Eric Bischoff has confessed that the one person he ever took pleasure in firing during his time as boss of WCW was WWE Hall Of Famer, The Honky Tonk Man.
Eric Bischoff began his ascent to the top job in World Championship Wrestling in the early nineties when he replaced Bill Watts to become Executive Producer of the company. Eventually, Bischoff became President of WCW and was in overall control of the direction of the company and who to hire and fire.
Speaking to Lucha Libre Online Eric Bischoff discussed that specific role he had to carry out and revealed that firing The Honky Tonk Man still brings him joy to this day:
“It comes back to the only guy I’ve ever really enjoyed firing. I mean, put a smile on my face. In this moment, when you ask me that question, I’m getting goosebumps, I’m beginning to smile from ear to ear because I had to fire the Honky Tonk Man. I would fire The Honky Tonk Man every single day of every single year for the rest of my life, and I would get just as much joy.”
The Honky Tonk Man is best remembered today as the self-proclaimed greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time in WWE. He finished up with that company in 1991 before joining WCW three years later. That run only lasted 4 months before Bischoff decided it was best that he part ways with the company.