Eric Bischoff on his 83 Weeks podcast revealed talks of Vader having to drop the WCW world heavyweight title to a certain wrestler. In 1993, European wrestlers began growing and were in high demand. So, Bischoff said WCW needed to prepare itself to be able to capitalize on the rising European market.
He said Germany and UK were seeing the most growth in wrestling. But wrestling was more popular in the UK. So, due to that, consideration was given to giving British Bulldog a run with the title.
“I remember a conversation about it only when it relates to Europe. In 1993 there was a lot of focus on Europe, especially the UK. There was a lot of things being done to try and lay the groundwork on making WCW more of an established brand, especially in the UK.” “Germany as well, but Germany was almost secondary to the UK. There was a lot of conversation about it. People were really high on Davey Boy Smith.”