If Vince McMahon hadn’t bought World Championship Wrestling in March of 2001, and Eric Bischoff had actually succeeded in taking over the company by himself with the help of various business partners (which he ended up failing to do so), there would’ve been a ‘New WCW’ coming up, starting with a PPV called ‘WCW The Big Bang’ in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 6, 2001.
On an episode of his weekly ’83 Weeks’ podcast, Eric Bischoff discussed the topic of who he would’ve brought in to run Creative in WCW from that point onwards.
Here’s what Easy E had to say, when Conrad Thompson asked him if he would have given that job to Vince Russo:
“Absolutely not, you’ve never accused me of being too succinct, meaning short, but that’s a f**kin’ ‘no,’ big fella.
I would have looked hard at Terry Taylor. I’ve had issues with Terry since the day I’ve known him and I’m sure Terry’s changed like we all have, including myself. I’m sure he’s not the same guy today that he was 20 years ago or 30 years ago, but Terry was one of the most randomly brilliant people that I’ve worked with.
He was fun energy to have in the room most of the time, but I also knew he was a liability because he couldn’t keep his freakin’ mouth shut and I knew that he was a leak, I had confirmations of my suspicions from other people who were closer to it than I was, but I couldn’t prove it and as a result, I kept Terry in the room even though I suspected him because I valued his perspective, I valued that input more than I felt concern about the fact that he may have been a source of information that he shouldn’t have been a source for, if that makes sense.
As long as the value on the input side outweighed the value of the output side, he survived and that really was my relationship with Terry and how I looked at him and I probably would have had a conversation with him because that kind of perspective was valuable.
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