Eric Bischoff Announces Jake Roberts As His Podcast Guest This Wednesday; Talks McMahons & Trump Photo

Nick Hausman


Former WCW President Eric Bischoff has just announced WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts for his podcast, Bischoff on Wrestling, this Wednesday:

This past Wednesday’s episode featured former WCW & WWE Broadcaster “Mean” Gene Okerlund!

You can find some of Eric and I’s comments from this past week’s episode regarding the recent McMahon family photo with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office transcribed below.

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EB: I just reposted it a little while ago while I was eating lunch and waiting to do this. Yes, it’s pretty awesome.

NH: It’s surreal, right? Regardless of which side of the aisle you are sitting on. If you are a wrestling fan, to see the McMahon Family in the Oval Office and not only that Donald Trump has one of Triple H’s kids holding the photo of him shaving Vince McMahon’s head. That’s crazy.

EB: It is. Somebody retweeted or tweeted a message to me saying, “Stone Cold Steve Austin has hit 49% of the people in this photo with a stunner!” I think it was cool as hell. It made me smile. It made me laugh.

Related: Gene Okerlund Tells Eric Bischoff What He Thought Of Eric Giving Away WWE RAW Results On WCW Nitro

This week’s episode of Bischoff on Wrestling starts with Eric giving his take on a couple of stories from around the business of pro wrestling from this past week including:

  • Brock Lesnar retiring from MMA
  • WWE’s 2016 4th Quarter Financial Report
  • Linda McMahon being confirmed as a member of Donald Trump’s cabinet
  • The McMahon Family photo with Donald Trump in the White House
  • Teddy Long joining the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame class

Eric then welcomes his guest for this week former WWE & WCW Broadcaster “Mean” Gene Okerlund! During his return appearance Gene and Eric speak candidly about:

  • How Gene broke in to the business
  • Their respective relationships with Verne Gagne
  • The first time that Gene worked with Andre the Giant
  • How Andre dealt with life on the road and visiting Japan
  • Gene’s memories of Hulk Hogan debuting for Verne Gagne and the AWA
  • Hulk struggling with promos early in his career
  • Gene’s relationship with WWE Producer Kevin Dunn
  • How Kevin Dunn came to work for WWE
  • Gene’s Summerslam 1989 blooper where the set started to collapse around him
  • How Vince McMahon and Verne Gagne are similar and different
  • Gene’s 1993 exit from the then WWF
  • Gene’s WCW debut and Hulk following him not long after
  • Gene’s transition from WWF to WCW
  • The reaction Gene had to Eric and WCW giving away WWE’s results on Nitro
  • Mick Foley not being happy about the results being given away
  • The night Hulk Hogan turned and joined the NWO
  • Gene’s reaction to the way the NWO was being booked
  • What Gene is doing now with WWE
  • Their differences over the years
  • Something we don’t know about Gene
  • Who Gene’s “One Bad Cat” is
  • More…

This episode wraps up with an extended edition of the #BischoffOnWrestling mail bag segment

You can listen to the full archives from Bischoff on Wrestling in the embedded audio player below:

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