Most knew, at some point, Eric Bischoff would talk about his release from WWE on his 83 Weeks Podcast. For all the talking he did, he didn't say much.
There was no dirt on what went on backstage. He didn't get into detail about things he did or didn't do that Vince McMahon, Fox or WWE didn't like. In fact, Bischoff didn't really say much at all even though he addressed his WWE firing and said the rumors of his departure were false.
Now the former SmackDown Executive Director, Bischoff, took to his 83 Weeks podcast and took the high road when commenting about how he was suddenly removed from his position after only a few weeks. He thanked WWE for the opportunity but called it one that didn't work out as he had hoped.
"I'm not going to spend too much time clearing the rumors and innuendo because it's out there, and I think people are smart enough to see through the bulls--t that they read in dirt sites and that kind of thing," Bischoff started. He added, "I honestly just don't want to get negative."
The way the conversation started, one has to feel those comments subtly hint that he was not in agreement and that his termination has left a bit of a sour taste in his mouth. He went to make a couple more comments and did say he'd talk more at another time about his tenure in greater detail.
"It didn't work out the way I wanted it to work out and it clearly didn't work out the way Vince McMahon wanted it to work out but it happens. I'm not taking any of it personally; professionally, I'm taking a hard look at it and thinking it through." Bischoff went on to say that he figured the job might be a 2-3 year position and nothing really long-term. Clearly, he figured he's be there longer than he was.
Bischoff and Bruce Prichard Still Great Friends
Of any rumors that Prichard and Bischoff have issues now because Prichard replaced Bischoff, he replied, they are still great friends. "I can tell you that Bruce had nothing to do with - this was the decision that Vince McMahon made based on whatever went through his mind. And I am 1,000% sure that anything Bruce Prichard said had nothing to do with that."
And, he added, to work so closely with Vince, even though it didn't work out, and to see his process, he believed was worth the trip. Now, he'll get back into projects he was working on a take a family vacation. He has no regrets.