Eric Bischoff Says Original WCW Plane Crash Angle Plans Involved His ‘Death’, Not Buff Bagwell

Eric Bischoff recently spoke out against recent remarks that Buff Bagwell was supposed to ‘die’ in an on-air plane crash in WCW, saying it was actually supposed to be him.

On this week’s After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson (via EWrestlingNews.comBischoff clarified some remarks by Buff Bagwell, who told David Penzer on his podcast that he was supposed to ‘die’ and come back to life at Halloween Havoc. Bischoff explained:

“When I orchestrated that death by airplane, it was my death. It wasn’t Bagwell’s. Now [Bagwell] may have a story where he thought maybe he was going to be one of the guys on the plane or something like that. But in order for that story to have worked it would’ve had to have been plausible. And the audience knew that I flew my own plane…And my original plan was for me to crash in Mexico, because I knew it would take at least four or five days to get any news out of Mexico. So I was going to fake my crash in Mexico and then I was going to show up at Halloween Havoc…Harvey [Schiller] shut it down. But I can tell you definitively if Bagwell was going to be on the plane it was an incidental effect, not the major storyline.”

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