During a recent episode of “83 Weeks”, Eric Bischoff gave his thoughts on why he never felt like Triple H was a good fit with WCW. Here’s what he had to say:
I wasn’t excited about hiring Paul Levesque. I really could have taken him or leaving him. And at the time, because budgets were such a big issue when Paul came onboard, and because he did live on the east coast and, we’ve talked about this before, I was really trying to concentrate our roster, build our roster up of people that lived in close proximity of Atlanta, where if they did live out of state, for example a lot of talent lived in Florida, the airfares were relatively inexpensive. I didn’t want to be flying people in from New York, or Boston, or Seattle, or Los Angeles because it was just really expensive to have to do that every week or every other week. So I wasn’t excited about Paul when he came in, and I wasn’t that disappointed when he left. Not that I didn’t think that he had talent, not that I didn’t think he was all that valuable, but I didn’t look at him as a guy that I invested in and I created and I gave this opportunity.
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Credit: 83 Weeks. H/T 411Mania.