WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T recently took to his podcast, “The Hall Of Fame,” to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Booker talked about Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman’s new WWE roles, being able to entertain both in and outside of the ring in wrestling, and Bischoff not getting another opportunity like this again.
Here are the highlights:
Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman’s new WWE roles: “AEW is on the rise, WWE is making changes,” Booker said. “With Paul Heyman placed in charge of Monday Night Raw and Bischoff has been placed in charge of Tuesday night SmackDown, which we will be changing to Friday Night SmackDown on Fox. This is just going to the blueprint of what wrestling was, and that’s giving the fans some great wrestling.”
Being able to entertain both in and outside of the ring in wrestling: “When I was King Booker, I went out and tried to entertain very well,” Booker recalled. “When I got into the ring with guys like Bobby Lashley, John Cena, I tried to make sure my performance was at another level and give you guys what you came to see, which is what is on the marquee, professional wrestling.”
Bischoff not getting another opportunity like this again: “Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff, they both have an agenda now,” Booker stated. “That agenda is to do well. I was reading today that Eric Bischoff is moving his family to Connecticut. To do that is a huge commitment. That means I want to get close to my work and I really want to throw myself into it.”
“One thing Eric Bischoff knows is, time is running out,” Booker exclaimed. “He is never going to get another chance like this ever in a lifetime. I mean he slipped on a banana peel to become President of WCW, then to get this dropped in his hand? Paul Heyman made ECW a legitimate company by doing the right things and taking them in the right directions, they gave the fans what they wanted to see, they had it all. The war could be over before it even starts.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions