Eric Bischoff Gives His Thoughts On Mick Foley & Daniel Bryan As The New WWE RAW & SD Live GMs

The debut episode of Eric Bischoff’s new weekly podcast Bischoff on Wrestling has officially been released on iTunes &!

You can find the full episode in the embedded audio player above as well as some of his comments transcribed below.

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On Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan as the GMs of RAW and Smackdown Live:

EB: I like them both, a lot. Obviously with Mick Foley I have a long standing relationship. I know him personally and professionally pretty well. Daniel Bryan I don’t know personally but I do know based on what I’ve seen, read and how he’s conduct himself in interviews that I have a ton of respect for him. I think you’ve got two great guys who are going to represent the industry very, very well. Who are both passionate about the industry. Both very talented. The challenge I see and I am going to be fascinated to see how this plays out over the next 3-6 months or even a year. You’ve got two guys that are really likable guys. You don’t have an antagonist and protagonist thing going on there. From a pure storytelling perspective it’s going to be interesting to see how that evolves. I don’t think Mick Foley based on the way I know him professionally and personally… I’m not sure he would ever feel comfortable in the role of an antagonist or heel. It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out. People talk often about how, “Oh! We have too many authority figures! Why does it always have to be an authority figure?” Authority figures have always existed in professional wrestling. They were called commissioners before. You also had referees who actually had control and could have a serious impact on the decision of a match from a storytelling perspective. Those days are gone. You still need to have that structure of an authority figure to help tell that story and advance a storyline. It’s going to be interesting to see how this one evolves when you’ve got two really likable characters. I can’t imagine either one of them would necessarily embrace being a heel. 

In the full episode Eric also discusses:

  • Brock Lesnar’s USADA violations and WWE’s decision to make him exempt from their WWE Wellness Policy
  • How Brock’s violations affects the perception of him and the pro wrestling business
  • Paul Heyman working for WWE without a contract and what he may want to do outside of WWE
  • Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan as the new RAW and Smackdown GMs
  • Finn Balor as the new #1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship
  • Sasha Banks as the new WWE Women’s Champion
  • More…

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