Eric Bischoff has given some insight into the personality of Vince McMahon, saying that the WWE Chairman is at his happiest and most effective when he’s in a fight.
Bischoff is in a good position to make the claim, as he was on the opposite side from McMahon during the ‘Monday Night Wars’ when WWE Raw went head-to-head with WCW Nitro on Monday Nights from 1995-2001. WCW got the better of WWE for 83 straight weeks during this time, thanks in part to the wildly popular NWO faction started by Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall in 1996.
However, WWE fought back when McMahon decided to take the company in a new direction by broadcasting ‘edgier’ and more controversial content, this period of time became known as the Attitude Era. Under this new direction, Raw eventually overtook Nitro in the ratings, and then in 2001, Vince McMahon bought WCW, ending the war for good.
Now, there is another company taking aim at WWE’s dominance in the wrestling business, Tony Khan’s AEW. On September 22nd, the promotion held one of their biggest shows to date, Grand Slam, which featured the AEW in-ring debut of former WWE Superstar Bryan Danielson, who was facing the ‘Best Bout Machine’ Kenny Omega for the first time at the show. Another former WWE Superstar, CM Punk, was also featured at the event. The ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ famously walked out of WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble.
Following Grand Slam, Bischoff took to Twitter to say that McMahon is most effective when he’s in a fight, adding that “Shit got real last night. Strap in, This is going to be a fun ride!”
“In my experience, and getting a glimpse into @VinceMcMahon personality, he’s happiest and most effective when he’s in a fight. Shit got real last night. Strap in. This is going to be a fun ride!”
In my experience, and getting a glimpse into @VinceMcMahon personality, he’s happiest and most effective when he’s in a fight. Shit got real last night. Strap in. This is going to be a fun ride!
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) September 23, 2021
Following the Monday Night Wars, Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff’s relationship improved to the point that Bischoff became an on-screen character in WWE for several years. He was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.