Eric Bischoff Predicts That RAW & Smackdown Live Will Move To The WWE Network In The Next 2-3 Years

Nick Hausman

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released this past Wednesday!

You can find a portion of Eric’s answer to the following fan submitted question from the latest episode transcribed below:

Eric’s full, in-depth comments can be heard in the embedded audio player at the top of the post.

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EB: That’s the six hundred million dollar question (laughs). I think we’ll probably find out in the next 2-3 years if I was a betting man. I would bet that in the next two to three years we will find out what the business implications will be because that’s the direction it’s going. That’s a lot of television licensing revenue to walk away from but once the WWE Network reaches a critical mass that will support that decision I am almost certain that is what we will see.

You can submit your own question for Eric to answer on Bischoff on Wrestling by using the hashtag #BischoffOnWrestling on Twitter.

Related: Eric Bischoff Advocates For Samoa Joe To Beat Brock Lesnar; Warns WWE Not To Be So Focused On Their Plans

This week’s episode of Bischoff on Wrestling features Eric and Nick talking about a wide variety of pro wrestling news headlines from the past week. Including:

  • Vince Russo’s retraining order against Jim Cornette
  • Samoa Joe choking out Brock Lesnar on RAW
  • Cody Rhodes as the new ROH World Champion
  • WrestleCircus and EVOLVE’s Gabe Sapolsky going after each other on social media
  • WWE’s new show in India “WWE Sunday Dhamaal”
  • Mauro Ranallo’s return to WWE commentary
  • More…

Eric also takes some time at the end of the show to answer a slew of fan questions. Some of the topics that Eric addresses in the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag are:

  • Which pro wrestling funerals Eric has attended
  • The first match Eric did play by play for
  • Who does the podcast intro
  • What the business impact of WWE moving RAW and Smackdown to the WWE Network would be
  • Whose idea it was for the “I’m Back” entrance theme
  • The movie Top Gun and it’s upcoming sequel
  • If there is anywhere to get a transcript of the BoW episodes
  • What fans can do to get unblocked by Eric
  • If unique viewers of the instant-replay of Nitro factored into the ratings at all
  • Josh Matthews as an announcer
  • Who Vince will sell or hand the company over to when the time is right

You can find a special Bischoff on Wrestling Overrun on IRWNetwork.com featuring Eric chatting with the Executive Producer of Capitol Wrestling, Matthew Ryan. Matt chats candidly with Eric about the history of the company, what sets it apart, how to be different in a cluttered independent wrestling scene and more…

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