Eric Bischoff is one of the creative minds that gave birth to the successes of the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the nineties, but she also worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Total Nonstop Action (TNA).
His term of office as general manager of Raw, which lasted 1239 days (from July 15, 2002 to December 5, 2005), is the longest in WWE history. With an amateur background in taekwondo, having competed as a kickboxer, Bischoff also sporadically performed as an in-ring competitor, and is a former WCW Hardcore Champion.
He wrote an autobiography, titled Controversy Creates Cash, which was released in 2006 under WWE Books. Speaking on Talk Is Jericho, he revealed his favourite nWo memory: “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”.