Eric Bischoff Criticizes “False Narrative” of New WWE Monday Night War Series; Why Did Hall & Nash Jump Ship to WCW?

Mike Killam

eric bischoffEric Bischoff was interviewed by about the “Monday Night War” series on the WWE Network, the contracts of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, rumors of a wrestling promotion he almost started, and a lot more. 

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“Hall and Nash weren’t forced to leave their beloved WWE for anything, they chose to. They chose to leave WWE and come to WCW, not for the money, because the truth and the facts are that I probably didn’t offer them any more money than they were already making. I couldn’t really speak to this, because I wasn’t doing their taxes at the time, but I’m pretty sure that they were probably making more money. But the real reason I remember, having firsthand discussions with both of them, they didn’t leave WWE for the money. They left WWE to come to WCW for the lifestyle, because we had a maximum of 180 days in their contracts.”

“The WWE was running them much more than that, then you add travel on top of the actual days they were performing, they were running 300 plus days a year. That’s a fairly well documented schedule that I think many people that were in WWE at the time, if not now, would support. WCW wasn’t running that heavy of a schedule. We hadn’t built up our international business model, or our arena revenue model, enough to support that kind of schedule. Did they get a guaranteed amount of money that was probably close to equivalent, possibly slightly more than they were making at WWE? Yeah. But the narrative that they were forced to leave because I was offering them this huge vast amount of money is complete and utter nonsense. It’s just not true.”

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