Eric Bischoff Talks Similarities Between Ted Turner & Vince McMahon; Speculates Whether Turner Prefers Good Business To Good Sex

The latest episode of Eric Bischoff’s new weekly podcast Bischoff on Wrestling is now available on iTunes &! A new episode will be available every Wednesday night. 

Some of Eric’s comments have been transcribed below.

This Wednesday’s episode will include an exclusive interview with Hulk Hogan.

Related: Eric Bischoff Announces Hulk Hogan For Next Week’s Episode Of Bischoff On Wrestling

On whether or not he sees personality parallels between Vince McMahon and Ted Turner:

EB: I’ve often thought that. It’s probably one of the reasons that those two guys never did get along. I know they did work together. I know they were associated from a business perspective long before I got there. There’s probably a reason. If they didn’t get along there’s probably a good reason for that. They really did both have very similar personalities from what I could see. I never got to know Vince McMahon really well. Nor did I know Ted Turner very well. You get to know somebody when you work for them and I saw a lot of similarities. 

On whether Ted Turner is a rough and tumble guy like Vince McMahon:

EB: I don’t think Ted ever carried himself in a physically aggressive way. Or tried to instill his presence from a physical perspective. From a business perspective? Given a choice between a really good business deal and mind blowing sex… he would have chosen business 99 times out of 100. 

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This week’s episode features the second half of Eric’s recent interview with WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze (aka Madusa).

Co-host Nick Hausman starts the show by announcing that due to his travels to the UK Eric was unable to record his weekly thoughts on the business of professional wrestling. Nick then announces that Eric will return next week with his thoughts on WWE SummerSlam and will be joined by a HUGE special guest.

After running through the general show intro announcement Nick then airs the second half of Eric’s interview with WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze (aka Madusa). During the second half of their interview they discuss:

  • How Alundra got involved as a monster truck driver for Monster Jam
  • Alundra being at a point in her life where she wants to start her own women’s revolution
  • Alundra’s reaction when JJ Dillon called and informed her she was fired by WWE in the 90’s
  • The funny story about Alundra negotiating her contract with Eric to join WCW
  • Eric convincing Alundra (as Madusa) to drop the WWE Women’s Championship in a trash can on an episode of WCW Monday Nitro
  • Alundra’s struggles after being blackballed by the WWE for over twenty years over the incident
  • Whether or not Eric and Alundra would do it again
  • How much it meant to Alundra for WWE to reach out to her to inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame
  • More…

Nick then finishes the show by playing an unaired recording featuring he and Eric discussing the debut episode of WCW Monday Nitro. Including discussion about:

  • Eric’s meeting with Ted Turner that led to the Monday Night WAR
  • The differences and similarities between Vince McMahon and Ted Turner
  • What Eric wanted to accomplish with WCW Monday Nitro
  • Choosing the Mall of America as the location for the first show
  • His use of cruiserweights
  • Hulk Hogan’s Pasta-mania restaurant chain
  • Getting roughly confront by Scott Norton at ring side
  • The lengths Eric had to go through to hide Lex Luger and keep his debut a surprise
  • Working with Ric Flair and Sting
  • Hulk Hogan and Big Bubba in the main event
  • More…