Over the years, there have been many conflicting stories in regards to Shawn Michaels coming close to leaving WWE for WCW. Eric Bischoff discussed that topic during his podcast interview with Ric Flair. He denies that a job offer was ever put on the table for Michaels. Bischoff stated that he never really pursued Michaels all that hard because he just got the sense that Michaels was happy working where he was.
October 1, 2015
Since they want to get more original content, WWE has announced that they are giving a talk show to JBL on the Network. He will be speaking with the legends of the industry. For his first guest, the former world heavyweight champion has opted to go with someone that has been a bit controversial at times. Eric Bischoff will be the first guest, and he has publicly stated his excitement on being given that honor.
September 18, 2015
A lot of fans are heavily critical of Eric Bischoff, but he has once again proven his humility. During a recent interview, he revealed that one of his biggest regrets while being the top executive in WCW was that he did not listen to Chris Jericho enough. Bischoff stated that Jericho had a lot of great ideas at the time for his character, but he was too stubborn to listen to them, which led to Jericho leaving for WWE.
July 30, 2015
While some fans are emotionally acting out against WWE for being so quick to fire Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, who happens to be a good friend of Hogan, defended Vince McMahon for his decision. He mentioned that a publicly traded company has to be sensitive towards their fans, investors, advertisers, board members, mainstream media and others. It was a necessary move to make.
July 30, 2015
There is a little backstage heat on Alundra Blayze because of her induction speech at the hall of fame. WWE is said to be upset with her because she used adult language, which forces the company to censor the version that they show to the younger audience. Management is also upset with her because she put over Eric Bischoff, who is still considered the enemy even though he spent a good amount of time working for the promotion.
April 1, 2015
While he has been telling fans that he is only doing live events, this could be another case of Chris Jericho working the internet wrestling community again. The former WWE champion is actually scheduled for an event with Eric Bischoff in Philadelphia on the same day of the Royal Rumble. The venue is just minutes away from the Wells Fargo Center, which means that Jericho would have plenty of time to get to the pay per view.
January 21, 2015