Vince McMahon will always do what’s best for business. Or at least that’s the view of Eric Bischoff.
The former Executive Director of SmackDown was commenting on the news that Vince McMahon is back with WWE after reinstating himself to the Board of Directors.
Eric Bischoff Backs Vince McMahon
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff stated that McMahon will always do what he feels is best for business even above his own personal feelings. The former WCW boss pointed to McMahon bringing him into the company in 2002, as well as bringing back Ultimate Warrior and Jeff Jarrett despite both leaving on bad terms, often more than once.
“It’s us versus the bottom line is what it is. And I think if anybody’s proven publicly that that’s his method of operation, it’s Vince McMahon. He brought me back for crying out loud, or brought me in, forget about bringing me back. He brought me in the first time. Not because he liked me, not because of any other reason other than he thought it was best for business. It worked creatively, that’s all that mattered.
He probably hated my guts. He probably really wanted to stop me. It’s probably how he really felt about me, personally. But what was best for business at that moment? Look at Ultimate Warrior. Look at Jeff Jarrett, he brought Jeff Jarrett back. Yeah, Jeff Jarrett held up 350 grand or whatever it was, I don’t even know I didn’t pay attention to the story, but held him up for a significant amount of money, and brought him back. So I think Vince has demonstrated that what’s best for business is more important than how he feels about somebody personally.”
Eric Bischoff was speaking before Vince McMahon was elected Executive Chairman following the departure from WWE of Stephanie McMahon. She had been working as co-CEO alongside Nick Khan since McMahon “retired” back in July 2022. Khan has since been confirmed as WWE CEO.
It has also been claimed that WWE has now been sold to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. However, it is important to note that there hasn’t been an official announcement regarding the sale from either party. In fact, a recent report has suggested that there currently “isn’t a deal in place.”
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