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Eric Bischoff Addresses Allegations He Didn’t Take Action Against Racially Inappropriate Joke In WCW Office

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 from the “This Week In Bischoff History” segment where he looked at his WCW firing transcribed below.

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On his response to the following excerpt from the September 20, 1998 edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter regarding his WCW firing:

In recent weeks Bischoff had been under fire not only from talent, but from his office staff for refusal to fire one of his personal secretaries who wrote a racial joke that accidentally was seen by the numerous African Americans who work in the office, this after the company has spent money to ease racial relations and the African-Americans saw the result as when push came to shove, the easing racial relations was a work.

EB: My response is I would like to see that. I would like to see what that joke was. I would like to know who that employee of mine was. I would like to confront that head on with Dave Meltzer or anybody else. I would like some facts in the equation because I have no recollection of that. If I am wrong I will kiss Dave Meltzer’s ass in the middle of Las Vegas. However, I have no recollection of that whatsoever. If I am wrong I will live up to it. I think it’s bullshit. I think it’s another example of the kind of things that, at least for me, made me so anti-dirt sheet and anti-Dave Meltzer. If I am wrong I’ll eat it and I’ll accept responsibility and I’ll take it but I want to see it. I want to hear it and I want to know who it was. I want to see what the quote was. I want some facts. I want not “fake news” or “dirt sheet news” or “Dave Meltzer news.” I want some facts and then I’ll deal with it.

A brand new episode of Bischoff on Wrestling will be released this Wednesday morning featuring Eric’s thoughts on Bobby Heenan’s passing, the return of Starrcade and many more pro wrestling news topics from this past week. He will also take a look at the September 14, 1998 episode of WCW Monday Nitro as part of the “This Week In Bischoff History” segment.

Eric Bischoff Offers Ed Nordholm Advice On Who He Should Hire & Put In Charge Of GFW’s Creative Team

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: