Eric Bischoff recently conducted an interview with Alex Marvez of ScrippsNews.com where he talks about his WCW past, his WWE run, what he thinks of Vince McMahon and on joining TNA. Below are some of the highlights of the interview:
On running WCW: "No matter what people have said or written about me, I know what I accomplished changed the business and had a positive impact. I also made a lot of mistakes and have the scar tissue to prove it. I'm going to try and repeat the good stuff and avoid the bad stuff."
On why he joined TNA: "It was the combination of a lot of things. Most of all, I like Dixie. She has a lot of integrity and I like to be in business with people like that. Secondly, I saw an opportunity. The way we have our deal structured is great for Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment. And this provided me with a chance to get back into a business I love. I believe a creative person who has a certain feel for this business can change the fortunes of this company in a good way."
On being better than Vince McMahon: "I have a tremendous respect for Vince and, in a perverse way, like him. But at the end of the day, I think I'm better than him. I'm more creative than him and have a better feel for the business."
On WWE vs. TNA: "Think of WWE as a giant aircraft carrier and TNA as an 18-foot speedboat. There's a lot the aircraft carrier can do, but it's also big and slow. We can bring a more flexible, aggressive and nimble approach. There is an open-mindedness and risk-taking mentality that exists here. That's one thing I really like about this company."
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