As bad as Vince McMahon’s Stone Cold Stunner Bump at WrestleMania 38 was, Eric Bischoff loved every performance. On the latest episode of “Strictly Business” AdFreeShows.comBischoff explained the use of part-time stars in wrestling. Appearing to fight/match in the “Granddaddy of Them All” against Kevin Owens, a long-retired talent like Steve Austin, matters to the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer.
“If you’re really thinking about it from a business standpoint, Steve Austin isn’t going to take a niche that you can possibly fill because Steve Austin is providing a level of entertainment that very few people can provide.” ,” Bischoff said. “It’s looking back, it’s like re-living an experience. So many people who were watching WrestleMania were huge fans of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, and to see him go there, And to have some fun, and to tell Vince McMahon what is arguably the worst bump in the history of professional wrestling, as it were, I loved every second of it and so do so many others. Were. “
Austin showed up to face Kevin Owens on night one of WrestleMania 38, and what began as “The Kevin Owens Show” quickly turned into a fight with a referee and, eventually, a pinfall. Austin will once again appear at 2 p.m. to help restore babyface balance amid the impromptu match between McMahon and Pat McPhee. McMahon defeated Theory in singles action to reveal that he was ready for a match, which turned into McAfee’s handicap with McMahon receiving the pinfall. Austin came out to deliver stunners to all parties involved, including the one McMahon is now notorious for. All that action provided Bischoff with more to speak of.
“Any person who has been in business for five, six, or seven, or eight, or ten years will not be able to fill that position,” he said. Using a character like Steve Austin, or John Cena, or The Rock, or Hulk Hogan, or Undertaker when he was doing it, or ‘insert here’s someone’s name’ who’s done it in the past. There’s nothing wrong with giving it to fans, and it’s not taking anything away from anyone on the roster. It’s not really, just how you look at it.”
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