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Teddy Long Recalls Working With A Young Eric Bischoff


On a latest episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily, WWE Hall of Famer and SWE General Manager Teddy Long made his return to the podcast. Long is properly often known as his time as SmackDown General Manager, and Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman requested Long what makes a superb authority determine in professional wrestling.

“I think what makes an authority figure pop is that the authority figure gives the people what they want,” Long defined. “My factor is that this, if individuals got here to that area and spend their hard-earned cash to see a superb present, then I would like them to be pleased. I would like them to go house pleased, and I would like them to have the ability to discuss to their neighbors and all people and say, ‘Hey, I went to see SWE last night and brother, did I have a great time.’ Now not solely do I need to make the individuals pleased however typically I’ve to make the wrestlers pleased too as a result of typically they’re in a state of affairs that they will’t get out of, however I can straighten it out for them.


“So I just want to make everybody happy and have a great show, and when you leave there, I want you to be entertained, talking about it when you get home and letting everybody know when they come back, I’ll be there and, ‘why don’t you come with me?’”

The present authority determine in WWE is “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce who has appeared on all three manufacturers in various capacities. Long gave his ideas on Pearce.

“Well, I had a chance to meet Adam when I was there three or four weeks ago for the Legends show, and God, Adam Pearce, great guy,” Long expressed. “I love him to death man, and I think he’s doing a great job. I can see where they’ve had him backed up against the wall a couple of times. So sometimes when they back you up against the wall, you got to know how to get out of it, and so Adam’s doing a good job. Adam Pearce is a great guy, and I think he’s doing an outstanding job.”

The final time Long was on the podcast, he confirmed that he would seem on RAW Legends Night. He recalled his time that evening and reminisced about reconnecting with previous pals.

“Any time I’m able to go back and see Vince [McMahon] and give him a shout, me and him always have a good conversation when I’m back there,” Long stated. “I got to see a lot of the other guys. Bruce Prichard, able to see him. Triple H and all the guys that were there when I was there and a lot of guys that are still there. I just enjoy going back and seeing some of the old faces and making sure, well, I’m happy everybody’s still alive! I’m still alive, and we’re still doing our thing and having a good time.”


WrestleMania is sort of offered out as WWE is ready to welcome in 25,000 followers on every evening. Hausman requested Long if he will likely be concerned in any of the WrestleMania festivities.

“Well, I don’t know. It’s still early,” Long famous. “I haven’t got a call yet. You know with the WWE and how this business rolls, they’ll call you at night and want you to be somewhere the next day. So you never know, but if I don’t get a call, I’m still busy doing stuff with SWE. But if Vince calls, I’ve always been loyal to him. He always took care of me, and if he needs me, I’ll be there.”

Eric Bischoff was inducted into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class earlier this week, which is able to air on Tuesday. Long mentioned Bischoff’s induction and recalled their time in WCW collectively.

“I already texted him, and I congratulated Eric Bischoff,” Long revealed. “Couldn’t occur to a nicer man. I had an opportunity to work with Eric method again within the WCW days, and in reality, when Eric Bischoff got here in, and he’ll inform you this, I used to be one of many guys that went with him and sort of helped prepare him a bit of bit. We have been working for Bill Watts on the time and Bill Watts, for some motive, didn’t like Eric, and so he piled a complete bunch of labor on him. And Eric can inform you this story.


“When we were doing the international TV markets over in Canada, one night Eric had so much stuff to do, it was just unreal, and I stayed there with him, but they were messing with him. That’s why they threw all that work on him, and I said, ‘Come on. I’ll stay,’ and I stayed till midnight one night. Me and Eric doing infomercials all night because I wanted to help him and because he couldn’t do all that stuff, and they knew it, but I stayed there with him. So me and Eric have been friends a long time and congratulations to him once again.”

You can comply with Teddy on Twitter @teddyplayalong. You can discover the total audio and video from Teddy’s interview under:


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