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Eric Bischoff Hits Out At Blackpool Combat Club & Bullet Club For “Replicating” nWo

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Eric Bischoff called out two prominent factions for replicating the nWo’s formula of success.

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff was instrumental in revolutionizing the wrestling business with the advent of the nWo in the mid-1990’s, and since that time, a number of factions have tried to emulate that success. Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast (available via AdFreeShows), Bischoff commented on both the Bullet Club and the Blackpool Combat Club using the nWo formula as they try to chase a feeling of excitement.

“What they want is that version of the next level of excitement, that’s what they want. That’s why you see people forming factions that are in one-way shape or form, some in more ways than others [copying the nWo].

“Take the Bullet Club, is that not a direct obvious derivative of the nWo when you have everybody running around throwing the two sweet sign up? Come on. When you look at the Blackpool Combat Club, have you seen their logo lately? Come on.

Continuing, Bischoff reiterated that everyone is looking for the level of excitement that was seen in wrestling during the time the nWo was at the top of their game. He believes everyone wants to experience that level of buzz again.

“I think what people are striving for and hoping for is that next level of breaking through and being that powerful, whether it’s The Rock, Steve Austin, Ric Flair. Whatever you name it, they’re looking for that level of excitement and striving for that period again. They want to experience that buzz again, that’s all it is.”

h/t WrestlingInc