Former WCW President Eric Bischoff and Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer clearly don't exchange Christmas cards. Bischoff usually bashes Meltzer on a weekly basis on his 83 Weeks podcast, while Meltzer routinely points out that Bischoff is not honest with his claims.
Both Bischoff and Meltzer were on the Chris Jericho cruise last week, however Bischoff pointed out on the latest edition of 83 Weeks that their paths did not cross. While a confrontation was avoided there, Meltzer was involved in an incident with WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.
"I didn't run into [Meltzer], but interestingly enough, Booker T did," Bischoff said.
Bischoff said that Chavo Guerrero told him that Booker T ripped into Meltzer on the cruise.
"I had heard that there was this confrontation where Dave Meltzer decided that he was going to join Booker T and Ric Flair, who were sitting at a table at in a green room," Bischoff said. "Dave just decided, 'Hey, I'm going to sit down and hang out with the boys', being the jock sniffer that he really is, although he says he's not, he really, really is.
"[Laughing] Booker T looked at him - from what I've been told, I wasn't there, I didn't see it - and went absolutely off on him. Dave, being the p--sy that he is, tucked his tail and ran."
Booker T has had his issues with Meltzer in the past, including recently when Meltzer said that the WWE Hall of Fame was hard to take seriously because Stevie Ray was being inducted, as part of Harlem Heat last year. Bischoff said he managed to catch up with Booker at the end of the cruise, who confirmed the story.
"Sure enough, as I was disembarking off the ship in Miami, I was like the fourth one off the ship, Booker T and Sharmell were right ahead of me," Bischoff said. "I asked Booker about it, and he got all lit up about it again at 7:30 in the morning. I said, 'sorry man, I'm sorry I brought it up.' He goes, 'no man, I like talking about it!' But yeah, Booker wanted to rip his head off!"
While Meltzer has relationships with current wrestlers in the business, like The Young Bucks, Bischoff claimed that most people in the industry are not fond of him.
"Dave has relationships with certain people, whatever, but the vast majority of people who have been in the industry can't stand him, and Booker T is probably right in the front of the line," Bischoff claimed.
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