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Eric Bischoff Praises Billy Kidman As A Performer & Wrestling Mind; Says He Hated ‘The Flock’ In WCW

former WCW President Eric Bischoff has been busy with travel this week so the latest episode of his podcast, Bischoff on Wrestling, will be released later tonight or tomorrow.

You can find a portion of Eric’s comments from last week’s episode transcribed below.

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On Billy Kidman vs Juventud Guerrera from the September 14, 1998 episode of WCW Monday Nitro:

EB: What a phenomenal match. What a phenomenal finish. Billy Kidman was incredible. Billy Kidman was so ahead of his time in so many ways, so was Juventud by the way, but Billy Kidman as an American wrestler to be able to get in there and mix it up the way he mixed it up with Juventud in that match was, I think, really phenomenal. I think Billy Kidman deserves a lot more credit as a performer. Everybody remembers him but he did some amazing stuff. He’s a producer now backstage at WWE. He’s a very knowledgeable guy. He gets the whole picture, not just a piece of it.

On whether or not he liked The Flock in WCW:

EB: I hated it. It was one of those ideas that we tried and I agreed to go along with it. Ugh, that whole grunge thing was just kind of, “eh.” It didn’t resonate. People did not relate to it. Wrestling fans did not relate to it.

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:

  • The passing of Bobby Heenan
  • WWE bringing back Starrcade
  • WrestleCade insinuating WWE is bringing back Starrcade to compete with them
  • Vince McMahon bleeding last week on Smackdown
  • WWE seeing a boost in ratings
  • The buzz, or lack thereof, around this NFL season
  • WWE teasing Paige’s return to action
  • Chris Jericho’s Cruise
  • Progress Wrestling announcing it will run Wembley Arena

“This Week In Bischoff History” features Eric taking a look back at the September 14, 1998 edition of Nitro and many of the rumors surrounding the episode. This Nitro featured Ric Flair’s return to the company following a long absence and Arn Anderson reforming The Four Horsemen.

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

  • Jay Leno’s garage
  • The process of getting band’s music for PPVs
  • The Rock’s chances to be President
  • Who will win… Brock Lesnar or Braun Strowman?
  • Kevin Sullivan-WCW Championship rumors
  • Venues Eric never got to run in WCW
  • His and Hulk’s roles in TNA and their original plans