Eric Bischoff: The Six-Sided Ring, Scott Hall's Future, Nash
By Ryan Clark | February 20, 2010
Am i the only one that finds Eric bischoff to be the sexiest man alive?
Eric Bischoff: I hope not!!! Haven't seen my wife in a week...hopefully she's at the top of the list!
Ok well I think my first question would be despite the fact we know there are more changes in store from You & Hulk, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being good & 1 being bad) how satisfied are you personally with TNA at the stage you are currently at?
Eric Bischoff: I'd say we are at about a 7 right now. Lots of work to do, but all is progressing well!
EZE, if Scott Hall behaves. Please give him a run at the TNA title. He's messed up, yeah. However Scott Hall has done so much for the business. He deserves it, no matter how much heat he gets these days.
Eric Bischoff: Its not about what people "deserve" based on past contributions or efforts, its about what any performer/athlete can deliver today! Its true in any sport/entertainment property and all walks of life (except those run by unions).
Hi Eric!...You've said in the past that before Nitro began you made a list of ways that it needed to be different from Raw in order to compete. Have you taken the same approach with TNA Impact?...All the best, can't wait for March 8th! :)
Eric Bischoff: We are indeed...work in progress! Stay tuned.
Hey Eric, hows it going? TNA need to leave Orlando. Its hard to tell if they are actually wrestling fans. It comes across really bad. Its stale. The only way to increase the ratings is to move into new markets. Take iMPACT on the road, the WWE wont have no chance in hell.
Eric Bischoff: Your point is well taken and an important one. All things in good time!
Hey Eric? How do you feel about the iMPACT! Zone regulars? We love you- do you hear us singing your name?
Eric Bischoff: I do...and I love you too!! Having the show live in front of "regulars" is a double edged sword. But I am grateful to all of you that come out and support the product. EB
You guys NEED another TV show. There's far too much talent in TNA (and probably more coming in) to fit on just 2 hours every week. I'm not suggesting a complete roster split, but just another two hour show so you can showcase some of the guys who we don't get to see very often. What would be awesome is if you kept your Thursday night slot, even when you go live on Mondays. Then, you could do a live Impact every week, and the following day you could tape a Thursday night show. The schedule wouldn't be drastically different from how it is now. Plus, you could slow the pace of the show down a little bit as you wouldn't need to cram so much in. Overall though, I have enjoyed Impact more than ever since you and Hogan came in, so for that I thank you.
Eric Bischoff: Easy to go from the "perception" of having too much talent and the problem of effectively splitting a roster. Thanks for the comments. EB
Whose decision was it to abandon the six sided ring? It was one of the key things that made TNA unique.."Four Sides of Steel" just doesn't have the same ring to it..it gave guys with quickness and speed, such as the X Division guys, room to create some excellent matches..the current ring looks really small, and somebody is going get hurt at ringside.. I DVR TNA Impact and watch it during the weekend..and I enjoy the Flair/AJ angle..Flair is finally being used to full effect..wondering why Jeff Hardy is not on TV..that signing was absolutely critical to the future of the company..having him avaliable at tapings is essential.