Eric Bischoff Reveals Why It Was So Difficult To Bring WCW To Canada

WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently spoke with Fightful on a variety of topics such as what it was like to bring WCW to Canada.

Eric Bischoff said:

“What was it like? It was freaking expensive. Doing business in Canada is really, really difficult. I think it’s great. I’m not being negative. But they have very strict immigration process and some of our talent had DUI’s — driving under the influence — and things like that on their record. They just couldn’t get into the country.”

Eric Bischoff also spoke about why it was so difficult to bring WCW to Canada.

Eric Bischoff said:

“So not only do you have talent that has some of that in their background, you’ve got production staff and people like that that had a hard time getting into the country. You had to deal with the Athletic Commission. It’s just very difficult. Canada makes it very difficult for producers other than Canadians producers to produce television in Canada. I understand it and I think it’s great, but when we want to do business in Canada, we have to pay the price.”

You can check out Eric Bischoff's full comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.