WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently had a conversation with Ten Count’s Steve Fall on a number of topics such as how he respects Vince McMahon more now than he ever has from a business perspective because the infrastructure he built in the WWE made a seamless transition from himself to Stephanie McMahon and Triple H possible and it would also lead to the company’s continuous growth.
Eric Bischoff said:
“Those are some cool things, and I think for me I looked — you know, I said I respected Vince McMahon. And I respect him more now, today, from a business perspective — I want to make that clear, from a business perspective, I respect him more now than I ever have. Because what Vince did was build an infrastructure around him that not only allowed WWE to become a seamless — or the transition between Vince and Stephanie and Triple H, it’s not only seamless; the business continues to grow.”
“And there’s not a lot of executives that have been at the top, the chairman, in this case, that have been able to walk away while being successful, wildly successful in defying the stock market. Walk away and the stock actually go up. That is a credit to building that infrastructure and putting the right people in place to manage that business.”
You can check out Eric Bischoff’s full comments in the video below. H/T to 411Mania for transcribing the above quotes.