The following is an excerpt from a new article at Fanhouse.com:
Eric Bischoff Says Talk of Paul Heyman to TNA Is ‘Hyperbole’
It’s been a few months since the Paul Heyman-to-TNA talk was at a fever pitch. The former ECW owner has stated since then that talks had taken place but the wrestling promotion just wasn’t ready for him at this time.
Some people believe that a deal was close to being agreed upon for the former ECW owner to join the wrestling promotion in a backstage role. TNA consultant and former WCW Executive Producer Eric Bischoff was asked on the “Between The Ropes” radio show what he made of the talk of Heyman joining the company.
“Hyperbole,” said Bischoff. “Yeah, it didn’t really surprise me. Look, Paul’s first and foremost a great promoter in the old-school sense and Paul got some attention, he got his name out there, he created some controversy, created some awareness. I believe that Paul believed every word he said but I also knew what was going on behind the scenes and I didn’t really overreact to it.”