EB: It reminded me of an earlier incident in 1999 with one of the ideas I had for KISS and why I wanted to work with Gene Simmons and KISS. One of the reasons we brought KISS in was because we wanted to do a PPV on New Year’s Eve. We were going to do it at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, AZ. We had made arrangements, started negotiations with the promoters down there, the producers, everybody involved to do a live PPV on New Year’s Eve at the Fiesta Bowl. The idea was going to be to have one half of the field as wrestling and in the other end zone we were going to have KISS. We would have KISS open up the PPV with a song and then we go to a match. Then we go to KISS and then we go to a match. We just go back and forth all night long. It was a combo KISS concert and WCW PPV. The concept behind it was that everyone was so concerned when the clock struck twelve in the new millennium. There were people who actually thought the internet would shut down. Clocks would stop, planes would fall out of the sky and people had all these crazy ideas about what would happen at the stoke of midnight. My idea was that we were going to time that PPV so that the main event, right at the finish, the three count was going to happen at 11:59:59 on the East Coast so the end of the match would have an “end of the world” type feel if you will.
Bischoff goes into much, much further detail about the proposed PPV, why it fell apart, Gene Simmons reaction to it falling apart and more. You can listen to the full discussion in the embedded player at the top of this post.
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