Why did Janie Engle quit? What happened with Nick Lambros? Why was the concept of War Games changed? What did Eric regret most about this show and feel the need to apologize for? Why was Stevie Ray in the main event? Plus Eric’s thoughts on what could have been better about Jericho’s segment, the best Steiner promo Eric remembers, what was going on with Scott Hall, and of course the good, the bad, and the ugly about the debut of the Warrior in WCW!Read More →

On this week’s episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad go over the whole of Sting’s 1996 in WCW. Teaming with Lex Luger, working with The Road Warriors, Booker T, Lord Steven Regal and more! Also, the arrival of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, and all about the beginnings of Sting’s “Crow” character plus much much more!Read More →

Until this watch-a-long with Conrad, Eric Bischoff had never watched the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro. Join Conrad and Eric to go through this huge night in wrestling history, including talk about the sale to WWE, Scott Steiner, Booker T, Sting, Ric Flair, Brad Siegel, and so much more!Read More →

OHHHHHH YEAAAAAAH! Eric believes Hogan and Savage were almost interchageable as THE top star in the business. So it’s no wonder he wanted the “Macho Man” in WCW. Find out when he was “sold” on Savage once he was in power, who introduced the two, the details of how his deal was put together, where Slim Jim fit in…Read More →

Eric and Conrad believe this could be their best episode yet! There is so much to cover from Rap is Crap, Master P, a KISS wrestler, the boys abusing the injury clauses in their contracts, Nash losing some confidence as booker, and of course Hulk Hogan breaking out the red and yellow for the first time in years! This is the “State of WCW” from the Summer of 1999–just about a month before Eric was sent home! Don’t miss it!Read More →

Hulk Hogan is officially a bad guy and WCW is now in the driver’s seats for Monday night ratings. The angle they did on this show created real-life chaos and was masterfully done. Of course Hog Wild was the next PPV but they were really building towards Clash of the Champions with Hogan vs. Flair and what many believed to be Horsemen vs. nWo at War Games in SepRead More →

A motorcycle rally in tiny town in South Dakota with no building and oh yeah you can’t sell tickets—perfect spot for a PPV, right? Eric Bischoff thought so, but why? Head the story of how Hog Wild came to be and what the “end game” for the show really was for Turner. Get “into the weeds” about the business side of WCW in a way that’s never been discussed before!…Read More →

Bash at the Beach 1994 has the dream match everyone wanted for ten years and the result of it finally happening surpassed all expectations! Join Eric and Conrad as they discuss why WCW debuted Hogan with a ticker tape parade, what was more important to Hogan than money, why Flair-Hogan was always the plan, why Ted was involved, how all of the celebrities came about, and what single piece of marketing Eric thought paid off huge! Don’t miss Bash at the Beach 1994!Read More →

WCW had it’s best week ever, this week 20 years ago! Join Eric and Conrad as they examine the first part of that phenomenal week when Goldberg defeated Hogan for the World Title in front of the largest cable audience to ever see wrestling and a record house at the Georgia Dome! But should it have been on Pay Per View? Why was it on free TV? Would Vince McMahon have given it away for free?…Read More →

Eric wasted no time getting fired up at Conrad and the yelling was early and often in this one. Eventually the guys get around to discussing Dennis Rodman coming into WCW, Eric changing the schedule around for the boys, the end of the Orlando syndicated tapings, first day ticket sales for the Georgia Dome Nitro…Read More →

From the first time he saw Dusty Rhodes on TV for the AWA through the entire WCW fun, Eric Bischoff breaks down his relationship with the American Dream. Conrad takes Eric through a timeline of their time together in WCW from when Eric was hired until WCW went out of business in 2001. Along the way they discuss Vince McMahon, Jim Herd, Ole Anderson, Bill Watts, and even Vince Russo….Read More →

Eric Bischoff breaks down when, where, and how he met Jericho and brought him into WCW. Conrad takes him to task for the negotiation process that Jericho detailed in his book, the debut that Terry Taylor buried, the baby face kiss of death in August 96, a crazy tidbit about Jericho’s contract and who missed it, what title Jericho despised, Jericho considering a jump well before his contract was up, what changed for Jericho creatively…Read More →

After Bischoff was sent home, the Turner brass turned to Vince Russo to take the reigns of WCW. By the time Bischoff returns the power dynamic in Turner had shifted yet again. What were the terms of Bischoff returning? What was his day-to-day role within the company? How did Russo react to Bischoff being back?…Read More →

Hulk Hogan has said the “Finger Poke of Doom” was the “beginning of the end of WCW,” and no one really disagreed with him… or did they? Find out what Eric Bischoff thinks of this angle with the benefit of nearly 20 years hindsight. We address the rumor that Goldberg shot down the first idea for his angle with Liz and how Eric thinks Goldberg and Liz did in their acting roles that night. Plus…Read More →