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Eric Bischoff Breaks Down The Interesting Position UFC/WME Is In With The Proposed MMA Union

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast, Bischoff on Wrestling is now available and features former WCW & WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash.

At the top of the show Eric breaks down the interesting position UFC’s new ownership group WME/IMG is in with the newly proposed MMA union-like Athlete’s Association. Some of Eric’s comments have been transcribed below.

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EB: What’s really interesting is the politics behind this. I used to be represented by William Morris. I am now, by the way, represented by CAA. I’ll be interested to see if CAA is really involved. William Morris Endeavor represents writers who are members of the Writer’s Guild of America. They represent directors who are all members of the Directors Guild of America. They represent actors and actresses who are all part of SAG and other unions in the acting industry. It will be interesting to see what kind of leverage, if any, or pressure, if any, these various unions within the world of entertainment put on William Morris Endeavor. It’s going to be really, really interesting because it is all politics.

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Eric and Nick start the show off by talking about some of the big news stories in combat sports including:

  • Brock Lesnar entering the Royal Rumble
  • Current members of the UFC roster joining a possible MMA Fighters Union
  • A potential match between Undertaker and AJ Styles

Eric then welcomes his guest for the week former WCW/WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash. Nash chats with Eric about:

  • Their mutual experiences growing up in Detroit
  • Nash’s time in the US Army
  • How Nash originally broke in to the business
  • Dusty Rhodes giving Nash the Oz gimmick
  • How the Japanese fans reacted to Oz
  • The first time Nash left WCW for WWE
  • Guaranteed contracts
  • Why WCW was more appealing to him than WWE in the mid-90s
  • The moment that Hulk Hogan joined the NWO
  • Working with Hogan on the original NWO promos
  • More…

Eric closes out the show answering some fan questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag including:

  • What superstars today could Eric see being a major player in WCW
  • If Eric finds himself humming Bobby Roode’s Glorious theme song
  • What Eric’s experiences with Nick Bockwinkle were like

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