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Eric Bischoff Opens Up About How He Regrets Allowing Scott Hall To Be Portrayed As A Drunk In The NWO

The latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling was released, for free, this past Wednesday!

You can find a portion of Eric’s comments transcribed below.

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On his decision to portray Scott Hall as a drunk during his NWO run and specifically on the September 14, 1998 edition of WCW Monday Nitro:

EB: It was based on reality. So many people knew because of problems and challenges that Scott had at the time. It was pretty well known with a lot of the wrestling audience that Scott had an issue. It was a decision I made and I made it regretfully. I want to make it clear because I have seen it this week. People have been sending it to me because it was the anniversary of the segment and it kind of disgusted me. Not so much the scene because, like so many things we have seen in wrestling, it’s over the top. It ridiculous and sometimes you just shake your head and say, “Wow, why did anyone think that was a good idea?” I think exploiting somebody’s chemical problems and addiction the way that I chose to is one of the things, among several, that I really regret. I think it was in really poor taste. It wasn’t entertaining and it was a weak attempt on my part, singularly, to try and make sense out of reality in the fictional world and I regret it.

Eric Bischoff Reacts To WWE Bringing Back Starrcade As A House Show; Talks His WrestleCade Appearance

On this week’s Bischoff on Wrestling Eric and Nick start off by discussing some of the past week’s top pro wrestling news stories. Including:

  • The passing of Bobby Heenan
  • WWE bringing back Starrcade
  • WrestleCade insinuating WWE is bringing back Starrcade to compete with them
  • Vince McMahon bleeding last week on Smackdown
  • WWE seeing a boost in ratings
  • The buzz, or lack thereof, around this NFL season
  • WWE teasing Paige’s return to action
  • Chris Jericho’s Cruise
  • Progress Wrestling announcing it will run Wembley Arena

“This Week In Bischoff History” features Eric taking a look back at the September 14, 1998 edition of Nitro and many of the rumors surrounding the episode. This Nitro featured Ric Flair’s return to the company following a long absence and Arn Anderson reforming The Four Horsemen.

Nick wraps up the show by asking Eric a variety of questions from the #BischoffOnWrestling mailbag. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Jay Leno’s garage
  • The process of getting band’s music for PPVs
  • The Rock’s chances to be President
  • Who will win… Brock Lesnar or Braun Strowman?
  • Kevin Sullivan-WCW Championship rumors
  • Venues Eric never got to run in WCW
  • His and Hulk’s roles in TNA and their original plans