Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff On If WCW Was Interested In Bringing In Taz To The Company

WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff took to his 83 Weeks podcast, where he spoke about a variety of topics such as if WCW was interested in bringing in former ECW and WWE Star Taz to the company.

Eric Bischoff said:

“Not by me. No. Again. There was nobody in ECW that was on my radar because I didn’t watch it and I wasn’t following it. So what I say, there was nobody on my radar. No disrespect to them, but I really didn’t watch the product. So. No, not for me. No. Did Terry Taylor have a thought about Taz? Kevin Sullivan? Because Kevin and Terry, I think we’re far more familiar and followed the product and had friends there and relationships there. So they very well could have had thoughts or plans for Taz that just never made it to my desk.”

Eric Bischoff also spoke about if he was the one who brought Vampiro in WCW.

Eric Bischoff said:

“Well, no, he wasn’t on my radar. I didn’t bring him in. I didn’t scout him. That would have come probably from Kevin Sullivan, more than likely. But once Kevin brought him to me, I saw tape. I saw eight by ten to get an idea of where he would fit. But that would have been a Kevin Sullivan hire.”

Eric Bischoff then spoke about how Stevie Ray was a great performer in the ring as well as how he was intimidating as hell to look at, but he did have one flaw and that is his ability on the mic and that is the reason why WWE Hall of Famer Booker T was always out in front of that team and on the mic.

Eric Bischoff said:

“Stevie was a great performer in the ring, and he was intimidating as hell to look at and believable and credible. The flaw in his game was his promo ability. The reason that Booker was always out in front of that team and on the mic. And one of the reasons that Booker T became so successful after he hung up his boots, so to speak, was because he was so good on the mic. And Stevie didn’t have that talent. So within the NWA, that was easily camouflaged. So you have all the assets that Stevie brought to the table without having to worry about whether or not he could carry a promo. It was just a great fit.”

You can check out Eric Bischoff’s full comments in the video below. H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.

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