. Jim How are you. I'm good Conrad doing really good feeling blessed today. A lot of NEAT. Thanks talk about. Shirley fleshed out in the show talking about Eric. I I want to thank. The folks are supporting my new website. Jim Ross BBQ dot com where they can order our products and we appreciate that little effort there were starting so so in any event things are good countdown to Christmas. You Know Conrad coming trying to move in this new generation as best I can. It says like I'm divorced most of my Christmas shopping online. You do that already. Yeah Absolutely I. Don't see any reason to go to stores well. I want to support my local retailers Taylor's but if it's something that all my local mom and pop shops still sell the yeah I'll I'll find a way to order dot com go and and we got some good stuff Online or our stuff Pro Wrestling teas so forth and all these good things so we got. We got a lot of neat things that I'm going to probably do my Christmas. The shopping holiday shopping for online trying to like I said moving into the new millennium here so to speak. So we're all good man. A life is good. A W still listen to hang around and Appreciate that opportunity everywhere tonight. So life is good man. I'm rushing fan. WHO's lucky enough at stays alive to be in the wrestling business? If for that. I'm very grateful Jim. Ross shirts dot com makes great stocking stuffer and don't forget to come see us across the pond inside. The ropes is where you'll need to see us. We're going to be making three stops and February stay tuned for more information about that but we took to twitter twitter and let you guys pick what we're talking about today. We threw a poll and to my surprise it wasn't even close. People wanted to hear about Eric Bischoff in the wwe and he had some good competition or so thought we put him in there against Maga. Who I thought would have been a very interesting topic and we also had the similar to dismember? Most people call that the worst. It'd be pay per view ever and In your house degeneration x one month after the Screw Job Owen Hart returns and starts a feud with Shawn Michaels but alas it wasn't to be they wanted to hear about Eric Bischoff and we're GonNa have some fun with this. I'm pretty excited about this one because this is a topic that is very topical right now because of his most recent run. But you weren't there so we'll go back and and talk about his run when he came in the first time after. WCW goes down. But I guess before we do we should sort of set the stage I bischoff. I gets a brush brush up with wrestling if with very ganja and the Awa some cross promotion and and Meet Sonny Bono that come up with Ninja Star Wars and they decide the the Awa show will be a perfect way to promote this and of course vern see something in Eric that he likes maybe a potential salesperson for AWAC. Hires him to do just that. But then when Larry Nelson the AWA announcer mrs show maybe had her running with the law in action. Bernas Eric to fill in Eric. Had A modelling settling background so he thought what the Hell I'll give it a shot and before you knew it Eric. Bischoff has on camera for the AWA. Is that what you I see Eric. Colling yeah yeah absolutely. Eric had the best eight by ten publicity photo of any broadcaster ever in wrestling. Good Looking Guy Very photogenic his That accent he has played well on television. The yeah the first time I saw him was actually doing. I want to say some interviews all right. We're interviewing some talent on Awa and decided the same thing everybody else voice didn't annoy me. It was good voice but his look was very exceptional so He He. He was easy to spot in that regard. I don't know how how he ever enjoyed doing. play by play or whatever the thing that a lot of strive to do but he was He's he it was very easy to stand out in a crowd. It's it's weird to see him in the main gene spot here for the AWA and of course at this point the AWA W on its last legs. I mean to the point that they're repossessing cars out of his driveway and everything else so he actually gets an audition with the WWF in nineteen eighteen. Ninety in that video went viral years ago of him interviewing for the opportunity to work with the company and very famously. They asked him. Am to sell me. This broom is you ever have such a conversation with. Vince McMahon or see him do this with anybody else that you know of. Oh yeah he did things like that all the time. He witnessed picking on Eric because at that time. I don't think Vince Eddie. Hasn't Manama's toward eric or any feelings toward one way or the other than he was a fresh face off of burns television. And let's be honest about it. Did real well. Taking people off Burns television making money with them including Hogan and Mangena and Bobby Heenan and so forth so on on and on so that was unusual but yeah he would have guys do silly. Thanks sit sit there get them uncomfortable and still function be entertaining. Informative you know do their business but that was just one of the main things I he decided sounded to a kidney. Charlie men and I didn't work Charlie men much if I did. It was a very short crossover few days seemingly Charlie thought he was really really good back in that era and he really wasn't and So he charged his boss vested a lot. But why are they going to audition They were a little bit Rugged owning for some reason in a lot of times you bring on yourself to Eric. Was I saw farther. I think I saw that that that that could you know you need it. All right there was nothing wrong with this is audition well. Obviously Eric doesn't get the GIG and standing up for. WCW about about a year later and by his own admission he would say he was a cease squad announcer and I believe that you're all palled. Him heard specifically told him. Hey once you nipping at the heels of Tony Shivani and Jim Ross Did you hear that from Jim. Heard from Eric Bischoff Wendy here the one one of the motivating factors and hiring. Eric was to put pressure on you to do a good job. Yeah I heard it from her. You know I just got down. Good Lookin' in Kid. Keep an eye on him now. He's not wanting to keep pressing and pressing forward. He's hungry he's got a great look the networks going to love him. You understand what I'm saying. You know what you're getting at. I still fat folks Mr Hurt. I smiled in. I had not had bell's Palsy Zi sauce. I had a nice smile. Nice toothy smile a good thing so but I got it you you know. It's Conrad I've been. I've been battling this particular issue in my entire career so it wasn't the first first time I encountered this type of situation but it was the first time I encountered it were it was so blatantly explained to me what was going. Aw by the guy who did the hiring so what do you. What do you think of Eric when he gets a chance to meet him here in? WCW obviously he's low man on the Totem Pole. But you've always been one to have a pretty strong opinion. What did you think I didn't have? I didn't have a discernible. Take one way or the other because he stayed to himself. Pretty much We didn't interact a great deal that much as you one would think. Perhaps I didn't have a major issues with him. You know He kept the face cards tight and close to. The vest is three smart so so didn't want to Piss off anybody in the early going alienating anyone whatsoever so he can withdrew a little bit especially I perceived it so now no issues with him. You know he just he. He did his thing and he was doing voiceovers down in studio downstairs. I was in the Buffalo Twelfth Floridian Administrative Work as well as the talent war for the most of my talent work was able to put it where most of our talent work was. Live or live to tape but We all had to do our Sarah. voiceovers done downstairs L. stairs in the In the studio we had down there at the CNN center. So you know no no measure issues with him again he he was smart enough to stay. Stay off the radar and I'll give him credit for that he shears L.. Didn't allow his personality or anything to intentionally or inadvertently affect how he was perceived. That's always been a criticism of Eric over time that he could come off as smug or rude or short skirt or disrespectful whatever never sorta scripted you wanna use and I think a lot of that is just because is sort of standoffish and and I think it is. Because he doesn't want to to your point he is street smart and perhaps he just doesn't want to annoy or a fan or are upset. Anyone I mean even admits on our podcast together. I'm not funny money so I don't WanNA attempt to be funny screw it up and offend someone So he would rather just not even try and that that is something that a lot of people miss reed. Would you agree with that. Yeah of course wholeheartedly east. And it's easy to perceive Eric as you described and I think probably at times in his career. I think it's inevitable that he was all those things that you mentioned that he was Kurt that he was short art and it was Abrasive at times that he did perceive to be standoffish. SMUG and arrogant but I just know him enough. A UH after all these years that there's a whole lot to what you said about it. He's a little introverted at times. And that's not doesn't fit somebody that's in a Gary Lee oriented job as he has had an interesting on television and they only became a character. Big Time character on During nitro was there I was the opposition. Are Ashby thirty three weeks in a row but You know I I just never knew him. I never saw those other Soviet negative sides. I got one of my. I've got let go tear it. WWe One time. I'm trying to think what time it was early on early. My list of of.

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"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

10:00 min | 1 year ago

"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"I have to get the money man there because you wanted to talk to him about getting things in order because you're content to just check out for real us and bring that thirty eight media because I can't stand can't stand another hour of it what's the reaction backstage when he come back through that curtain and everybody saw what you decide the St anything really stood out came up and the ad tears in his eyes and he hugged my neck what are you thinking as you realize he's mocking your career your Hey Thompson a near list thing to eighty seeks with Eric Bischoff Eric what's going on man how are you good you gypsy how are you glad to be back home I bet I am very glad to be back home I need to apologize is withdrawing his upset a little later than we originally planned we had a good plan and then well plans change pals we talk about here on the show a lot so as a result or a little live behind but I am really really far enough about today's topic Halloween Havoc Nineteen ninety-six one of the first pay per views the got me back hooked as rest thank fan and he revealed last week you know of of all the pay per view did WCW this is probably on the shortlist of your favorites. Yeah I Halloween havoc was for the first few years at least one of my favorites for a lot of different reasons and we'll get into you know probably all of the later on the show but yeah it really was it was a great time to be in the business and we were pretty good rollback ninety six so it was a lot of fun I'll pretty good all is an understatement you're not only seeing you know revenues that are positive for the first time I can't believe that's real but you just turned off at nine hundred ninety five and you're GONNA turn way more than that in nineteen ninety six and a lot of that has to do with the success of the interview that you guys been riding now for a few months of course we I saw Scott Hall and May and then things start moving fairly quickly by law Hulk Hogan is in the x they have the interview spray painted onto the world title in August we do the whole fake sting thing in September the day after that fall brawl pay per view we learned that now sting is considering himself for free agent in the following week we see the debut of the crows thing now here's our next pay per view Halloween havoc nineteen ninety-six and by the way with everybody being a ratings expert in the last few weeks again we should break down with the ratings look like back then especially when you look at the different demographics and I do want to talk about this because as you so will point out so often on the show listeners this show Oh are much much more intelligent wrestling fan than some of the other podcast because we can break down the business of the professional wrestling business and specifically eh within these different demos for instance men eighteen thirty four nitro is GONNA get six hundred thirty one thousand of those compared to raw getting three hundred ninety seven thousand men thirty five fifty four nitro is going to snack seven hundred route forty five thousand of those raw is only going to get three hundred and fifty four thousand and then you know the the other demographics women eighteen thirty four rows losing their women thirty five fifty four they're losing by margin of almost double three hundred and fifty seven thousand one hundred eighty four thousand awesome and for kids this is the first time we see that Ross more popular three hundred eighty four thousand children ages two to eleven compared to metro which is three hundred sixty eight thousand and the same story with kids twelve to seventeen that too is more popular with raw but it's very close three hundred waiting on thousand to three hundred and thirty six thousand air where did you realize hey man were more popular with women which is pretty rare Barossa more popular with adults but they've still got us on kids because this does feel like a definite departure from the way wrestling had been presented before the deer attribute to the show what can you tell us about what these numbers made from your perspective well there's a lot there first of all go back to some of the earlier podcasts we did and when we talked about how nitro was created in the rationale behind going ah Irish is going to tape and that I think which is really the beginning all of this is after my meeting the infamous meeting with Ted Turner when he said Eric go do two hours you know every week head to head with Monday night raw as I've talked about many times before one of the first things I did was kinda locked myself I questioned myself more or less with a a yellow legal pad and a pen and just sat in a room and made a list of all of the ways that I we would be different than the wwe formerly wwf I knew back in ninety five in spring and summer of ninety five when I had that meeting with with Ted that there was no way that I could compete with the WWF by trying to be better than them at what they were already pretty great at which was you know a wrestling wrestling content that was specifically geared towards a younger audience keep in mind the majority of their revenue at that time are at least a good portion of it I'm sorry okay no expert on their financial model back in ninety four ninety five but I think it's fairly obvious that allege part of the revenue came from licensing and merchandise being in was very kids oriented I do like I said that I couldn't be better at them than that I couldn't take that audience from them but what I could do was target an audience that they were leaving behind so the intent would nitro from the very beginning you know aside from some of the obvious things on my list which was you know their tape I'll go live near kind of a kid show I'll be more of an adult theme show the WWF characters. Were very animated and cartoonish because they were hit show I'll make my content more reality based in my characters in my story uh-huh more attractive or relatable to that older so I mean I it's not like you know getting that strong eighteen to thirty four eighteen to forty nine male demo was a coincidence it was by design not by accident and I hoped that we would be successful at that and obviously we were so it was never really a surprise to me it was gratifying and I was glad that we we hit our target but I was by no means surprised now admittedly the change the complexion of our audience didn't happen overnight but it it really was the design. If that's answering your question it's just fascinating to see you know how these demos breakdown too because we've talked about this a lot before you know for my an advertising standpoint some demos are more desirable than others talk about the importance of men eighteen thirty four and maybe how that is more desirable than men thirty five fifty four and why well it's not always you know I mean in today's environment I think a women's demo is probably more attractive to advertisers then many team to forty nine forty nine is still the cupboard the Democrats the target of everybody at least sports entertainment wants to hit but keep in mind that Domo is also easy to hit in a lot of other types of content especially sports content so if you're an advertiser in your targeting men eighteen to forty nine you have a pretty broad spectrum of content so you can place your ad dollars in in hit that target now back in ninety six is the air that we're talking about here sports content was fairly high it was expensive real estate we were able to attract a lot of advertisers at might not be able to afford premium products that were you know had the revenue or or the resources to purchase top up flight contact whether it be NFL NBA whatever but we're able to attract at secondary tier of advertisers the Valvoline for example.

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"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

12:16 min | 1 year ago

"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"This one probably wasn't as much fun for you. This is your last pay per view in one thousand nine hundred dollars. I believe you're right. This would have been august of nineteen ninety nine and i was on a plane heading to wyoming in september of ninety nine so yep you're right august fourteenth feet sturgis south dakota of course the famous sturgis motorcycle rally which just happened this year. The attendance for the show was around fifty five hundred and did a point point five four borrego and this was the fourth and final road wild pay per view of courses. I one was hog wild back in nineteen ninety six and i guess sort sorta post eric bischoff era. This idea goes away. Was there a lot of pushback within the turner organization or w._c._w. About the concept or or did you just sort of run. Its course no i i mean initially when.

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"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

11:20 min | 1 year ago

"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"He reports it. He's he's foolish. Shit anyone who knows eric bischoff and believe me. I know eric bishop knows that one of the things he enjoys most is describing his antagonists vince russo in a negative fashion episode four now bashing the beach each two thousand eric gets plenty of opportunity to partake on this endeavor here we learn of first russo and bischoff meeting as well as your clip a very giving his opinion on the infamous louis bros. Looking ability and style. I i met russo at a little restaurant actually where i kept my airplane. I i was over in kennesaw. Georgia and i wanted to meet him somewhere. Where you know wouldn't be obvious not that. Anybody knew who've been through so was no no no no. I don't that this this laughing at what a dish move is where you're like coop meet me at my private hangar u._p. On i just i i didn't meet him at my private hangar. I'm i'm saying i met him at a restaurant. That was like nigger private hanger there you go but but i did that it because i didn't want russo wasn't he had been on camera. It wasn't like i was worried that i was sitting down having a meeting with vince mcmahon or so-called see boston. Listen the undertaker where people atlanta would see at all. Did you see them to read about it on the internet. Nobody knew who russa was in terms of what look like but i. I just wanted to be discreet. I didn't want the off chance that somebody from turner or somebody from w._c._w. With see us meeting so i asked him to meet me up where i get my plane which is about thirty miles north of atlanta and we sat down and had coffee and he you know vince rosso. Is you know this is one of the reasons i think he's been able to perpetrate the kind of creative crimes. He's been able to perpetrate for so long. He's he's a very likable guy incredibly likeable very charming when he wants to be. I've i've had several interactions with him. I like him. I know you don't but i mean now i. He's always been cool to me. You like them because you don't really know him okay but and i felt the same way i was like yeah. This guy is pretty cool. You know he's got that yet. You know blue collar new york kind of down to earth you see he seems like he's being really transparent and honest and you know he's just so he's a very charming guy and i thought well what the hell you know. I don't have to like somebody to work with him. I just have to trust them and and i thought well this guy gave kind of half ass by first impression was i think i could like this guy and he doesn't give me any reason not to trust him so hell yeah. We'll try to make it work but but i still felt like we needed to have a plan and that's why i kept.

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"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"Hey, it's Conrad Thompson. You're listening to eighty three weeks with their Bischoff air. What's going on? Man. Harry, you will tell you what's going on Conrad. I'm feeling just Ricky awesome this morning. Got up early. Pounded some had a little bit of TI took my dog. Nikki for nice hike. I'm ready to go. And here's the best part, when we're done with this. I'm going to go pull my passport out of the safe start packing my bags 'cause I'm heading down under to Australia. We're going to have a live show in Sydney of the twenty first at the factory theatre in Brisbane on the twenty second at the foundry, and Melbourne on the twenty third at Thornberry theater. And I'm really looking forward to it. If you want to get.

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"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

06:12 min | 1 year ago

"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"Told the head producer for whatever reason. WCW Eric Bischoff. WB bolster Bischoff doesn't want us to blade we need to get this approved from above. I didn't wanna blade because I knew the consequences. But sure enough the producer told us we had approval still was uncomfortable. But what the hell I didn't have a problem with it. I just didn't want to get fired for it. And yeah, he writes all about the match in his book, which is kinda fun. But he does to write this book. That's what happened. The next day was such a shock. I didn't see it coming. None of us are coming my Graham who was an agent and entre back to Atlanta together. It was just another routine day at the office. And then the next day Mike called and said they had to let him go be prepared us, then you're probably going to get a call to sure enough the call came and there are a lot of people coming into the company at the time some of them with huge salaries. I've always thought they trumped up the whole thing. So they could move some money around and take care of some other people. I would have never done something that I knew was against company policy. I'm a businessman I and I even told Eric I did. But I was told to do I brought up the fact that our booking sheets were made clear that we were supposed to follow any directions by the agents and told him that a call. Hey, I was told that a call had been made, but Eric didn't bend. We've got to let you go Dustin. I was making a good salary at the time, and I could have taken legal action. But that would have cost me, Tom and money. I just didn't know what I was going to do one way or another at that point. So I just let it sit as it turned out. It was the best decision. I could have made because Eric took care of me down the road. So he's he's a nasty on the way out. But that's the second time. We've heard somebody pot. The is that hey, they're trying to make the budgets worked bring in some new names. Well, the first person you heard Papa about that was Dave Meltzer. And I'm sure that by the time just to rose got around to writing his book, he probably had heard that narrative as well it in again, I want to spend any more time or energy going off on Dave Meltzer. But. It wasn't true. And to suggest that I mean, just great, you know, it's very creative to suggest that the reason I made the decision I made was saved money for somebody else that makes that makes my decision. It diminishes decision is certainly takes up. Asus. Off of why the decision had to made it does a lot of things. But mostly it helps create a narrative that Dave consistently has had been making throughout this entire period of time. Whenever possible take a shot diminish HOGAN, diminish WCW diminish Italian diminish it at any smart ass way that you can that was his agenda, and it wasn't true had nothing to do with money and everything to do with be standing up front of a bunch of people. Tell them not to do something and having them do it. Which is why I fired everybody. And it's why by the way, I let everybody now sit out to tick tick kick, it a balls it'll be okay soon, and they all got hired back. So fuck it and Dave. Mozer damned God, I want to say his name again. Let's keep it going here. Let's talk about the next match, which is fucking hysterical Ming and Jim Duggan in a martial arts match. Let me start that sentence over again. Me as wrestling. Hacksaw Jim Duggan in a martial arts match. Wild. Spectacular Meltzer would ri- Eric's best friend confidante, and sometimes interpreter Sonny Bono service referee doing a he'll Japanese gimmick. The tribes set it up like it was a karate style. Mass except I've never heard of pin falls and karate. This was among the worst matches of all time tons of stalling early main mainly use nerve holds when Doug and wasn't making comebacks with some of the most pitiful looking offense of all, Tom. Duggan looked much worse than usual, which I didn't think was even possible finished all Doug and use the spear on Ming who pop back up since they're trying to push him as a monster. Doug and then began pounding on. Rob Parker as the referee grab Duggan's arms from punching leaving him outstretched Ming delivered. A thrust kick for the pin. Negative to stars won a flaming third piece of shit mass. This is defendant. I don't think I will. Jesus christ. Hacksaw Jim Duggan. The no martial arts match. I know the hacksaw has a spot in the business, and I'm not begrudging man for making a living. But holy cow. This is a fucking. Oh, good. Yeah. It's so ironic that I said because you know, you told me last week. I can't wait bus your ass when we get into uncensored ninety five. Okay. Better be ready for this shit. Because I know he's coming. He told me he's coming. It's like somebody coming up to you go. Hey, I'm gonna come to three. I'm gonna punch you right between the fuck it is. Well, if you know, you're gonna get punched between the eyes you should at least take the time to figure out how to avoid it. So I had a whole week almost a whole week knowing you were going to just try to put me through the tops of wood Chipper. And and I thought okay, I can't figure out a good way to come at this. So it doesn't sound as bad as it looked at the time. I went fucking this is really bad. I really really fucked up letting this happen. You know, it's. Man, this twenty nine thousand nine he's still doing things the alway at work new year, new you, right? So start the year off right by replacing that software that causes you ANC agony every day. You know, the one you could find the software you love that fits your business's needs using capterra dot com. Is he kept Tara is the leading free online resource to help you on the best software solution for your business with over seven hundred thousand reviews of products from real software users. 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"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"A Bischoff. I am. Hey, it's Conrad in. We are out of time. We'll see next week right here on eighty three weeks with Eric Bischoff. Mcelwain productions presents not one. But two shows and Atlanta on Thursday, January thirty first and Friday, February first January thirty first is the ultimate bar brawl at wild pitch underground downtown Atlanta as filthy, Tom Lawlor takes on Kim shamrock in a no rules. No ring match the next night. It's come hell or how water headline SCU members? Frankie kazarian and Christopher Daniels. They're going up against the Lucho. Brothers Pentagon junior. Reiniks? Also all ego Ethan page one on one with Ricky Starks and then action will be mill Martinez. Joey Ryan Mack cross glacier. And for the first time ever in over twenty years. The yet try the yet. Hey, tickets are on sale now, a vent bright. So just searched for the alternate bar brawl or come hell or high water with VIP package starting at just two hundred dollars can make it to Atlanta for both shows. Well, no problem, and they're gonna be live streamed on. Fight TV purchase non ninety nine January thirty first man. No rules. No ring. It's the ultimate bar brawl. Come Heller how water the next day? Pro. Wrestling is going to infiltrate the NFL's biggest event, and you don't wanna miss it on TV or in person. Just check out event bright or be show to catch. It live on fight.

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NorCal's Camp Fire nearly contained as death toll reaches 83

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:24 sec | 2 years ago

NorCal's Camp Fire nearly contained as death toll reaches 83

"Counties in California, the death toll rising from the campfire in the northern part of the state that number at Eighty-three crews are getting a better handle on things. Cal fire's Josh Bischoff. One hundred fifty three thousand three hundred thirty six acres. The fire is currently sitting at eighty five percent contained hundreds of people remain unaccounted for in southern California. The Wolsey fire is one hundred

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"bischoff" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"bischoff" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"When I was fired back in nineteen ninety ninety one wherever the hell it was forget been fires, too many times. You know, just they kinda run together. I had gone to Atlanta and spent some time with JR and our remember JR and shivani were doing a radio show. There was alleged heat between me and Tony shivani at the time. But yet when I showed up at the radio station, everything was school, everything was fine. So I didn't know that there was that. He obviously there was heat with JR and Eric Bischoff because they're Bischoff Hel held my refrigerator hostage when JR left to come to work for the WWF JR couldn't get his refrigerator washer and dryer out of Turner storage or something like that. Bischoff has it. Are you being serious now? Oh, yeah. Under percent. Yeah, you know Bischoff Bischoff Scott. My it got, got my frigerator washer dryer, holding them hostage. All along is what's mine didn't want my refrigerator. Washer char was pissed about that. You're telling a real story right now. I am. He was JR was pissed off when he came here and he moved in and he couldn't get his stuff. It was like some kind of Turner storage or something. I don't know if he had it in their warehouse or storage thing that Turner paid for, but Eric wouldn't release his refrigerator. And his washer and dryer JR was pissed foot that Bischoff for job Davidson, looking Ken doll soon. Bitch, goblin gum, washer, dryer,.

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