Chyna Documentary Trailer, Simon Gotch Talks Release, Bischoff Shoots On Impact/AAA Deal
Watch Trailer For Chyna Film
The documentary that was being filmed before Chyna’s death was re-cut and will soon be released as “Wrestling With Chyna.”
Sadly the original concept was about her recovering from her ‘demons’ but they caught up with her while filming.
The documentary features lots of personal footage and interviews with Sean Waltman, Mick Foley and others.
Simon Gotch Says He Wanted Release
In a recent interview with USA Today, Simon Gotch said he was ready when WWE suggested he leave the company:
“They brought it to me and I agreed. It was one of those things where I was unhappy, and they basically felt like the character had run its course. I said I agreed, and they said they wanted to exercise the termination clause in my contract. I agreed with that as well and we went from there. This wasn’t exactly an unwanted thing on my part. I wasn’t happy, and I actually felt that was the best move. In any situation, sometimes if you see the opportunity, you take it.
“I think ultimately, it’s probably for the best. Aiden English is getting an opportunity to show himself as a solid singles competitor. I’m going to get the opportunity to show that I’m capable of more than just being the character. Realistically speaking, both of our careers will be better for it. It played out the best it could have.”
He also discussed reports that he caused a scene backstage shortly before his departure:
“The actual story is that it happened at WrestleMania. I was sitting in catering and the chair I was in was kinda flimsy. I go to shift in it and it just collapses underneath me. Being a ham, my immediate reaction was to demand someone pin me. ‘Someone pin me quick.’ The guy who comes over, I think he works for us. I didn’t realize he was a local technician and was not a WWE technician. He was someone who worked on the set at ‘Mania. He came to help me up and I’m like, ‘Nope, you gotta pin me. C’mon, man.’ And he’s not going along with the bit. He thinks I just fell and he’s trying to help me. I see the bit’s going nowhere so I take the chair and I just kick it off to the side, drop it like a little punt and let it lay where it lands. That was it. I saw the story online, saying that I fell in the chair and made this big scene and was yelling and screaming. No part of that is accurate.”
Bischoff Says Impact/AAA Deal Is Meaningless
Eric Bischoff didn’t mince words about Impact Wrestling’s new partnership with the AAA promotion from Mexico. He had the following to say on his podcast:
I’m just having such a hard time unpacking the meaning or the relevance of that story. First of all, I love Lucha Underground, I watch it and I dig it as a television product. It gets no ratings. It’s making no money. It has no live event market. To my knowledge they don’t have any licensing or merchandising. It’s just content. It’s very expensive content and it’s cool as hell, don’t get me wrong. It’s cool content but there is no money in it. The fact that the athletes that portray the characters on a show that doesn’t make any money have the privilege of working on another show that doesn’t make any money and they can’t even be the characters that aren’t making money on another network… to me it just seems kind of irrelevant. It does’t matter. Impact doesn’t make any money. They make zero money in television and licensing fees. They basically give their show away to Pop TV. It’s like an infomercial hoping that they are going to find another way to make revenue. They don’t have live events, they don’t have merchandising and they won’t be making any money from YouTube as of now. So, what the hell difference does it make? Why is this a headline? A bunch of guys from Mexico get the privilege of working for a company that doesn’t pay anybody any money for an opportunity to not make any money? Eh, good for everybody. I’m happy they’re all happy. It’s great headlines. Great perception. If you can make a living off creating cheap headlines that don’t really matter good for you. At the end of the day it’s a non-issue issue.