Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff Talks The Controversial Finish At WCW’s 1997 Starrcade Event

WWE Hall of Famer and former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently took to his 83 Weeks podcast, where he talked about a number of topics such as the controversial ending to WCW’s 1997 Starrcade PPV Event that saw Sting defeat “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan to win the WCW World Championship and the involvement of fellow WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart, who was a part of the Montreal Screwjob one month prior.

Eric Bischoff said:

“We got to a point where both Hulk and I didn’t feel like Sting’s head was in the game.” “It didn’t look like he was really, I don’t want to say excited about what he was about to do, but we had been building this up for over a year, and everybody else was excited about it. And when we finally sat down to talk about what we were going to do, and how we were going to do it, it didn’t feel like we were connecting.”

“It was a judgment call. It’s one I wish I wouldn’t have made, I wish I had gone the other way with it obviously. But I’ve also learned, in the process of learning how to be grateful, to look at the brighter side of things. It was an unfortunate situation, but we made the best of it.”

You can check out Eric Bischoff’s full comments at this link. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the above quotes.

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