TNA/iMPACT Wrestling’s Eric Bischoff was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, www.Hybrident.tv, & www.iTunes.com). Become part of The Mayhem Nation on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), and follow “Your Home of Wrestling Radio” right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem).
Eric joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for an all-new installment of his exclusive monthly interactive segment on Monday Night Mayhem, “The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff” (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
“The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff” (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces) (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/101011.wax
“The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff” (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces) (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/oct11/101011.mp3
Questions were taken via Eric’s official Facebook fan page (www.Facebook.com/TheEricBischoff), MNM’s official Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), MNM’s official Twitter account (www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), along with The Mayhem Line (877.666.2110). Interview highlights courtesy of Khalil Thomas, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
His reaction to Bruce Prichard replacing Vince Russo as the new head writer for the TNA creative team: “A lot has been written about that recently, and a lot has been written with a lack of full disclosure or full knowledge. I think the change that people are reading about probably represents more of a change in process than anything else. Vince Russo is still a vital part of the creative team in TNA and is a very talented, hard-working, & committed individual. Bruce Pritchard is as well. I think what we’re doing is fine-tuning a process, as opposed to fine-tuning or changing authority & control.”
Why he is not worried about Hulk Hogan’s decision to step back into the ring one more time & why he is “very confident” in the way that things will turn out when “The Hulkster” collides with Sting this Sunday night at Bound for Glory: “If I thought for a second that Hulk wasn’t capable and able to get into that ring safely, convincingly, and in a way to entertain the audience and in a way to protect his health, I would the first person that would step in front of it all and say no. But I don’t feel that way. I’m very confident that things are going to turn out great. I’m very confident in Hulk’s ability to do what he feels he needs to do to produce the match and a fight in the way that he wants to.”
The experience of sharing Bobby Roode’s story with the world in his quest to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion at Bound for Glory: “It’s been a real joy to watch Bobby Roode come from way behind in the Bound for Glory Series. He was somebody so far behind that nobody thought that he had a chance, and then to emerge as the winner, and to watch Bobby Roode’s story evolve to the point where we watch him week after week come from behind, and then emerge as a front-runner. I think it’s a story people can relate to. I think Bobby has done a phenomenal job both in the ring and outside of the ring helping make that story relatable and something the audience can relate to.”
His opinion of the X-Division’s progression & overall growth/expansion since Destination X: “We’re getting there. It’s a work in progress. I’m very happy with it, but I think there’s a lot of things we can do to enhance & improve on the presentation of the X-Division and really make it even more special than it already may be to some people. I would say on a scale of 1-10, we’re at a 4, and I hope to be at an 8 or a 9 in the next three to four months.”
More is contained in the latest installment of “The Hot Seat” (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces), including Eric’s candid thoughts on the importance of Bound for Glory creating new fans for TNA/iMPACT Wrestling, his reaction to Mark Madden’s recent comments about himself & Hulk Hogan reportedly re-signing with TNA and referring to iMPACT Wrestling as “an abortion,” whether or not “The Hulkster” has received too much slack for promoting Micro Championship Wrestling more than TNA in his recent appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” if he is a fan of the recent “walkout” storyline on Monday Night RAW, his favorite memories of working with Eddie Guerrero & Brian Pillman, plus much more! If you missed the live & interactive “Hot Seat” experience, then tune in to “Your Home of Wrestling Radio” on Monday evening, November 7th (beginning at 7:40PM ET/6:40PM CT), as “The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff” (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces) will return LIVE! This will be your chance to speak directly to Eric Bischoff just days prior to TNA’s Turning Point Pay-Per-View. We’ll begin taking your questions beginning next week after TNA’s Bound for Glory, so remember to come strong Mayhem Nation!