Bischoff: “I never wanted to be on TV in TNA Wrestling”

Apr 19, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

Eric Bischoff discussed being a TV character when he was in TNA Wrestling during the latest episode of his 83 Weeks Podcast.

Bischoff made it known that he doesn’t didn’t want to be a character when he was in the promotion even though he’s considered to be a great heel.

“I just didn’t want to be on TV anymore. I never wanted to be on television in TNA, to be honest about it,” he said. “When you go from a character that I was doing on Nitro and what I was doing on Monday Night RAW, you know, I’ve been on TV enough. I scratched that itch. I liked to perform, but I didn’t want to be on TV at all.”

“A big part of it was my ego. Some of it was I just didn’t have time to do it anymore. Here’s the other honest part of it. I looked like sh*t back then. I wasn’t taking care of myself. I was overweight as far as TV goes. I was healthy enough, but I shouldn’t have been doing it, and I knew it. I didn’t want to do it. It was easy, which is sad to say, but true,” Bischoff continued.

“It made sense. It was an easy go-to. The crowd would react. Partially it was laziness, not just on my part. I didn’t write the TV. I oversaw it. I consulted. I had ideas and things like that, but it was just too easy to get written into TV because it worked to a degree, certainly not well enough, but it worked.”

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One Response

  1. Kyle Christie says:

    Bischoff, Hogan & all the WAAAY past it guys they brought in damn near killed TNA. I preferred TNA to WWE in the late 2000s but they came along and just ruined it. Who the hell wanted to see the Obese Boys, sorry, Nasty Boys on TV in 2010? Heck, who wanted to see them 20 years before that?

    I’m glad TNA recovered somewhat and is doing fine as Impact Wrestling.

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