Eric Bischoff has named the person in WCW who after all these years he now credits for coming up with the New World Order name after thinking he’d spontaneously made it up all those years ago.
The nWo was originally comprised of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan after Hogan turned on WCW at Bash At The Beach in 1996. Hall and Nash had made the jump from the WWF where they were set on revenge against WCW and in turn, changed the face of wrestling forever.
Now former WCW President and nWo member Eric Bischoff says he now knows who came up with the name for that group twenty-five years after the fact. The revelation came to Bischoff while he was doing a watch-along as part of his 83 Weeks podcast. Watching the Nitro before Bash At The Beach, he heard those three words come from an unlikely source.
“This is the first time in well over three years of doing this podcast where I am legitimately and pleasantly surprised at something. I had not heard that until this show. I have heard people make reference to ‘Ya well Larry Zbyszko mentioned New World Order before Bash at the Beach,’ and I thought well maybe it’s one of those stories that float around wrestling because I didn’t remember hearing it. Clearly, I did. Undoubtedly I did. Consciously I didn’t say ‘Ooh, that’s a good idea, we’re going to use that,’ but right here, right now, I want to clarify and correct by the way, 25 years of unintentional misinformation on my part.”