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Eric Bischoff On If There Was Any Drama When Triple H Left WCW

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• Eric Bischoff On If There Was Any Drama When Triple H Left WCW

During an edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff discussed Triple H’s time in WCW, HHH’s departure & more.

Below are the highlights:

On what he thought of Triple H in WCW:

“Hunter was solid. Mechanically in the ring, as a performer in the ring, he was very solid, even at a very early age, that was clear to us all. But he didn’t have like this huge personality, not like a Bill Goldberg, when the minute you saw him come out, the fans immediately reacted to him. He wasn’t that type of a character. He was a good, solid worker, that’s the best way I could put it.”

On if there was any drama when Triple H decided to leave WCW and go to WWF:

“His contract was up. I think I offered him a little bit more money. it wasn’t enough to keep him. It was clear he really wanted to work in WWF. He didn’t really want to work in WCW.

He grew up watching the WWF. He was from the northeast. That’s what he grew up watching, that’s what his goal was. And I don’t think there was anything really going on at WCW at the time to make him change his mind about his goal and when the time came, he was ready to move on.

There was no acrimony, there was no tension, there was no arguing, there was none of that stuff. His contract was up, WE made him an offer to up him a little bit, he had already made up his mind, he wanted to go and take a shot at WWF and we parted ways. That was really it.”

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