During the last edition of his podcast, Eric Bischoff recalled an interesting anecdote about when he worked with Stephanie McMahon. “I liked the idea of working with Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie was pretty green still at the time. She had been on camera before quite a bit, but she still wasn’t in her groove 100 percent yet. But she had so much talent. Again, like I talked about with Steve Austin, the natural history, the organic and real s**t that had been going on with me in WCW and the McMahons just made it so easy,” said Bischoff. You have to remember this was before Stephanie and Triple H were a thing.
"Imean, they were a thing but they weren’t married yet. It wasn’t quite as obvious at this point, but to me it was fun. She was a great talent, she was believable. Hunter, Hunter was okay – I don’t mean that as a knock. Looking back now I can’t say that there was ever one really great scene that I had with Hunter where I felt that connection with Steve Austin or Mick Foley or a couple of other people, but Hunter was good. He was solid, but more than anything I think the audience was interested in that storyline and anxious to see where it was going to go based on our history" - Bischoff revealed.
He continued: “I thought it was a great idea; again, it was pushing the envelope. It was the foundation of what could have been a great storyline as opposed to the back-and-forth stuff that we were doing about who was the better brand.
"That kind of s**t didn’t really get over with the audience because it wasn’t big enough. It wasn’t controversial enough, it wasn’t ho[t] enough, it didn’t feel believable enough."