Eric Bischoff comments on the biggest decision he made in WCW that he felt should’ve been handled differently

During his podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff comments on the biggest decision he made during his time in the company that he felt should’ve been handled differently…

“Part of me is disappointed in myself for not challenging myself to deal with the merger [between AOL and Time Warner] differently than I did. I challenged it. Now, when I say — I didn’t challenge the merger, right? Not that, but the effects of the merger, the influence of the merger.

I’ve told a story about going to that meeting at Teakwood in July of 1998 and sitting around that table. I could have handled that much better. I could have embraced what was happening, and aligned myself with that opportunity as opposed to fighting it. I don’t think it would have made any difference in the end, to be honest with you. But I think I would have become a better executive in the process. Instead of doing what I did, which was just challenge it. Just resist it and fight it, argue about it. There’s no way I could win that. And I probably knew that deep down inside, but I wasn’t willing to embrace something that I didn’t believe in. And that’s why this is so hard for me to answer, because I still believe I was right in many respects. In fact, I know I was. It’s obvious now.” (quote courtesy of