• Eric Bischoff Reveals If Kevin Nash & Scott Hall Knew That Hulk Hogan Would Be The Third Man In The nWo
During the first edition of his new 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW president Eric Bischoff talked about when the idea of nWo angle started to form in his head, if he told Kevin Nash & Scott Hall that Hulk Hogan would be the third man in the nWo and more.
Below are the highlights:
On when the idea of nWo angle started to form in his head:
“It’s hard for me to create a timeline that occurred 20 years ago, especially with the angle of the nWo. The catalyst of the nWo angle started a year prior. To try and point out the day and month and how it coincided with the contract issue is difficult for me to do. When I knew Scott Hall was coming in, probably a couple of weeks before he was due to arrive, at least in my mind, from what I remember now, that is when the idea started to form in my head. I knew that I wanted to do this reality-based angle.
I wanted to do this storyline where the audience didn’t know whether or not the story was real or it was scripted. Scott and Kevin worked with WCW previously. Scott and Kevin both felt that WCW didn’t treat them well, and that they weren’t being treated as stars, etc. We have heard it all before. They went to WWF and became bigger stars, or big stars in WWF. Storyline-wise it became apparent to me that it was a perfect catalyst of these two guys that used to work here and got pi$$ed off, they left, became big stars and then came back to exact revenge. That was the premise of the nWo storyline.”
On if he told Kevin Nash And Scott Hall that Hulk Hogan would be the third man to join nWo:
“I think at that time, probably a week before is when I started letting the people that needed to know know. I think I let Kevin Nash know. I know I was out in Los Angeles doing something because we met for a beer at Sunset Blvd, at some biker bar. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be Hulk Hogan or Sting. One was a plan A and the other plan B. I tried to let him know how much he should know, and the other part was because I was worried he would leak it out, so probably a week before I let those that needed to know know that Hogan was going to be the third member.”
• Top WWE Star Possibly Dealing With Nagging Injuries
As we noted before, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns has a week off from work. While one of the reasons for this was that he had his 33rd birthday this past weekend, but another reason could be WWE giving him some time off to heal.
According to Slice Wrestling, there’s speculation going on that Reigns has been working with minor nagging injuries and got the week off to heal a bit.
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— SW (@SliceWrestling) May 29, 2018
• Injured RAW Star Resurfaces With A New Look
Injured RAW star Dean Ambrose, who has been away from the public eye for months, is now sporting a different look. Below are some photos & videos:
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