Eric Bischoff talked for “Strictly Business” on AdFreeShows.com, about Steve Cold Austin and his bump in the match against Kevin Owens. Bischoff had only words of praise for Austin who delighted the audience. “If you’re really thinking about it from a business perspective, Steve Austin isn’t taking a spot that you could possibly fill because Steve Austin is providing a level of entertainment that very few people can provide,” Bischoff said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc.
“It’s a look back, it’s reliving an experience. So many of the people that were watching WrestleMania were huge fans of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, and to see him go out there, and have some fun, and give Vince McMahon what is arguably the worst bump in the history of professional wrestling, as corny as it all was, I loved every second of it and so did a lot of other people”.
Eric Bischoff on Stone Cold Steve Austin
Some feel that Austin is ‘taking away’ the place of other wrestlers, but it must be admitted that Austin is a great entertainer and wrestler. He lasted so long for a reason, and for a reason he became the star he is.
His moves and what he does are really thrilling. “Nobody that’s been in the business for five, six, or seven, or eight, or ten years is going to be able to fill that spot,” Eric Bischoff said. “There’s nothing wrong with giving a spot like that, a moment like that, using a character like Steve Austin, or John Cena, or Rock, or Hulk Hogan when he could do it, or Undertaker when he was doing it, or ‘insert anybody’s name here’ that’s done it in the past.
There’s nothing wrong with giving that to the fans, and it’s not taking anything away from anybody on the roster. It really isn’t, it’s just how you look at it”.