Eric Bischoff has explained why he believes that any personal issues are overlooked by Vince McMahon in favour of what’s best for business.
Vince McMahon is back at the top of his wrestling empire after he audaciously strong-armed his way back onto WWE’s Board of Directors before they named him Executive Chairman.
The move was not without collateral damage as his own daughter Stephanie McMahon announced her resignation as WWE Chairwoman and co-CEO before the move to ratify her father’s new position.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast about Vince McMahon’s approach to business, Bischoff believes that personal feelings do not matter in McMahon’s eternal struggle against the bottom line:
“It’s us versus the bottom line is what it is. And I think if anybody’s proven publicly that that’s his method of operation, it’s Vince McMahon. He brought me back for crying out loud, or brought me in, forget about bringing me back. He brought me in the first time. Not because he liked me, not because of any other reason other than he thought it was best for business. It worked creatively, that’s all that mattered. He probably hated my guts. He probably really wanted to stop me. It’s probably how he really felt about me, personally.”
“But what was best for business at that moment? Look at Ultimate Warrior. Look at Jeff Jarrett, he brought Jeff Jarrett back. Yeah, Jeff Jarrett held up 350 grand or whatever it was, I don’t even know, I didn’t pay attention to the story, but held him up for a significant amount of money, and brought him back. So I think Vince has demonstrated that what’s best for business is more important than how he feels about somebody personally.”
One report has suggested that with Vince McMahon back in power and a potential sale of WWE to the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund that job losses in the company could soon follow.
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