• Eric Bischoff Reveals Scott Hall & Kevin Nash’s Reaction To Hulk Hogan Being ‘The 3rd Man’
On a recent episode of his weekly ’83 Weeks’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about the reaction of Scott Hall & Kevin Nash, when they found out who the 3rd man would turn out to be at the end of the Bash at the Beach 1996 PPV.
Eric also talked about the backstage atmosphere and how the WCW locker room reacted to Hulk’s world-famous heel turn.
Here’s what the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“At the point Psicosis is walking out for the first match, I’m backstage not entirely convinced Hulk Hogan is going to actually do what we discussed doing. There was a lot of concern about that.
By this point, I had known Hulk for several years and had gotten pretty close with him. I knew what he was influenced by, I knew what his concerns were, and there was this concern and fear in the back of my mind that when it came down to it, there would be people around Hulk, specifically, his family, that would possibly convince Hulk that making this move and turning heel and all that entails might not happen.
So, until Hulk showed up to the building which was halfway through the show, I wasn’t 100% sure he was gonna show up. So, while I was excited about what could be, I was also thinking about, ‘OK, if it goes south, I need to make a move. I’ve gotta have a solution in my back pocket.’ There was a fair amount of concern in my part.
Scott was chill. He was like, ‘Dude, Hulk Hogan, he’s the sh*t.’ He was cool with it. He had that laid-back approach to it and saw the opportunity because Scott is a very smart guy when it comes to the wrestling industry. He knew it was gonna be big. Kevin was really excited.
So, early on, there were no issues about it. Later, it would become a little challenging because of the different personalities and egos and getting three people who have kind of been singles stars in their own right to work together consistently night after night. That was a bit of a challenge. But going into it, they were thrilled.
Everybody, Scott, Kevin, Hulk, and the entire crew was beside themselves with how well this thing turned out and how people reacted to it. It was indescribable really. I’ve never experienced anything like that since or before Hogan was overjoyed. Of course you’re relieved.
It was a big moment for him and as confident as he appeared to be, I think he was trying to convince himself he was confident when he got to the building because he was more intense and focused, there had to be the fear of the unknown. There had to be the excitement because I think in his heart, he knew it was going to work. But it’s still the fear of the unknown.
What if it didn’t quite get the reaction he thought it would? You always have that with what you’re doing. But when he came out of there, he was floating.”
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• Old School WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW Veteran Kwee Wee (Real name: Allan Funk) celebrates his 50th birthday today.
Kwee Wee was trained in World Championship Wrestling’s very own wrestling school, the famous WCW Power Plant and then wrestled for Ted Turner’s promotion until it was sold to Vince McMahon in 2001.
He wrestled the opening match of the last ever WCW pay-per-view Greed on March 18, 2001, but was defeated by Jason Jett.
His valet used to be former Nitro Girl Paisley, whom most Wrestling fans know as Sharmell Sullivan, the wife of WCW Legend Booker T.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KWEE WEE!