Source: Brian Fritz of Aol’s Fanhouse
In a recent interview with Eric Bischoff, the gang at the Between the Ropes radio show brought up the issue of Paul Heyman coming in to TNA Wrestling. In his discussion, Bischoff suggests that he would have been happy to work with Heyman and that he believes a team consisting of the both of them, Hulk Hogan, and Vince Russo would have worked together well. Scan through the information below, which comes directly from Brian Fritz at Aol’s Fanhouse.
“Hyperbole,” said Bischoff. “Yeah, it didn’t really surprise me. Look, Paul’s first and foremost a great promoter in the old-school sense and Paul got some attention, he got his name out there, he created some controversy, created some awareness. I believe that Paul believed every word he said but I also knew what was going on behind the scenes and I didn’t really overreact to it.”
Heyman is known as a hype specialist and has this unique talent of making a little thing and spinning it into something bigger than life.
But just in case Heyman somehow did end up working in TNA with Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and creative director Vince Russo, you have to wonder if they could all coexist.
“I know that Hulk (Hogan) and (Vince) Russo and I can all coexist,” said Bischoff. “All three of us would want to coexist. I can’t speak on behalf of Paul because it would take … It’s one of the things that I’ve learned and it’s actually been one of the most rewarding aspects of me being at TNA is the chemistry and the amount of respect and ease in which Russo and I can work together.”
Bischoff admitted he hasn’t always been the easiest guy to get along with and is a ‘Type A’ personality but has changed his ways at this stage in his life.
“But to answer your question, Hulk has gone through that same process. He and I work a lot differently now than we used to 10 or 15 years ago. It’s a lot healthier and a lot better. Hulk and Vince work very, very well together. I would like to think that if Paul Heyman were a part of a team at TNA that we could all work together. I would be disappointed in myself if I was the reason why that couldn’t happen.”