Bischoff Talks TNA, Roode to Choose Manager, Jericho TNA Update & More

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Eric Bischoff has also updated his blog, giving his opinion on TNA and debunking some “myths” he’s read on Wikipedia and heard elsewhere. An excerpt:

First off, if you’ve read my book you know that I believe competition is very good for any business and especially for sports entertainment. For this reason alone, I wish TNA well. TNA’s success in the long run would be good for everyone. That said, my personal opinion is that I have not seen anything yet that suggests to me that there is a vision for TNA that gives the organization a USP, or “unique selling proposition”. Other than the shape of the ring (which doesn’t really translate to a unique in ring product in and of itself) TNA currently comes off as “less than” WWE. That is not meant to be a criticism. They are a young company with limited resources. They can’t possibly compete with a monster media brand like WWE … Unless they find a way to be “different than”. But that’s easier said than done.

To read more, go here.

In other news:

– Saturday’s replay of iMPACT! scored a 0.5 cable rating with a 1.1 share, according to Nielsen Media Research by way of PWInsider.

– In a recent interview Chris Jericho said he’s not planning on coming back to wrestling right now, as he’s too busy with other projects, but never say never should the right situation arise. You can listen to that interview here (MP3 format).

– Jericho has has also interviewed with David Sahadi, who he stayed friends with after Sahadi left WWE a few years ago, at

– Scott D’Amore has a column up with Bound For Glory predictions here.

– It’s been announced that Bobby Roode will reveal his managerial choice at Bound For Glory. You can read the full story here.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.