Eric Bischoff reveals what he'd do with Roman Reigns Submitted by Aaron Rift on 06/13/2018 at 10:07 AM
Eric Bischoff recently did an interview with Chris Van Vliet and here are a few highlights...
How he would book Roman Reigns:
“Is he a fan favorite if that’s what you mean by over? No. Does he have the right kind of heat that is constructive and can be used in order to advance a storyline? Questionable. But I don’t think that that’s Roman’s fault. I think the way he’s been packaged and the way he’s been presented and dare I say it, because I don’t like to be critical but there’s no other way to say it, he’s been forced down everybody’s throats for two years. But no matter how good you are, I don’t care if you’re Vince McMahon or you’re Steven Spielberg or if you’re William freaking Shakespeare, it’s doesn’t matter. The audience is only going to go so far. You can only force that fish to swim upstream until it just gets tired as has to go the other way. I wish they would turn him heel. I wish they would embrace that.”
Smackdown moving to FOX:
“You’ve got Raw which is still the flagship show in the opinions of many, which is over on USA Network which is owned by NBC Universal and now you’ve got Smackdown which is on network television owned by FOX Network. They’re competitive networks. Now what’s going to happen when the WWE, which traditionally has been able to cross pollinate talent and do all kinds of cute little things creatively? What’s going to happen when WWE says ‘We’re going to take this guy who’s really getting over here on FOX and put him over here on Raw for a night?’ I think some FOX executives are going to go ‘Woah, woah woah! I can give you a billion reasons over the next 5 years why we don’t want that to happen.’ That’s the kind of thing that I think politically is going to be an interesting manifestation of those choices.”