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Eric Bischoff Remembers Ole Anderson And Virgil After Their Deaths



On a recent edition of his “Strictly Business” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff recalled his time working with the late Ole Anderson. He said,

“Look, Ole was Ole. I have some great memories of Ole. I have some memories that I try and put out of my mind when it comes to Ole, but I enjoyed them. As much of an honorary cantankerous, negative [son of a] b***h he was, he was kind of fun to be around. And he had a good sense of humor if he was comfortable around you. And he had a lot of knowledge. Unfortunately, Ole liked guys of his era, Bill Watts, Verne Gagne. He was so firmly entrenched in the way business was done back in the ’70s and in the ’80s that he refused to consider doing things differently.”

Mike Jones, aka Virgil, also passed away recently. On his show, Bischoff admitted that he didn’t get to know Jones on a personal level but had fond memories of him. He said,

“I didn’t get to know Mike real well on a personal basis, so I can’t speak to who he really was away from the business… People can say what they want about his career, and certainly he was quite the character in the last five or 10 years, but I found him to be entertaining as hell and a positive, fun, loving guy who enjoyed life, and that’s how I choose to remember him. That’s how I do remember him, and that’s the memory that I’ll hold on to.”

Bischoff worked with Jones in WCW. During his time in the company, Jones was known as Vincent in a nod to then-WWF Chairman Vince McMahon.

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