Eric Bischoff on Dixie Wanting to Sign Hogan


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Eric Bischoff on Dixie Wanting to Sign Hogan

Eric Bischoff, the former President of WCW, has worked for numerous wrestling promotions throughout his career. He is best known for helping WCW nearly beat WWE out of existence. He failed to win the Monday Night Wars, but he was well-known for creating a solid brand that nearly bested WWE.

Eric eventually had to resort to selling WCW and all of the company’s shares to Vince McMahon. Many WCW stars joined WWE. Eric himself worked for WWE for a really long time and was the Executive Director of Smackdown last year.

Eric also had a run in TNA, and he spoke about that run on his podcast. Besides saying that he wasn’t very thrilled about being in TNA, he stated that the main reason why TNA wanted to sign him was to sign Hulk Hogan.

TNA knew that Eric was the only one that could actually bring Hulk Hogan to work for TNA in 2010. "Dixie Carter really really wanted Hulk Hogan to join TNA. Hulk wouldn't consider joining TNA unless I was positioned to, at the very least, watch over his creative.

I wasn't interested in being a part of the creative or even running the creative team on TNA with the exception of those storylines or characters that directly interfaced with Hulk Hogan's character. That was why I went there and I negotiated Hulks deal.

Once I got there and got a little bit more comfortable, my attitude changed. I didn't look down on them in a way, I didn't look at it as much as a step down as I did prior to getting in because there's a lot of good talent there. Dixie had hired every ex-WWE or ex-WCW talent that daddy could pay for."