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Eric Bischoff Says The Cena vs Rusev Flag Match Is ‘Boring’ & That Vince McMahon Needs To Re-Think It

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released just now!

You can find a portion of Eric’s comments regarding the upcoming Flag Match between John Cena and Rusev at Battleground 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: I hate it. I just hate it. I haaaate it. I hate it. God, whose idea was that? Vince McMahon, if you are listening to this or someone that works for you is listening to this re-think that. That is just… gwuck. My teeth hurt just listening to you talk about this.

NH: You really are that down on the CenaRusev Flag Match?

EB: What’s a Flag Match?! What the hell is a Flag Match?! It’s like it’s been around for a thousand years and eeeeverybody knows what a Flag Match is. So, I am going to take your flag? Or, you’re going to take my flag? I am sorry… do not care. Boring. Here is what I do believe now once I take off my cynical hat. If you want to build up a story, create emotion, build anticipation, have a sense of reality, give yourself an element of surprise and wrap it all in some great action you’ve got to be a little believable. The stakes have to be a little relatable. What are the stakes?! You are going to grab my flag? Huh? You are grabbing my flag? That’s what I am going to get pissed off about and fight my heart out about? You’re going to grab my flag. I am sorry. I am sleeping through that one.

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

  • NJPW’s G1 Special from Long Beach, CA
  • NJPW’s planned US expansion following the success of those shows
  • Anthem acquiring Impact Wrestling and making GFW the new name of the overall brand
  • LaMelo Ball dropping the “n word” twice on RAW
  • WWE brining back the Punjabi Prison
  • John Cena and Rusev’s upcoming flag match
  • More…

Midway through the show Eric and Nick host a “Pro Wrestling & Politics Summit” with two wrestlers with political ties from opposite sides of the aisle: FOX News’ Tyrus & “The Progressive Liberal” Daniel Richards. The four discuss the current political climate in America, how pro wrestling has been pulled into the political discussion, how pro wrestling can help and hurt the American political division, 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:

  • Eric’s interactions with the NWA
  • Whether or not Larry Zbyzko created the name “New World Order”
  • What he misses most about the Monday Night War
  • Whether Eric would consider managing a conservative wrestler against The Progressive Liberal
  • His memories of working with Hobo Hank
  • Who he’d rather start a new promotion with… Jeff Jarrett or Billy Corgan?
  • WWE giving the various pro wrestling styles their own shows
  • Steve Austin’s WWE return at No Way Out

You can find a special Bischoff on Wrestling Overrun on featuring Eric chatting with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso about the July 7, 1997 edition of Monday Nitro: