As a young man of humble beginnings, I would have never thought that I would have had the opportunity to interview such an influential individual to the wrestling business as Eric Bischoff. As a fan, I can remember seeing Bischoff in a variety of roles: being power-bombed through a table by Kevin Nash, as an announcer, being aligned with the NWO, and having the hottest wrestling program in the Monday Night Wars.
To say this opportunity wasn’t a chance of a lifetime would be a complete and utter lie.
Considering how successful Bischoff’s been in business, I had no idea he did not graduate college. The idea that he could have majored in “partying” while an undergrad did not fully surprise me, but it did seem to give Bischoff more of a human element instead of the character that he portrayed for so long on cable.
In his early days in front of the camera, Bischoff happened to be the only person in the office with a suit on. His bosses were in need of an announcer and placed him in the role. Although he was a green announcer, Bischoff had great potential.
"If you want anything done right, do it yourself."
When the average fan of professional wrestling thinks about the industry, two main brands come to mind: WWE and TNA. Why are these, the only two recognized brands? Well, that comes down to many things: corporate sponsorship, primetime air time on television stations, pay-per-view time, pyrotechnics, ratings, merchandise, appealing to a broad spectrum of an audience, and other issues.