During a recent appearance on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Eric Bischoff was asked if it still bothers him that the nWo storyline doesn’t get the proper credit for being the reason behind the WWF’s Attitude Era.
Below is what Bischoff had to say:
“Not anymore. It used to bother me a lot more years ago because my ego was still very much involved and my pride and you know I’m a human. I have an ego, I have pride and there were times years ago when I’d get irritated when I’d hear people almost forget that the nWo is what kind of launched that anarchy type theme because that is really what it was. I do think that Vince McMahon turning heel (one year after I did by the way) and kind of going from the stuffed suit announcer that nobody really associated as being the owner of the company and then all of a sudden he’s showing up in a black jean jacket and is the evil boss a year after I did it? It used to irritate me but here’s what I’ve learned over the years.
There are basically seven basic storyline plots and it goes back hundreds and thousands of years across different civilizations and different cultures before there was any form of communication. The human experience and the human psychology tends to create stories that are very familiar in the human psyche. So again, when you look at the a movie like “Jaws” and you realize that’s the kind of a story that was told thousands of years ago and you can Google just about any current film and you can find the roots of that story in something that was hot 15-20 years ago.”