The latest “83 Weeks” podcast is an “Ask Eric Anything” episode where Eric Bischoff answers fan questions.
During this episode, Bischoff revealed that he had some talks with Lucha Underground before they launched their promotion:
“I talked to the folks at Lucha Underground about possibly coming in early on before the show launched,” Bischoff said. “I met with them twice actually and I met with the folks from AAA and the executives that were a part of it. There was a moment that I was actually thinking about becoming the executive producer of that show along with Mark Burnett, but it didn’t feel right to me. I don’t think I was able to convince them, and I wasn’t the right person for that job. I just wasn’t. I didn’t have enough of a feel for the Lucha culture and experience to be able to do the kind of job that format needed. But yes, we did have some early discussions. I had worked with Mark Burnett before, so I had a good relationship with Mark.”
Lucha Underground premiered on October 29, 2014 on the El Rey Network. The show ended with the final episode airing on November 7, 2018. Bischoff’s timeline suggests that his talks with the promotion happened in 2014, just after his run with TNA ended.
Also on this week’s show, Bischoff talked about WCW becoming profitable, Randy Orton, WCW’s management change from Bill Shaw to Harvey Shiller, Ted DiBiase in the NWO and more. The show is up at AdFreeShows.com.