Eric Bischoff Dismisses Recent Criticism Of The nWo

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Eric Bischoff has defended the booking of the nWo in the 1990s.

Once the nWo came into being in the summer of 1996, their rise was nothing short of meteoric. With new signings Kevin Nash and Scott Hall teaming up with Hulk Hogan, the group quickly became one of the biggest factions in wrestling.

While the rise of the faction was nothing short of remarkable, it created absolute chaos. As the popularity of the group increased, so did the number of those decked out in black and white. As the group demolished more of the WCW roster and their numbers increased, things were completely out of control and some claimed they had simply become too dominant, and weren’t raising the stock of anyone they worked with.

This viewpoint came back into focus in recent days with comments made by Kevin Sullivan in an exclusive interview with Inside The Ropes. During the interview, Sullivan — who had been both a booker and on-screen talent at the time — heaped praise on The Bloodline and suggested that Roman Reigns had ‘made’ a number of babyfaces, something the nWo had failed to do.

However, on his own podcast, 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff disagreed with that assessment. The former WCW Executive Vice President said that while he’s friends with Sullivan and has nothing but respect for the veteran, he disagrees with his recent comments.

“I love Kevin Sullivan, he’s a very good friend,” Bischoff said. “Nothing but respect for Kevin, but I disagree with him on that. I think Diamond Dallas Page would disagree with that, I think Goldberg would disagree with that, I think Sting would disagree with that. I think there’s a number of people that could argue that point, and justifiably so.”

Eric Bischoff Has One Regret Over The nWo

While Eric Bischoff disagrees with Kevin Sullivan, he does have one regret in relating to the nWo. During the same conversation, Bischoff admitted that he wishes there would have been more of a long-term plan for the action which would have helped control its rise and how things played out.

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