Buff Bagwell Recalls Meeting With TNA, Reveals What Hogan & Bischoff Said To Him About Joining The Company

Chris Cash

file_176817_0_buff_bagwellBuff Bagwell joined Steve and the Scum on the WGD Weekly show. You can listen to the full interview below, but one of the interesting tidbits of the interview was Buff's recollection of meeting with TNA — Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, primarily. Here's how Bagwell described the meeting:

"I went down to the Burnett Center when they were here. I just wanted them to see me. I called Eric and said 'do you mind if I come down to see you guys at TNA?' He said, 'sure, come on down.' So, I walk in the back looking like Buff Bagwell again. I walk in and Hulk Hogan walks all the way over to me and I feel eyes burning holes in me, and Hulk walks up and goes to me, 'why are you not working for us?' I said, 'well, that's kind of why I am here.'

He said, 'Dude, you're one of the only few guys left that we could bring in and not have any heat,' and he didn't realize what he had said. I said, 'Do you know why that is?… Because I don't have any friends, he started laughing and he said, 'you know, you're right. If we brought you in, nobody would complain about it. I said it's because I don't have any friends in the business, I have a few friends, but none that would get heat for it. So he said, 'dude, who has got your number?' I said, Eric Bischoff has got my number, so I got texts on my phone right now that I could send you.

Eric Bischoff texted me, and he was excited, and I was excited. Then the Main Event Mafia thing started happening, I thought I'd fit into that or Aces and Eights possibly and I have heard nothing and they knew exactly where I am at and exactly how to get in touch with me. Eric was saying positive things. I don't get it. Just let me go out and be over again, I can be the biggest heel or the biggest babyface if they would just let me, but they won't let me and I don't know why."

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