On the latest episode of the “83 Weeks” podcast, Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson cover the WWE SmackDown debut on FOX from October 4, 2019 and all of the big news that was going on around that time with the WWE Draft, Kofi Kingston losing the WWE Champions to Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez’s WWE debut and more.
Here are some highlights from the show:
Bischoff talked about being interviewed for the upcoming episodes of the third season of Dark Side of the Ring: “Evan (Husney) and his crew were just out to my home here in Wyoming about 2 weeks ago. I did two things. One was the trip over to North Korea. They are doing a story about that which I’m really excited about. I was also part of the Brian Pillman project. They were here for a full day.”
Bischoff gave his take on Kofi losing the WWE title to Brock Lesner in a squash: “It was startling. Look, I’m not going to go into specific details because that would be inappropriate for me to do that, but I’m going to speak very generally and people can figure it out. Brock is Brock as a character. He eats big people. He eats tough people. He is a carnivore with an appetite. Kofi is my size. Granted, he’s in shape, but Kofi is maybe a 200-pound guy. Is there a story that would be remotely believable that would allow Kofi in this match to be in there and mix it up with a guy like Brock in a believable way that would have allowed him to maybe hold on to that underdog status. What could Kofi have done in the body of that match that would have been believable and allow Kofi’s fans to hold on to some hope that he might find a way to overcome Brock Lesner. In terms of it being believable, I just don’t think so. It was set up for disaster. People were hot that Brock ate Kofi in the manner in which he ate him and spit him out. I understand that. But, what else could you do that would have been believable that Brock wouldn’t have made himself look like sh*t trying to give hope to that character. I think it was destined for failure from the beginning to the end. I think it was a mistake. But I think that mistake has been exasperated by the fact that they did it so quickly.”