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Eric Bischoff Gives Clarification Regarding His Plan For Fake Death Angle In WCW

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 22, 1992) – WCW Worldwide

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl II’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Brian Pillman vs. Bart Batton

– El Gigante & P.N. News vs. Bubba Howard & Karl Nelson

– Rick Rude vs. Ian Westin

– Ricky Steamboat vs. Cactus Jack

– Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton & Larry Zybszko vs. Van Hammer, Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip

WATCH: Super Hot Video Of WWE Diva Maria Kanellis’ Juggs Being Groped:

• Eric Bischoff Gives Clarification Regarding His Plan For Fake Death Angle In WCW

During a recent appearance on Sitting Ringside podcast, Old School WCW Veteran Buff Bagwell claimed that former WCW President Eric Bischoff pitched an idea where he would die in a plane crash and then return as a ghost.

Below is what Buff said:

“100% [true]. MGM Grand was the Halloween Havoc we did – the last one, if not the last Havoc, and [Bischoff] wanted me to die in a plane crash. I said, ‘Eric, I couldn’t get you to get the cameras in the hospital to see [me injured]. Are you kidding me?’ And so, he was gonna do it.

I already called my parents and said, ‘Hey, you know, get ready for this so that I won’t scare you guys, and all that.’ I called them few and my wife, and all them to let them know, and they switched it finally to some kind of run in as, I think president Clinton with a mask or something. At the same time, he wanted me to come down like a ghost on wires after the plane crash, too. That was out of his mouth to me.”

During a recent edition of 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff addressed Bagwell’s comments and gave the following clarification:

“I’d hate to call bullsh*t, but, I used to have an airplane. I was a pilot. I had my instrument rating as a pilot. I had my own airplane as a pilot and everyone knew I flew around a lot.

So, when I orchestrated that death by airplane, it was my death. It wasn’t Bagwell’s. Now Bagwell may have a story where he thought maybe he was going to be one of the guys on the plane or something like that. But in order for that story to have worked it would’ve had to have been plausible. And the audience knew that I flew my own plane.

And my original plan was for me to crash in Mexico, because I knew it would take at least 4 or 5 days to get any news out of Mexico. So I was going to fake my crash in Mexico and then I was going to show up at Halloween Havoc. And perhaps I shared it with Bagwell after the fact, because by the way, my wife didn’t know.

It wasn’t until the last minute when I told Harvey Schiller, because I was technically an officer of Turner Broadcasting and it was a publicly held company, so I had to kind of divulge it. Much to my chagrin, which I wouldn’t have. Harvey shut it down. But I can tell you definitively if Bagwell was going to be on the plane it was an incidental effect, not the major storyline.”

        
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