Eric Bischoff Reveals The Original Plan For The nWo

3 years ago by Andy Datson

Eric Bischoff Reveals The Original Plan For The nWo

On the latest episode of Talk is Jericho, former WCW Chairman Eric Bischoff revealed what the original plan for the nWo was, and why he kept adding new members so often.

“The reason for that [adding new members], good idea, bad idea, doesn’t matter at this point, but the reason for it was because the idea originally was to create this hostile takeover, this war between the nWo and WCW, and I wanted nWo to takeover the Nitro show, and I wanted WCW to have their own show on Thunder. So in order for nWo to have their own show, and have their own roster to deep enough to sustain a two, or at some point a three hour show, there had to be more nWo members and eventually peel off and turn on the original nWo and all that kind of storyline gaga. But I was building up the nWo roster so I could eventually have WCW on Thunder, nWo on Nitro and have my two companies so to speak battling each other. Good idea, bad idea, doesn’t matter at this point, but that was the idea.”

He also revealed what his favourite nWo memory of all time is:

“There were so many of them, and this certainly wasn’t the biggest moment, because there were so many other big moments, between Hulk Hogan turning and so many of the other things that we did, too many to recount here. But for me personally, of the things I was physically involved in, I think when Kevin Nash powerbombed me off the stage in Baltimore, shit got real. And I mean, that was just a powerbomb, that was not a big deal. It looked like it was, but it really wasn’t. But you could feel, I could feel, for the first time, because I was always backstage, I wasn’t in the ring, I wasn’t doing it the way you guys [Scott Hall, DDP, Booker T, Chris Jericho] were, you guys could sense the audience, I was backstage in an office on a monitor, right, it’s different, but when I was out there on that stage and Scott punched me in the stomach and Kevin spun me around, jackknife powerbombed me off the stage, when I got backstage, I could feel the energy, and I knew it was different than all of the energy I had ever felt before, and that stands out to me.”

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