On this week’s 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric and Conrad hit up the listener mailbag! Check out Easy E’s answers on a variety of topics, including dream booking committees, what is a “dingleberry,” did he really watch ECW, an answer to Vince Russo, how was it kissing Linda McMahon, and so much more!Read More →

This week on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Eric and Conrad discuss the WCW run of 3 time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, VADER! Hear all about Eric’s early experiences with Vader, how their working relationship evolved, the name “Big Van Vader” and New Japan Pro Wrestling. and Eric’s memories of Vader working with Cactus Jack, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Davey Boy Smith, Sting, Hulk Hogan, Ole Anderson, Ricky Steamboat, and more, PLUS Eric’s take on Vader’s infamous exit from WCW and his legacy in the wrestling business!Read More →

This week on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Eric and Conrad discuss the WCW run of “The Giant” Paul Wight, also known as “The Big Show” in WWE. Hear about Paul’s early days in wrestling, how he was discovered by Hulk Hogan, the WCW Power Plant…Read More →

Eric and Conrad travel back twenty years to WCW Halloween Havoc ’98! From the opening match between Chris Jericho and Raven, to the WCW World Title main event between Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page, they leave no stone unturned! What did Eric think of the beginning of Raven’s “spoiled rich kid” angle? Disco Inferno in TWO matches on the card?!…Read More →

How did WWE Icon “Rowdy” Roddy Piper wind up working for the competition? Was there any difficulty setting up the matches against long time rival Hulk Hogan? What is the true story behind the locker room argument and incident between Roddy and Kevin Nash? What were the dynamics like between Roddy and his close friend Ric Flair? What was the story behind the boxing match with Buff Bagwell? All this and more as Eric and Conrad go over WWE Hall Of Famer Roddy Piper’s WCW run!Read More →

It’s WCW Monday Nitro, it’s live from the Nassau Coliseum, and Vince Russo is in a main event Caged Heat Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship! Join Eric and Conrad as they watch the show live, and give their thoughts on Russo, The ICP, Lance Storm, Mark Madden, Pamela Paulshock, Mike Awesome, Disco Inferno, Konnan, The Nitro Grill, Goldberg, Jeff Jarrett, Hugh G. Rection, Big Vito, Booker T, gimmick matches, Sting, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, The Natural Born Thrillers, and so much more!Read More →

When and where did Ric and Eric first meet? When did the “heat” between them really begin? Did Ric try to hold up Eric for a new contract in 1994? What problems existed in 1995? What moment can Eric point to in 1996 when he thinks things started to really fall apart? What was the truth about Ric’s contract in 1998?…Read More →

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 →

Join Eric and Conrad fresh from Starrcast weekend as they live watch the first ever WCW Monday Nitro! They go back to September 1995 and talk about Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman, filming the Nitro open, Flair vs. Sting, Hogan vs. Big Bubba Rogers, The Mall Of America and so much more!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 →

Bill Watts is out and Eric Bischoff is in. Clash 23 was one of the first major shows on Eric’s watch so Conrad grills him about the state of the company. How did Eric apply for the job? What did it pay? Who did he interview with? What did he want to change?…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 →