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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"I love Jim Crockett yes David Talk it will be there too but we think this might be the first public appearance of Jim Crockett ever certainly to see all the stars coming to Baltimore for star cast you work tickets are on sale now at STAR CAST DOT COM and don't forget this to ours in Star Cast S. T. A. R. S. T. DOT COM so market calendars L. Remember seventh through the Tenth Baltimore Maryland Star Cast Dot Com window and what's in there I will there is some all right Bruce the machine Tame the Russell sick the old saying what happened away I'm too so good luck the wrestler wrestling Bruce Prichard hey it's Conrad's opposite and you're listening to something to wrestle with Bruce Prichard bruce what's going on man how are you not much been kind of quiet week back came out my teeth came out they keep coming out Conrad I got temps in and I sent you a picture but I sent you a picture just one of them gone but the two front teeth keep popping out at the most inopportune of times two guys little metal pegs that are up there and it's it's pretty annoying all award for Christmases Mathu front teeth I waiting for Christmas dog hey you know what's funny as you'd think after all that we've done together here on the show you would know better than to go to Kane for your dental work well you know it was doctor I yank 'em DDS and the price was right you know what's funny is we are such assholes each other and life when you send me this toothless Selfie or you can tell you you're not feeling good and hurting your bathroom mirror I replied well what the fuck and then the next tax was you got all new iphone eleven and didn't tell me completely no sale the tooth at all I mean I guess what I really WanNa know now that we're actually on the phone together is highly locking that new iphone buddy I you know it's okay it's good I think I just you know what happened to me as I dropped it in Vegas talking to signor Silva Oh God so technically it's his fall in Sinc- now works for you I say cheerful well I've had e got progressively worse to today I I had a Green Line on one side of the phone then from there it went to couldn't touch parts of the screen and it wouldn't work Dan I had to go to Denver and spend seven hours in Denver Mall at the Apple Store not the Best time management if you will well Ambridge me I shouldn't tell everybody that we've got are they maybe my favorite format that we do here on the show we're going to do ask Bruce Anything today there were more than a thousand you already have that you asked me like two questions already we're done more almost on next week we're doing something totally different we're GonNa Watch Halloween havoc for nineteen ninety eight it's one of the worst papers reviews of all time it's a rematch with the ultimate warrior and Hulk Hogan and we're basically going to be picking on WCW for three hours because this is the show we've got Goldberg DDP in the main event and they would go off the air before the main event would finish airing just benefit could go wrong it did the following week forest and we'll round out the month November with survivor series ninety nine on the fifteenth Super Series Eighty Nine on the twenty second and Survivor Series Ninety four on the twenty right so we all about survivor series in November but you know we can't do show today without addressing the elephant in the room one of our pals did not survive in WWe Mr Eric Bischoff has out you have replaced him as the smack mounds czar and of course art twitter's collectively blew up you want to release some sort of statement or speak to our audience just let them know what's going on all the dresses but at the end of the.

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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

13:51 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"To grill in jail or with the voice of Wrestling Hall of Famer Mr Jim Ross Jr how are you I'm good counting really good feel good I had long traveled day two days or your court this on Thursday we thought we were GonNa do it in the afternoon and it's after six o'clock here now Russ thanks to American Airlines I had another Thursday travel today from Hell last week it took over ten hours to get home from Boston as taking me nine hours to get home from Philadelphia I'll be glad we got here in the Mid West somewhere timezone Goddamn abrasive but travels bad man the only the only negative part of this new venture with aws is travel and it's not really traveled to get their travelling at home so it's all good I had had a good can Did you did you watch our show Wednesday night I did I didn't miss it and I do WanNa tag in on your travel situation I heard are a mutual friend of ours who's in the wrestling business say once you're not paying me for what I'm going to do on the show you're paying me to leave my house I feel like that's probably yeah everybody in that industry he has such a great time but the travel is wears you down but I didn't have any travel or guarding dynamite this week after to my own version of a nitro party my home theater downstairs the bus friends over and we made it a Wednesday night wrestling nine we had a big Tom it was a lot of folks who came over it was their first time seeing W and I feel like there's a lot new Alana New Darby Allen Fans Hey appreciate the shoutout that's the first time I've heard my name on TNT I appreciate that and even manage to plug Zany show you slide levels you know I and I and I hear one of the things in our chatting about four started courting there's some websites that might be in the UK sports keefer or something like that I don't know what it is looking for looking to make a living I get it but man they pissed me off the standpoint of Sa- furring that I I have no passion that bone and get in in essence you know just just going through the motions that shouldn't be on the air and I think it was I saw because all these God okay okay so you have time to read the crap and I did I succumb to and he said Jr's time to hang up your black hat so I don't agree with that where is it shows you how misguided some fans are they they they say they love wrestling but those of us that are dedicated lies to the business get no breaks and a lot of this over I called a I'm a big Fan of jungle boy Dick time I think he's going to be a big star for US he's a great kid very athletic and I call I I've been calling Jungle Board Jack Perry since day one right that's Sokol Steve Austin the Texas rattlesnake right or the rock the brand Brahma bull the great one or whatever they're just nicknames I in my head sometimes they stick and sometimes they don't but for God's Sakes Conrad is it is an peachable offense to say Jungle Book Jack while they're found to be district of course this somebody on twitter tags Tony Kahn as if Tony Cause GonNa come to me and say hey charcoal not calling jungle Bujak Ferry Tony's let me do my judgment so it's not you're not respecting Jack Are you shitting me come on man so I don't know who this guy is don't care wishing well where she could help all that good the man you need it for your head out of your ass and understand the wrestling business a little bit and sometimes doing lot television Conrad dislike right here we're doing this we're not doing this over or did at one time I should mystique and sometimes you get yourself and you got three guys out there and crazy crowd Philadelphia's awesome unbelievable so I I I I've succumbed as I mentioned to this these criticisms and I know better I know better and I didn't take a tirade or rant on social media so that's why I'm expressing myself here on our show where I can do whatever you want us to do so fast about that we see it we read it especially when you are our twitter handle at Jr Esp. You know I'm going to say at some point and I think that's what they want attention so for you investors out there that want to knock my work had it I don't care I'll I'm GonNa do is the best job I can quite frankly go sound very very poor me I think our team is evolving into one of the better teams in the business period as well I think I'm biased. Well I gotTa tell you I love when we start the show with a red asked Jr and if you've got a case of the red ask maybe you should go to Jim Ross shirts dot com because I feel like whoever wrote that common can't is GonNa love this new shirt from Jim Ross it's you can kiss my dimpled Oklahoma ass it's available for you right now Jim Ryan shirts dot com that's Jim Ross shirts dot com lots of other funny stuff in there cashing creative thimble nights you got to hear this guy this guy is Samir this group whatever it is company we've site there the epitome of thimble moments they're little balls would not fit to it kimball and they hide behind social media and their little pimple face I I'm embellishing now going off on it here too just to be a piece of crap back and it's not fair to anybody that especially guys that profess that they love the wrestling business how could he love the recipe the dial on the hill the jungle Jack Perry some good boy he's gentle boycott damages external got damaged nobody's Jr now do you that guy we're kind of me if you saw on the street or an event and commit to introduce some say hey I'm the one that's been writing this stuff about you of course not you know on read because they're little balls have plenty of room leftover enough temple when we when we doing today I'm GonNa show you how to meet motherfuckers and then it gets hot about it okay it's been a long day we had a great show Wednesday night Philadelphia crowd is assist amazing so much fun to work with and work for and I thought the guys worked tarred everybody's a booker man everybody's created genius there was a booker enough knowledge to be dangerous and this is a very sensitive time in our business for all the information flow on social media gives people the right in their view due to profess to be somewhat experts you're not you're fan so you differentiate two things you're not an expert I'm an expert you're not an expert Conrad's expert so about to meet that Guston Bay just to have a chat with him to say look what is your problem do you understand the big sure how to broadcast wrestling I'll give John Trying to Juggle Board Jack Egan more personality he's been it'd be a player man and so what is he doing he's thirty five So go jungle boy gentleman are Juggle Juggle Jack I don't know what he's going to be but right now my mind's eye I'll give you all I can I want to get him over and that's what we did Wednesday night our goal is to create new stars and to get these guys over this like last week with George L. Mash with Kenny Kenny Omega that on the dark show youtube channel they killed it man that's a pay per view match and then somebody said well. Jr all the mashed portraying Moxley and pack Kenny and Hangman a main event yeah I sure did therefore the highest guys in the company therefore minivan guys just caused close the show doesn't mean they can't be considered as a the main event not the main event so maybe should listen maybe should listen get that adolescent earwax out your ears and listen to what we're saying thank you hey before we usually off your soapbox do you have a strong opinion about millennials Yeah Yeah Oh yeah right you know this is so fun for me when when one of my friends has fired up like this and it feels like this'll be great a lot to plug Baluchi but we're not going to but we are going to talk about is taboo Tuesday two thousand four but before we do a do feel like we should it's on at least one piece of news I know everybody is talking about this week unfortunately our old friend Mr Eric Bischoff made some headlines this week when it was made public that he is no longer employed by world wrestling entertainment when he saw the headline you probably on your way to Philadelphia we're in Philadelphia or what was your reaction. I was not surprised the only thing that I would consider being being surprised by was the timeframe it was certainly a direct in my opinion I may be wrong I haven't talked to Eric Your your communication obviously because you guys do a show eighty three weeks on the draw so Monday I think a so I'm a fan of Eric Eric and I have had our differences over the years this that's that's a long time ago this whole scenario set up for a succession process do you think that Bruce is safe think Bruce has got a job like Supreme Court justice for life are you kidding you don't think that I guarantee you don't think that he knows the his time will come its football coaches they get hired to be fired and the guys in that position Bruce Lindsey is in now run smack eh can you imagine a few years ago cut I've been in these meetings man I've been the old man when he's talked about Bruce and he's talked about Bischoff and sometimes they weren't in terms like you talked about me I get it so I'm not surprised at all but I have surprise regarding the timeline but for God's Sakes I didn't know that the Friday night smackdown show was going to lose a million viewers per week one to week tell us a million I expect that so the calamity there and of course we'll keep Fox happy I don't blame me like a lot of money they're gonNA scare the game so how how have you talked to Eric yes how's he doing you know I think he's probably a little shocked but you know Eric is a man's man in that Eric Ain't going to sell it and you know I'm sure we'll talk about it a lot this coming one day on eighty three weeks and get is full take in whatever statement he wants to put out there but I think a lot of people were off-guard certainly with the timing but If we know anything about Eric Eric knows how to find a way to land on his feet and yeah pretty sure that's not going to change here if I got a nice little package walking away vissel this'll take good care of you and he's kicking you out the door he gave me something to go home with something in your bag so you can remember him by former cash pay out at and he deserves that but the the way that this thing set up I knew when when Eric got his it's Joe for your deck and create a new structure but the infrastructure there's a little sketchy at best it's the last guy you talked to sometimes there's a lot of mistrust looking over your shoulder type situations things that we don't have an aws can thank God at least not yet and so I i Eric Eric on his feet he'll be just fine and you know I've got all the concerts worldnet deal but he was he was a foil he's a guy he took the hit you're not even freestyle that if you go back when we did an episode right after he was hired one of us freestyle the hey do you think that maybe he was hired so you could sort of keep stockholders who were concerned about a weaker number or whatever this is a recognizable named throw out but also to if disappointed Fox and there was they did take a nail and foxwoods may be wondering we make a bad decision this gives away for them to sort of give them head with the idea being that if you if you fire and notable name and it looks like Oh they're making changes but yeah police ship two weeks yeah and he's going to be proactive he's not going to let this thing get away from him Blah Blah Blah I know I I don't think that Fox box wanted now I might be wrong on this Conrad I believe my my belief is that box would have preferred to have Paul Heyman as their Guy correct I think the new one this this sort of billion plus in your pocket and so having a ham interactive those guys very well too so what area doc but it was a who was get the GIG man was going to keep it as long as the ratings are okay they had a phenomenal first week nice ratings congratulations we w for that and then the bottom fell out but that's not totally shocking but the bottom line was somebody took the fall I didn't think Vincent put a Bulletin Erica a quick but all those guys are in the top positions.

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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"This doesn't feel like apparent names. You would hear in two thousand nineteen seems a little bit like a fever dream. Paul heyman is the executive director for all and eric. Freaking bishoff is the executive director of smackdown iran's with these guys for both of them great news for our great close close personal friend mr eric bischoff to be back in wrassling. How excited you think erica's with this. I think he's ecstatic in a proud of him very happy for for him and you know what time will tell and if you're gonna do a wonderful job and that brings us to today of course we're here celebrating a three year anniversary of something something to wrestle and we can't do too much more of this without tagging in the man the myth the legend the reason. We're all here who made it all possible. Mr bruce prichard an catching up with you today bruce on this exact three year anniversary this august fifth is not a friday like it was three years ago nope. It's a monday and of course on monday. Who knows where you are. Where in the world is carmen sandiego the w._b._z. Version where in the world is bruce pictured. I'm just sitting here in beautiful greenwich connecticut waiting all the car take me to the plane go to pittsburgh pennsylvania for monday night raw uh-huh needless to say changed in three years. Is that fair to say buddy. Thanks so you know it's funny as i as i got on the elevator i've gotten your text on. I looked at the date and i went holy shit. A lot has changed in three years so folks this. This is a precautionary tale to be careful what you wish for and never ever ever ever ever say never because there is no such thing yeah i mean nobody could have ever predicted how much your life would change how much our life has changed and how many of our friends and family who are sort of in this podcast world with us go from eric bischoff the tarnish vanni and then even folks behind the scenes like they've silva our lives have changed so much because of the overwhelming support and love that you guys have shown honest from day one and we wanted to just drop a little bonus episode today does just sorta let you jump in the time machine with us and go on this journey from where we started to where we are now and just how much has changed in just three short years and i can't say it enough. Thank you very much for all the support that we've gotten martin and its afforded you know both of us. A lot of opportunity and bruce richard is living proof of that right well absolutely and could it'd be done none of it could have ever been done without the folks the download listen to and support us and it's funny when you and i started this remember they told us if if we could ever reach you know ten thousand downloads of whatever it was the first one did sixty one and then we hit that three seventy five and then we hit the million and then we never looked back and none of that none of it would ever be possible if thrall you listening and a grateful is i mean i can't even i- words cannot describe how grateful i am thankful to everybody that made it possible because you you made it possible. Audience made it possible in here. We are three years later in places that <hes> none of us would be well. We thank you for sharing your wrestling life with us man. I know that <hes> you sometimes feel like you've got to overdose on the thank. Yous and i understand that and appreciate that but the reality is you know we as the listener because i consider myself the first listener we've had the greatest joy of all you know you were <hes> you're the narrator and the.

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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"I think he always felt like a little bit because you've got so many bullets. They might be living on borrowed time anyway. Luckily that did not come to fruition and hardly little nice law. I think i think cardi was seventy. Six passed away. I used to our conrad my age right now when i was younger outside man. I'll take seventy six any day not so much right now. Let's review with those numbers but that's the thing thing about. I think he had a i think he kind of knew he kind of knew that you had died so many bullets. It was inevitable that something's going to happen that boat then that boat accent was horrific ethic how he survived. That's bitch. I'll never know i really don't some says you think hard to go to heaven. I said well if you believe in heaven inhale. I think he'll go to heaven because the good lord had plenty of chances to take him all along we just waited and waited a saving it and and <hes> the effect effect that was it got to no longer and that was a blessing in our lives of course we talked about harley race being the king of wrestling and maybe that was a rib but wasn't a rib is that harley race was wrestling royalty us go to great friend of the show and my co host on eighty three weeks mr eric bischoff to tell a story about his memories of the respect that harley race carried in wrestling you know like so many legends <hes> that many of us have grown up watching and then very few of us have been fortunate enough to work with highly race stands out for a lot of different reasons one in particular though <hes> was the level of respect that i think harley race commanded when he walks into a room and it was respecting a couple of different levels obviously his legacy as one of the industry's top guys was probably the catalyst for a while all of that respect but it went beyond that and my first exposure to it was really like so many things in the awa <hes> when i i really really started in the backstage part of the business you know when i when i first got the awa i was on. I was in the office. I wasn't really anywhere near the backstage the stage area so i didn't see what went on behind the curtain of speak when that change and i was finally involved in production. Certainly i get to see much more about the industry than i previously had and one of the things that i remember the most was going into in arena in rochester minnesota where the awa was producing their show for e._s._p._n. At the time and there was a lot of off laughing and joking super bowl you know pre show banter that went on in the locker room at that time and it was i won't i won't call it kind of a frat that house environment but it it may have been close and i specifically remember. I wasn't a part of that. Certainly i was young. I was new to the business. I was still what kind of an outsider and and green is to be on top of that but i remember what hurry race arrived at the arena and walked walked backstage into the room. It's got quiet and it got quiet in a way that was obvious to me even at the time without without really knowing harley or his history. It was obvious to me. Harley race commanded respect. It wasn't that everybody in the locker. Room was fearful full of a harley because he didn't carry himself that way but he was one of those rare individuals even if you didn't know him when he walked walked into the room he commanded your attention and he commanded your respect right. I think that's one of the things to me at least that i'll always remember a harley. What are we initially and of course later on w._c._w. I had the opportunity to work with harley. When he managed <hes> big van vader and invader could be volatile could be a handful he like you know sometimes challenge are when they reach the top of the food chain <hes>.

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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

03:30 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"The effect effect that was it got to no longer and that was a blessing in our lives of course we talked about harley race being the king of wrestling and maybe that was a rib but wasn't a rib is that harley race was wrestling royalty us go to great friend of the show and my co host on eighty three weeks mr eric bischoff to tell a story about his memories of the respect that harley race carried in wrestling you know like so many legends <hes> that many of us have grown up watching and then very few of us have been fortunate enough to work with highly race stands out for a lot of different reasons one in particular though <hes> was the level of respect that i think harley race commanded when he walks into a room and it was respecting a couple of different levels obviously his legacy as one of the industry's top guys was probably the catalyst for a while all of that respect but it went beyond that and my first exposure to it was really like so many things in the awa <hes> when i i really really started in the backstage part of the business you know when i when i first got the awa i was on. I was in the office. I wasn't really anywhere near the backstage the stage area so i didn't see what went on behind the curtain of speak when that change and i was finally involved in production. Certainly i get to see much more about the industry than i previously had and one of the things that i remember the most was going into in arena in rochester minnesota where the awa was producing their show for e._s._p._n. At the time and there was a lot of off laughing and joking super bowl you know pre show banter that went on in the locker room at that time and it was i won't i won't call it kind of a frat that house environment but it it may have been close and i specifically remember. I wasn't a part of that. Certainly i was young. I was new to the business. I was still what kind of an outsider and and green is to be on top of that but i remember what hurry race arrived at the arena and walked walked backstage into the room. It's got quiet and it got quiet in a way that was obvious to me even at the time without without really knowing harley or his history. It was obvious to me. Harley race commanded respect. It wasn't that everybody in the locker. Room was fearful full of a harley because he didn't carry himself that way but he was one of those rare individuals even if you didn't know him when he walked walked into the room he commanded your attention and he commanded your respect right. I think that's one of the things to me at least that i'll always remember a harley. What are we initially and of course later on w._c._w. I had the opportunity to work with harley. When he managed <hes> big van vader and invader could be volatile could be a handful he like you know sometimes challenge are when they reach the top of the food chain <hes> they can be a little temperamental and and and there was no different than that but harley was always the voice of reason with again later..

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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"Why are you laughing so hard? Well, I live close to Mexico Donald plane, crash. And come back Halloween have, it's just the rain. Have people come back from the dead? Oh, oh, I see. I can listen to this day. She should keep going. Well, I think we will. Well, I think we will continue this conversation at star cast if you haven't already pick up your tickets right now we're going to be in Las Vegas. It's going down this coming Memorial Day weekend this weekend. They're on sale now star cast dot com. And of course, if you can't make it to Las Vegas, you can join all the fun at star cast on fight dot com. We've got a whole host of WCW brass including our two guests today. Mr Guy Evans, Mr. Eric Bischoff. If you haven't already, you need to bone up, you need to order this book right now, w book dot com, and you can check it out on Amazon or anywhere else. You enjoy books, but this is without question the very best book ever written oppression, wrestling, especially if you're a WCW fan and we can't thank enough for taking all the time for putting this together. You're not have talked about the sky, but how many hours, do you think you have in this project, like all told your research interviews, the formatting all together come any, I wouldn't even like to begin to gas Conrad to be honest with? I mean, it was a three and a half year process from beginning to end a lot of things happened in the intervening period of times, where I wasn't able to, to work on him. My son was born in the middle of that time. And there was about a six month period where you know that the book took a back seat, and there was some questions in my own mind. If, if if and when it was going to see the light of day, but I just want to say, you know, I, I really appreciate you guys breaking you full Matt and having me on. You know, I hope I hope that, you know, I did a good job with the book. I certainly have a lot of respectful for February involved really in, in the wrestling, business and never never approached this from the perspective of being a Monday morning quarterback in sort of ranting and raving about what I think, you know, we went well, and what didn't go so, well, I really wanted the people who were that to drive, the story drive the narrative and today. I just feel very grateful that some of those relationships that I built and, and the people gave me that time and, and also. What the end product is. I just just very fortunate that it ended up the way that it did. So I thank you guy. Just. Thank you. Thank you very much for doing such a great job. I appreciate that. Thank you. And thank you everybody for tuning in. We'll be back next week with a little special extra something we don't normally do. I can't believe this is happening. Right. But next Monday. It's your birthday. Big boy, are you excited nervous anxious because I got some surprises lined up for you. All right. Cat Scott next week right here on eighty three weeks with Eric Bischoff.

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"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

07:00 min | 1 year ago

"mr. eric bischoff" Discussed on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

"Leave. Well, lots of people are going to get their chance to leave on February second Meltzer would report. There was what he would call major bloodletting at world championship wrestling resulting in significant changing in the corporate hierarchy, including the loss of power for both Bill. Watts and more particularly Jim Rawls Bill show and Bob do who were put in charge of the company nearly a year ago from the now retired Jack, Patrick I've taken a more hands on approach in recent weeks rather than leaving much the decision making to watts. They've divided the company into three categories pay per view division headed by share sharing. Sedillo a television division headed by an unnamed individual who is expected to be named this week. And a wrestling product division headed by watts sedillo and the television had whose title be executive producer of w w we'll have the final say so on matters relating to their divisions, including the matches that air on. Vision on pay per view shows since in reality television is the most important facet of a wrestling company. The new executive producer may wind up as the most powerful person in the front office, executive producer. Apparently will be either Keith Mitchell, David Crockett, Tony shivani, Eric Bischoff or someone not currently working in the company at present speculation within the company over the past weekend. Is that Mitchell or Bischoff had the best show on the position? In addition, the largest booking committee in recorded history was put together to put storylines and decide on who gets pushed Jim Ross whose official title had been vice president in charge of television took the biggest fall of anyone he will be removed as a personality from all TBS shows affective March first and will no longer be part of the announcing team on clashes and pay per views and its final major assignment will be the February twenty first Super Bowl three show from ashville and the March seventh a pay per view. Air date of the January fourth Tokyo dome card. He's been the lead announcer on every clash since the series began in eighty eight. And he's been a part of the announcing team for every pay per view in company history. In addition to being announced as voter or an answer of the year and the wrestling observer newsletter poll by wad margin. The last five years the decision to replace JR a Roth rather as lead announcer. And in fact, eliminate him from all TBS broadcasts appears to be related to his falling saw in the front office when the two different emotions should've been judged on h is individual merit rather than collectively I suppose those who look at a wrestling show like the six PM news may knock Rawls because of his accent. Or because he doesn't look like Bischoff. But that would be missing the point that the stars of wrestling show were supposed to be the performers the announcer is not akin to a news anchor man and Alicia Vanni, and in particular Bischoff, or as a depth that announcing wrestling matches and getting the points that need to be across. To the audience better. This decision makes a little sense. So let's talk about this JR is officially resigning on February twenty fifth so just less than a week after Super Bowl. This is his last major show was making somewhere between one hundred fifty and two hundred thousand dollars a year. But when this division of power happens JR's on his way out and this unnamed person who's going to become the most powerful person in the front office is the host of this show. Mr. Eric Bischoff. Tell me how you remember all of this going down. Before we get a just wanna take one sip. In in revisit what we're talking about. With Bill Watson, cutting people's contracts and the difference between for example, John be bad making one hundred fifty six and being paid on a nightly, and I say this not to be defensive or or to prove I'm right in which accused of from time to time, and I know guilty of but just want people to keep in mind in terms of timeline context. Truth versus fiction. I often get labeled or or saddled with the fact that you know, I ruined wrestling because I was first one to offer guaranteed contracts as we've just discussed in pre significant detail has was reported by Dave Meltzer and others in what was generally known to be true. Those contracts existed long before I was anything other than a guy that took out the garbage WCW. So I just wanted to make that clear because this this this podcast gives us the opportunity to really drill into these types of situations and provide clarity. So we'll set that off to the side. Now in terms of Jim Ross and the real transition here in the creation of the executive producer a role. I'm not sure we're day was getting his information. I'm not sure where I was in the interview process when this story broke, you know with. Dave or how he knew I was even in the running. Maybe it made it I'm not suggesting that he was wrong, by the way, we'll make that clear because I do special pricing kicking his balls when he is wrong. But he may have been right. It may have been pretty well known that I was at least interviewing for the position. I I would think so I think that was kept fairly, discreet until it was announced because I didn't know who else they were interviewing presentable, I didn't know while I was interviewing that's the only show on he was being interviewed. If indeed he was I don't know. I've never talked to Tony about that. Maybe you know, better than I do. I don't know the Keith Mitchell was being interviewed for the process. He may have been it wouldn't surprise me. If he was David Crockett same thing. But I wasn't aware of it for sure I was also aware that they they meaning Bill Shaw was interviewing people from outside of WCW in the main point in all this. And I think what ultimately tilted the decision was Bill is convinced. He didn't wanna bring another wrestling person into that role because they tried that they've had they had a number of people from from Bill. Lots to Oli to you know, the influence of guys, you know, Jim Ross we often forget, we don't like to you know, when any figures at any individuals now become friends with we bomb moved on our lives, the, but Jim Ross was very much involved with the creative committee in the booking committee, all of the horrible ship that we laugh at each and every week on this podcast when we look back at the ninety two's, the ninety three's ninety one that was you know, Jim Ross was had his hand in a cookie jar back. Now, the a lot

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