ERIC BISCHOFF INTERVIEW WITH GUEST JOEY STYLES

Posted October 26th, 2016 by Bill Apter

The latest episode of Bischoff on Wrestling features former WWE & ECW commentator Joey Styles as Eric’s guest.
Here are some quotes from Eric & Joey from today’s episode …

On ECW’s view of WCW:

EB: Did you have a perception of WCW as “the enemy” back when you were involved in ECW? Was that perception part of the effort or the architecture of Paul Heyman? Did he use WCW in your opinion? We’re good friends now and enough time has gone by. Heyman and I are cool with it. From your perception at that moment were we like “the Devil”?

JS: Both companies were considered “the Devil.” Especially because nobody knew at the end that WWE was actually an investor in ECW. People talked about raiding the ECW locker room. I’m sorry but if you’re getting paid $500 a night to work for ECW four or six times a month and Eric Bischoff and WCW offers you $500,000, yeah, you’re going to take that offer. I was in a position where I could turn away offers because of my job at News Corp got to be a pretty big deal. I wound up being the VP of sales. I was pretty young. I was 29. It wasn’t my living to be in wrestling. For those people that were I never saw them as sell outs for moving on. Maybe because I was a businessman but absolutely looking at you, WCW and the big companies that were looked at as the enemy was Paul motivating the locker room. The funny part is if you look at ECW everybody that deserved a chance to have a career on the big stage did. In the end you can consider these companies “the enemy” but a lot of people made a lot of money working for those two companies. Including myself.

EB: By the way, I don’t recall ever paying anyone who left ECW to come to WCW five hundred grand. Just for the record.

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