• Richard Boudreau, Pro Wrestling Slam! Lead Editor

Eric Bishoff Comments On Who Was Really Calling The Shots In TNA

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

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On the latest episode of '83 Weeks' with Co-hosts Conrad Thompson and former WCW Executive Eric Bischoff, on the topic of TNA, Bischoff spoke on a number of very interesting topics. One of which on who was really calling the shots in TNA, during his run in the company in the early 2010s and it wasn't TNA Owner Dixie Carter, as most wrestling fans assumed at that time.

"Dixie Carter set up a conference call with her mother, Janice, who was really controlling the money," Bischoff mentioned. "The perception was that Dixie was calling the shots, but reality was the complete opposite. It was Janice Carter who was calling the shots when it came to money. Dixie had set up a conference call and wanted me to be a part of it, and I said, 'no, I'm not doing it. I don't even want to listen to it.' And that got me a lot of heat with Janice Carter.

"It was a calculated decision on my part, but I figured that the heat I would get with the Carter family would be less significant than the problems that would be caused if all of a sudden, somebody thought Eric Bischoff was coming in and calling financial shots."

Bischoff spoke on Hulk Hogan, being the factor on TNA bringing in former WWE Stars like Jeff Hardy and Ric Flair.

"That was Hulk's idea, as well as creating this faction called Immortal," Bischoff said. "Hulk was a huge, huge fan of Jeff Hardy. In fact, when Hulk and I first started talking about going into TNA and actually signing with them, it was one of the first things Hulk started talking about was, 'man, we got to get Jeff Hardy back.' A close second to that was Ric Flair."

*Transcription Credit c/o WrestlingInc

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