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Eric Bischoff Praises AJ Styles’ Recent Indie Appearance, The ‘Good Will’ It Creates For WWE, More

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released, for free, this past Wednesday!

You can find a portion of Eric’s comments transcribed below.

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On AJ Styles’ appearance last weekend at the NWA Wildside Reunion show:

EB: I think it’s awesome. I was so proud of AJ for doing that. There are very few things that just make me feel good when I look at wrestling. Part of it is I’d like to think I know AJ just a little bit. I don’t proclaim to know him really well, we aren’t tight or anything like that, but I have a ton of respect for AJ. AJ knows where he came from. AJ is a good soul. He is a good human being. He is down to Earth and he hasn’t gotten a big head. I think him showing up at an event like that probably creates more good will for WWE than probably half the public service announcements they can do. I think it was just a classy thing and the reason it is so good is because it’s real and it’s organic. That’s who AJ is.

Eric Bischoff Breaks Down The Pros & Cons Of John Cena’s Drug Test Failure Shot At Roman Reigns On RAW

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:

  • John Cena calling out Roman Reigns’ previous WWE Wellness Policy violation
  • Jeff Jarrett being released as the Chief Creative Officer of GFW
  • Reports that GFW is “hemorrhaging funds” and looking to sell the company
  • GFW’s new creative team
  • Alberto el Patron returning to GFW for Bound For Glory
  • GFW VP of Production Kevin Sullivan’s tweets trying to discredit Justin Barrasso
  • AJ Styles appearing at the NWA Wildside Reunion show over the weekend
  • WWN Live running a paid seminar and offering an extra role in NXT to one participant

This episode’s “This Week In Bischoff History” features Eric taking a look back at his September 10, 1999 WCW “firing” and many of the rumors surrounding it.

Nick wraps up the show by asking Eric a variety of questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Some of Eric’s favorite and least favorite outdoor venues to run
  • What wrestler made Eric a fan as a kid
  • Eric’s favorite memory of Roddy Piper
  • The backstage atmosphere when Sullivan found out Benoit was sleeping with Woman
  • If Eric ever considered bringing Tully Blanchard in when he was in charge of WCW
  • Who the biggest WCW disappointment was
  • If pro wrestling has taken a turn for the worst following the Monday Night War
  • What he thought of the Matt Hardy-Lita-Edge love triangle

Here is the full audio from the GFW Media Call that is referenced in this episode: