43 Facts About Eric Bischoff

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Eric Aaron Bischoff was born on May 27,1955 and is an American television producer, professional wrestling booker, and performer.

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Eric Bischoff has worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where he served as Executive Producer of Impact Wrestling.

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In 1989, Eric Bischoff would become an on-air interviewer and host of the AWA until the company folded in 1991.

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Eric Bischoff believed they thought he would be a good replacement due to his immediate availability in the television studio, and the fact that he was already wearing a suit and tie.

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5.

In 1991, Bischoff joined World Championship Wrestling as a C-show announcer, debuting at The Great American Bash.

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In 1993, after WCW Vice President of Wrestling Operations Bill Watts resigned from the company, Eric Bischoff went to TBS executive and WCW President Bill Shaw and WCW Executive Vice President Bob Dhue to apply for the job of Executive Producer.

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7.

In 1994, Eric Bischoff was promoted from Executive Producer to Senior Vice President, putting him in charge of everything WCW.

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8.

Eric Bischoff convinced Turner executives to better finance WCW in order to compete with the WWF.

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Eric Bischoff remained an announcer on Nitro, regularly spoiling Raw results to boost ratings.

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10.

In 1996, Eric Bischoff signed WWF superstar Scott Hall, better known at the time as "Razor Ramon".

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11.

Eric Bischoff intentionally depicted the duo as WWF rebels who were not under contract to WCW.

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12.

One of the last deals Eric Bischoff structured was a deal with the members of the rock band Kiss to have their own wrestling character known as The Kiss Demon.

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13.

On September 10,1999, Eric Bischoff was relieved of his management position with WCW by Turner Sports chief Harvey Schiller.

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14.

Eric Bischoff briefly served as President of Matrats, a youth-based wrestling company.

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15.

In 2002, Eric Bischoff was hired by World Wrestling Entertainment to be the general manager of Raw.

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16.

Eric Bischoff is in second place of the longest reigns as general manager in WWE history, with three years in total.

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17.

At Taboo Tuesday Eric Bischoff had his head shaved after failing to beat his nephew Eugene.

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18.

Eric Bischoff subsequently took a vacation after allowing Randy Orton's team to become General Managers for up to four weeks with every member being the general manager once a week.

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19.

Eric Bischoff began favoring heels again after then-WWE Champion John Cena, who was drafted to Raw in June 2005, refused to participate in Eric Bischoff's vendetta against an impending ECW revival.

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20.

Eric Bischoff then sat out the remainder of the year and spent the start of 2006 writing a book that would become Controversy Creates Cash.

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21.

The next night on Raw, Eric Bischoff was reinstated as General Manager for one night only.

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22.

Eric Bischoff restarted that match as a No Disqualification match, and Nitro took advantage of that using Melina to distract Hardy and striking him with the title belt.

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23.

On March 5,2007, Eric Bischoff made a brief appearance on Raw in Phoenix, Arizona to give Vince McMahon his thoughts on the WrestleMania 23 match against Donald Trump.

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24.

On December 10,2007, Bischoff appeared on Raw for its 15th Anniversary Special, and was confronted by Chris Jericho, the man whom he fired on Raw on August 22,2005.

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25.

In October 2009, Eric Bischoff helped negotiate a deal among Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Hulk Hogan, and himself.

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26.

At Lockdown Eric Bischoff turned face by helping Team Hogan defeat Team Flair in the Lethal Lockdown match.

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27.

The next months Eric Bischoff worked with Hogan, Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe against Sting and Kevin Nash, who claimed that they knew that Eric Bischoff and Hogan were up to something.

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28.

At Bound for Glory Eric Bischoff turned heel with Hogan, as the two of them helped Jeff Hardy win the vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

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29.

Sting had won the match when referee Jackson James, who had earlier in the event been revealed as Bischoff's real-life son Garett Bischoff, reluctantly called the ring bell for a submission, which led to Eric hitting his son with a steel chair following the match, starting a rivalry between the two.

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30.

In October 2013, Eric Bischoff was sent home by TNA to sit out the remainder of his contract, which expired in early 2014.

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31.

Eric Bischoff inducted Diamond Dallas Page into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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32.

In June 2019, WWE announced that Eric Bischoff would be the executive director of SmackDown, and part of Eric Bischoff's role is to act as an intermediary between WWE and Fox executives due to his background in the television industry, but he was replaced on October 15 by Bruce Prichard, and with immediate effect he had left the company.

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In June 2020, Eric Bischoff further reflected on his departure by saying "it was on me" and backs his profession by blaming his failure to adapt to the new job for why his tenure was so short and described the problem as being more of a "chemistry issue" than anything else.

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34.

Eric Bischoff pointed out that he had little creative control over SmackDown but was more of an overseer for Vince, who has the most say in the company's creative direction.

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35.

On May 28,2021, Eric Bischoff returned to Dynamite to host a party for the Inner Circle.

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36.

In November 2009, Eric Bischoff helped produce Hulk Hogan's Hulkamania: Let The Battle Begin tour to Australia.

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37.

Eric Bischoff, had a show in development with Food Network called "Food Fight" where pro wrestlers take on celebrity chefs in cooking and then tag-team with them in a wrestling match.

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38.

Eric Bischoff has homes in Cody, Wyoming; Scottsdale, Arizona; Stamford, Connecticut; and Los Angeles, California with his wife, Loree .

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39.

On May 5,2011, Eric Bischoff announced that he was starting a brewing company in Cody, Wyoming.

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40.

On July 27,2016, Eric Bischoff premiered his first podcast show, Eric Bischoff on Wrestling, on MLW Radio.

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41.

Eric Bischoff is a longtime fan of Vermont-based jamband Phish and collects live recordings of their concerts.

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42.

Eric Bischoff is one of the most polarizing and controversial figures in professional wrestling history.

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43.

Eric Bischoff was instrumental in the creation of the New World Order, which played a major role in WCW's success and peak during the Monday Night Wars.

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