Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff are no strangers to each other. The two once hated each other during the infamous Monday Night Fight. Bischoff will use any means necessary against Mr. McMahon.
The feud between the two grows as their respective companies vie for the top spot in TV ratings. Vince had many rivals in his life, while Eric was completely different.
In fact, he’s the only promoter who can beat WWE in TV ratings, and he’s done so for 83 consecutive weeks. However, WWE ended up winning the Monday Night Fight, Vince McMahon WCW ended up being bought for pennies.
After the takeover, Eric Bischoff started working for McMahon, which was surprising to everyone considering the level of animosity between the two men. Now, after all these years, Eric Bischoff in one episode said ten counts by steve foer He respects Vince now more than ever.
“It’s all cool stuff, I think I look like — you know, I said I respect Vince McMahon. Now, from a business standpoint, I respect him more now — I want to be clear, From a business standpoint, I respect him now more than ever. Because what Vince has done is build an infrastructure around him that not only makes WWE a seamless — or Vince and Stephanie and Triple The transition between H, it’s not only seamless; the business continues to grow.”
Bischoff further praised the WWE infrastructure that McMahon has built over the decades.
“And in this case, not many top executives, the chairman, have been able to walk away with great success against the stock market. Walk away and the stock actually went up. It’s about building the infrastructure and getting the right people to manage the business.” [H/T 411Mania]
Eric Bischoff’s first focus on stock prices after hearing about Vince McMahon’s retirement
In the same episode, Eric Bischoff said that after hearing that Vince McMahon was retiring, he focused first on the stock price before focusing on other aspects of the business.
“My first thought was, I’m looking at stocks. Because for years, whenever anyone in the financial markets talked about WWE and stocks, despite its success, the only thing everyone talked about was Vince McMahon. Hong and his age. What happens when Vince McMahon retires? What happens to stocks? That was the first thing I started looking at.”
However, the former WCW Booker eventually got an insight into how WWE works and was amazed at how the company has grown.
“Then I started looking at the ratings. Then I started watching something creative, like The White Rabbit. I was thinking, ‘Well, that’s different. Nobody’s done that and it’s going to grow the business, or at least” Create interests where none existed otherwise. Those are the things I look for, and what I’ve seen so far on those data points is a huge increase in interest. ” [H/T 411Mania]
Eric Bischoff returned a few times in backstage roles under Vince’s reign.Now Triple H has taken over, it will be interesting to see if we get to see Bischoff in WWE again.
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