Jason Hervey Interview: Incorporating Reality Into TNA TV, Eric Bischoff

TNA Executive Producer and the Co-Founder of Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, Jason Hervey, was the featured guest on this past week’s all-new edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh and “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent.

Jason Hervey Discusses His Inspiration For Implementing A Combination Of “Real Life Meets Behind The Scenes” To The Backstage Segments On iMPACT Wrestling, How Pleased He Has Been With The Results Thus Far, How His Relationship With Eric Bischoff Has Evolved Through The Years, The Growth Of Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, The Biggest Changes In The Television Industry From Entering The Business To Now, Why Reality Television Has Continued To Grow, How The Process Came About For Teaming Up With Nickelodeon On “See Dad Run,” Scott Baio’s Recent Success, What Attracted BHE TV To “Hardcore Pawn Chicago and much more.

Listen Here: Jason Hervey on Monday Night Mayhem (.MP3).

Here are some highlights of what Hervey said about:

How his relationship with Eric Bischoff has evolved though the years: “I’ve known him since 1991, and while he was at Turner and I was at Mandalay, we worked on projects together. We were always good friends, and I got to tell you, I learn from him every day. He is an incredible strategist, a great business mind, extremely creative, and I think we’re just getting started.”

His inspiration for implementing a combination of real life meets behind the scenes to the backstage segments on iMAPCT Wrestling and how pleased he has been with the results thus far: “It is a team effort. That is where I spend most of my day when I’m there, but there is an incredible group of people helping out in the process. When I first got to TNA, there was an opportunity to focus more on what is real, and then we put the characters in those situations to bring out the true reality. I think a lot of the good reality comes from those characters, where we get their real reactions. This is real behind the scenes drama.”

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(Interview highlights courtesy of Aarnon Carnevale)