Eric Bischoff was at the forefront during the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW. The nWo received a lot of attention at that time, with some saying they got too much attention.
During his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff discussed all the attention he gave to the nWo faction. While some regard nWo’s takeover of WCW as a prime reason for the company’s failure, Bischoff does not regret what he did.
“Look in retrospect, it’s easy to have 20/20 hindsight. NWO was so hot, we were trying to keep it fresh. We were trying to find ways to keep it fresh. We had played out the black and white, I think to the extent that we possibly could have, as long as we possibly could have.”
“I think it was time. In order to create story, we had to create dissension.”
“I’m comfortable with the decision we made even looking bad at it now.”
Now the nWo will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020. Bischoff is not included in the list, but perhaps he will be getting an invitation.
h/t to SE Scoops for the transcription.