EB: It’s not surprising. I am sure Cena is not getting a bucket of chicken and a six pack of Mountain Dew for that role. I am sure there is a substantial investment on the studio’s part to get John Cena involved in this. What people need to understand is that when you produce a movie like this you have to insure it. You have to insure all of your actors because there is a lot of money, however big the budget is, I am guessing in the neighborhood of $100+ million dollars. If someone is going to fund that and commit to the $100-125 million or whatever the budget is in millions of dollars for this movie. Once all of your actors, directors and everybody is in place they all have agreements that say they are not going to participate in activities that could jeopardize their ability to perform in that movie. It makes perfectly good sense and it’s standard, by the way, it’s very rare that a movie star who is signed and has agreed to participate in a movie is going to be allowed to do anything that could get them hurt during the course of the production because they are insured. The insurance companies won’t allow them to do it. It’s not a discretionary thing on the director’s part or on John Cena’s part. It’s a fact of life and I am sure Vince knew that because he is in the movie business and he understands how it works. I am sure going in everybody expected that would happen. Or, at least they should have!
On this week’s Bischoff on Wrestling Eric and Nick start off by discussing some of the past week’s top pro wrestling news stories. Including:
Sexy Star “shooting” on Rosemary at TripleMania
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s super fight
How he would be a rematch between the two
Jon Jones testing positive for the steroid turinabol coming out of UFC 214
WWE’s decision to have Asuka vacate the NXT Women’s Championship
John Cena’s Hollywood career now affecting his WWE career
Enzo’s move to 205 Live
Shelton Benjamin’s return to WWE
This episode also features the debut of a new weekly segment on Bischoff on Wrestling “This Week In Bischoff History.” In it Eric takes a trip back to SummerSlam 2003 and discusses his NO DQ match against Shane McMahon.
Nick wraps up the show by asking Eric a variety of questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag. Some of the topics discussed include:
If Eric is religious and believes in God
The lack of valets and managers in pro wrestling today
His advice for entrepreneurs
The “Kanyon-Saved By The Bell-esque” TV show that almost was
This week’s BoW Overrun features Eric finishing up an in-depth discussion about the first chapter of his book Controversy Creates Cash. Including how he met his wife Loree, their time modeling in Chicago, his and Sonny Onoo’s children’s game Ninja Star Wars, how that led to his first pro wrestling job with the AWA, more…
Eric and Nick will begin discussing Chapter 2 next week on the BoW Overrun for subscribers.
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