Eric Bischoff recalls the heat between Bill Goldberg and Chris Jericho


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Eric Bischoff recalls the heat between Bill Goldberg and Chris Jericho

Eric Bischoff is currently signed by WWE where he serves as the executive director of SmackDown Live. He is best known for serving as Executive Producer and later President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and subsequently, the on-screen General Manager of WWE's Raw brand.

Bischoff has also worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) where he served as Executive Producer of Impact Wrestling. With an amateur background in taekwondo, Bischoff also sporadically performed as an in-ring competitor, and is a former WCW Hardcore Champion.

He wrote an autobiography, titled Controversy Creates Cash, which was released in 2006 under WWE Books. In June 2019, WWE announced that Bischoff will be the new executive director of SmackDown, and part of Bischoff's role is to act as an intermediary between WWE and Fox executives due to his background in the television industry.

On July 22, 2019, Bischoff appeared on the Raw Reunion episode and met along with Eve Torres and The Kanellises (Mike and Maria), and told them to go to SmackDown. Speaking on the latest 83 Weeks, Bischoff recalled the heat between Bill Goldberg and Chris Jericho: “He was hot.

I mean, I got an earful, and a face full. I mean, he was in my face, he was hot. And again, you know, it’s easy to talk about this stuff twenty-odd years later. But at that time, remember — again, put it in context how green Bill Goldberg was at that time.

Bill came into a shark tank, and he got over — other than The Rock, nobody’s gotten over as fast, as big as Bill Goldberg at that time. And it was a lot for him. He didn’t have a decade or more worth of wrestling political experience.

He didn’t have a comfort level with the formula, and could predict how the audience would take things. So he was really easily tipped over, especially when you had guys who were f**king with him."