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Eric Bischoff Talks About His Brief WWE Run
At last weekend’s Starrcast IV event from Baltimore, Maryland, Eric Bischoff was asked about his recent stint as SmackDown Executive Director. He said that the reason he left was he worked differently to how WWE wanted him to work:
“One of the things I learned is you not to be really, really passionate about making a commitment that big, and it was a big job. To be honest about it I think that my personality and the way I approach things creatively and the way I approach business didn’t fit their formula and I think that’s going to be one thing that I’ll be a little more careful about moving forward, to make sure the opportunity and personalities kind of match a little bit better than they did. That was no fault of theirs, they were very honest and very open about the opportunity when I took it. I thought it was going to be a great opportunity, and it just wasn’t.”
He did carry on to praise WWE and give them props for the opportunity:
“It was a great opportunity and I’m grateful for the opportunity when it came my way, and I’m grateful for it to this day. It didn’t work out, but in life that happens sometimes, whether it’s relationships or business relationships. It didn’t work out, but there’s no hard feelings. I had a great talk with Vince about a week and a half ago, everything’s cool.
“Look, there’s so many great people that are working there. So many talented people that are working there, it’s a great company, and it was a bad fit. Sometimes the media expects the dirt and expects me to ‘shoot’ on WWE. I’m gonna shoot on WWE, they’re a great company. I was grateful to be there for a short period of time and I’m rooting for their success.”
It seems that Easy E has mellowed in his old age. No more “Controversy Makes Cash”, just nice comments.
AEW President Tony Khan Comments On MSG/UK/Canada Shows, PPV Dates & More
After this weekend’s AEW Full Gear PPV, Tony Khan held a media scrum. Below are a few highlights from what was discussed with the video of the scrum below:
– He wants the company to continue with the quarterly PPV schedule. All Out, Double Or Nothing and Full Gear will be part of their “Big Four” PPV’s. There will be an announcement soon about the fourth and final PPV.
– All Out will again be held in Chicago next year, and Double Or Nothing will tale place on Memorial Day weekend (May 23) in Las Vegas next year. No venue announced yet.
– Coming out of Full Gear, there were no serious injuries to report.
– He would love to bring AEW to the UK and Canada. He is working on bringing the company to London sometime next year. In regards to MSG (Madison Square Garden), he has held talks with MSG officials and would really love to run a show there one day as the Garden is a great building.
Matt Sydal’s EVOLVE Return Didn’t Go According To Plan
Matt Sydal returned to EVOLVE at EVOLVE 139 this Saturday, facing off against Leon Ruff in a match that many were looking forward to.
Unfortunately for those in attendance and watching at home, the match was abruptly cut short when Sydal left the ring and headed to the back just a few minutes after beginning.
As seen in the tweets below, EVOLVE owner Gabe Sapolsky tweeted out that Sydal was receiving treatment backstage. Nothing more was said about an apparent injury.
Matt Sydal is receiving treatment in back. He will be ok. #evolve139
— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) November 10, 2019
Leon Ruff seemingly hit him the wrong way with a move. He got up, rolled out of the ring and walked to the back. Ref went after him..and said he couldn’t continue and that was it.
— Michael Levy? (@mclevy76) November 10, 2019
As the tweet above mentions, it seems that Ruff hit a move the wrong way (I’d love to know how you could do this btw), which injured Sydal. He just left the ring and told the referee that he couldn’t continue. As of the time of writing, there is no confirmation of this. Either way, this doesn’t paint Sydal in a good light.
New NXT Signee Debuts
We reported last week that WWE had signed four new talents to their Performance Centre, with Indi Hartwell being one to watch. And we here at PWP stand by that assessment as she debuted for NXT at a recent house show in Ocala, Florida.
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) November 8, 2019
The fact that she had only been signed with the company mere days seems not to have been an issue with NXT officials as she teamed with Reina Gonzalez. Hartwell was announced by her real name Samantha De Martin. They faced off against Jessi Kamea and Santana Garrett but were defeated when Hartwell was pinned by Garrett.
That’s it for today’s Pro Wrestling Post Week In Review for 11/11/19. Some great little nuggets of news if I do say so myself. As always I thank you all for reading not only my work but all the work here at PWP each and every week. It doesn’t go unnoticed. We’ll see you back next week for another edition of Week in Review!
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