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Eric Bischoff Explains Why He’d Put Dolph Ziggler In The nWo

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Former WCW President Eric Bischoff reveals why Dolph Ziggler is his number one choice of a current superstar he’d have liked to put in the nWo.

During the peak of WCW’s popularity in the late 1990’s, the NWO featured many of the top stars in the company. While the faction originally began with Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan in 1996, it saw many members join its ranks throughout the following years.

Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast (available via AdFreeShows), former WCW President and nWo member Eric Bischoff discussed being asked which current talent he’d welcome into the group. Bischoff revealed that Dolph Ziggler would be his first choice, and discussed why he believes there’s a comparison to be made between the current NXT Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.

“Dolph Ziggler has always been at the top of my list. I think he’s one of the most underrated talents in WWE. I see this cat and he reminds me so much of Kurt Angle. In the sense that he’s got so much range, he can be a comedic, pain in the ass, smarmy heel or he can be a legitimate badass killer. He can do one night and one the next night and there’s not a lot of people that have that kind of range.

“He looks great, he’s got so much. Who knows, this could be a breath of fresh air for his career, making this move, getting out of the pack. You’re on that treadmill, you’re in that system, you’re on that roster and then all of a sudden you get a chance to break away and shine and maybe have some creative flexibility and freedom that you don’t have on RAW or SmackDown, maybe that could be it and he could get a big shot in the arm out of this. I hope that’s the case because he’s an amazing talent.”

Dolph Ziggler recently shocked the world and became the NXT Champion when he pinned Tommaso Ciampa in a triple threat that also included previous champion Bron Breakker. Eric Bischoff expressed how excited he was to see Breakker, who is the son of Rick Steiner, make his way in the wrestling business.

“I am almost giddy with excitement. Part of it is because of my relationship with Rick. Rick and I don’t talk, hardly at all, we see each other on the road, great. I’m not a phone guy and neither is he so we just don’t communicate. Rick is one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with on a completely different level.

“Now to see Rick’s son climbing that ladder and making it onto the main roster. I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m living vicariously through what I know has got to be a satisfying part of Rick’s life right now, watching his son break into the business. As far as himself, I think he’s an amazing talent, there’s a lot to look forward to.”

Bron Breakker and Dolph Ziggler are set to face one another in a rematch for the NXT Championship at Stand & Deliver in Dallas, TX as part of WrestleMania weekend.

h/t WrestlingInc