On a recent episode of Eric Bischoff's podcast, the guest was Jim Ross and they talked about the WWE hosting recent events like the Cruiserweight Classic, the UK Tournament and taking talent like Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles for NXT and WWE, respectively. While JR believed it was a way to "strengthen the shores" and gain more popularity for the company overseas, Bischoff had a different viewpoint.
He brought up the fact that when Vince took talent from the AWA and Mid-South back in the 80s, he offered them better deals and they took it and came over. When Bischoff did that to the WWE guys back in his days of running WCW, he was accused of stealing and raiding talent. Thus, Eric pondered, what is the difference between what Vince is doing now and what he did back in the 90s?