Eric Bischoff has been a part of the wrestling world for decades, but there is one regret that stands out from his lengthy career.
Over the years, Bischoff has made some questionable decisions, including firing Steve Austin via Fed Ex, confident that the future World Champion would never be a big star.
Despite Austin truly proving Bischoff wrong, this wasn’t his biggest regret, which Easy-E disclosed in an interview with Ariel Helwani. He said,
“Until last Sunday night, I would have said absolutely not [I don’t have regrets.] Because I’ve had an amazing career, the people I’ve got to work with, the travel, the things I was able to see, bringing my family over to Japan, having the Japanese that I was doing business with. We spent 10 days there on their dime and they took us all over Japan. I had some amazing experiences that you would never have as just an American tourist in Japan. I could never look back and say I regretted anything.
“But I think now, I wished while I was working with Dusty, because Dusty Rhodes was kind of a mentor to me. I don’t want to say mentor that’s overstating it but, he really did take me under his wing. He really did make it easy for me to feel really comfortable when I first got to WCW. I rode to the towns with Dusty, I went hunting with Dusty and we did a lot of things away from the business. But I never really got enough time with him to really appreciate just how talented he was. I wished I would have.
“I wished I would have asked more questions. I wished I would have dug a little deeper beyond the surface with Dusty because he was just a wealth of experience and knowledge and vision. That’s the one thing. He had that vision. It wasn’t just a word that he threw around, he really had it. Same with Roddy Piper. I regret the people that we’ve lost and I had access to. I regret not taking the time to get to know them better. That’s the only thing I regret.”
Dusty Rhodes was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and would pass away in 2015. Bischoff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.