Scott Hall Talks About Working For Vince & Eric, The Kliq Incident, Hulk Hogan In The NWO, TNA
"The way I'll express it is Vince is like your boss, Eric Bischoff is younger, he's a different kind of cat and he was really hungry at the time when we met him because WCW had not been successful before. He took a gamble laid down some big money and got us in and it worked, then he was able to have more leverage, make more decisions and grow his empire, it was kind of mismanaged in the long run but at the time it was great.
"To me Eric is like a guy, he's like a dude, where as Vince is the boss. I've had many 'f**k you' conversations with Eric, he was just like one of the guys he wasn't like a boss."
His experiences with TNA: "I was on the very first TNA PPV ever, which was from Birmingham, Alabama and at that time Jeff Jarrett's dad Jerry Jarrett was the owner and the boss and I have known Jerry from early on in my wrestling career and I had worked for his wrestling promotion in Tennessee, I have a lot of respect for Jerry Jarrett, he is a really smart guy and I like being around smart people. I jumped at the chance to be near Jerry Jarrett and it was real fun, I only signed a short term contract, something like three shows.
"The company then changed hands and I only went back a few times after that to do some stuff with Kev and Sean Waltman. I know Dixie carter who runs TNA now is a wonderful lady and she is passionate about wrestling and I hear that Hulk and Eric have more control over the company now which I think is a good thing because those two guys are proven winners."
Current wrestlers that stand out: "As far a current stars go, I like this kid Fandango, I think he is funny, I think he is a great athlete and I wish him nothing but success. I like the Prime Time Players, particularly Titus O'Neil, the guy is a stud, a great athlete and I expect big things out of him. I'm a Ryback fan, he has the potential to be a huge star, no disrespect to him but at the moment he is a little bit inexperienced, a little bit green is the term we use in the industry.
"In my opinion the glare of the spotlight can either make things blossom or that bright light can wilt things, you either blossom or you shrivel up and you die.
"I've only started watching wrestling again in the last couple of months but I think the business is in good hands, there are some great young hungry guys out there who are going to carry the business forward into the next decade. I know with Triple H running the company he's a smart guy and he loves the wrestling business, so I think the WWE is in good hands."
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