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Eric Bischoff
An image of Eric Bischoff.
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Ring name(s) Eric Bischoff
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight 195 lb (89 kg)
Born May 27, 1955 (1955-05-27) (age 52)
Detroit, Michigan Flag of Michigan
Resides Scottsdale, Arizona
Debut 1989

Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainment's RAW brand. Bischoff was also known to sporadically compete as an in-ring performer, with a WCW Hardcore Championship reign to his credit. Image File history File links Eric_Bischoff. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, , lbm, or sometimes in the United States: #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including the imperial and US and older English systems. ... Kg redirects here. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Detroit redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... For other uses, see Scottsdale . ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... WCW Hardcore Championship. ...

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Early Life

Eric Bischoff was a wrestling fan growing up in a rough part of Pittsburgh just before high school, where he began competing in amateur wrestling for his school. Bischoff moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota,when he was 12 years old, where he continued his amateur wrestling career. A short while after he wanted to pursue taekwondo. Eventually he earned a 12th degree black belt in taekwondo, and competing across the country in small taekwondo tournaments. Pittsburgh redirects here. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Scholastic wrestling is a modification of collegiate wrestling. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Taekwondo (also Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Tae Kwon-Do) is a Korean martial art and combat sport. ...


Before getting into professional wrestling Bischoff had a number of occupations. He owned a successful construction company, worked as a veterinary assistant, and, for a time, ran a butcher's shop where he would sell the meat by van delivery. Hulk Hogan would famously refer to this time in his life during a promo at the end of the 1996 WCW pay-per-view event Bash at the Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida, saying, "If it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff would still be selling meat from a truck in Minneapolis."[1] Bischoff started in wrestling working for American Wrestling Association owner Verne Gagne and would eventually become an on-air interiewer. Veterinary medicine is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. ... Butcher shop in Valencia A butcher is someone who prepares various meats and other related goods for sale. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ... Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Verne Gagne (born February 26, 1926) is a former professional wrestler, trainer and wrestling promoter. ...


World Championship Wrestling (WCW)

In 1991, Bischoff joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as an announcer, debuting at The Great American Bash. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... The Great American Bash is an annual summer professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


As an announcer, Bischoff reported to producer Tony Schiavone and WCW's Vice President of Broadcasting, Jim Ross. After WCW boss Bill Watts was fired by TBS executive Bill Shaw in 1993, Bischoff went to Shaw and WCW Vice President Bob Dhue to ask for the job of executive producer. At the time, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone seemed to be the two top candidates. However, Bischoff was hired in Watts' place.[2] Schiavone remained a producer until the company's demise. Ross was soon let go by Shaw (upon suggestion from Bischoff) and ended up in the rival World Wrestling Federation (WWF).[3] Noah Anthony Tony Schiavone (born on November 7, 1957) is a sports radio host and former professional wrestling announcer known for his work in the National Wrestling Alliance, World Wrestling Federation, and World Championship Wrestling. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Bill Watts, (born May 5, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a former American professional wrestler and promoter. ... TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... Bill Shaw, former high-paid Time Warner executive. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


In 1994, Bischoff became a Vice President and cleared house within the WCW front office. He famously fired event manager Don Sandefeur, junior Vice President Jim Barnett, and his old boss Bob Dhue, all on the same day (in a 10/14 blog entry on his website, Bischoff denied this, stating that Sandefeur and Dhue never reported to him). In 1996, Bill Shaw was reassigned from WCW, leaving Eric with the title of Executive Vice President/General Manager, and by 1997, Bischoff was promoted to President of World Championship Wrestling by the head of TBS Sports, Dr. Harvey Schiller. James E. Barnett (June 9, 1924 – September 18, 2004), was a professional wrestling promoter. ... Harvey Schiller, former President of TBS Sports. ...


Bischoff convinced Turner executives to better finance WCW in order to compete with the WWF. Almost immediately he used the money allotted to him to sign big names such as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, and others away from the WWF. He also invested money in production values and increased the number of WCW pay-per-views (first 7 a year, then 10, and then once a month, with the WWF following suit each time). The plans paid off, and in 1995 WCW turned a profit for the first time. Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Randall Mario Poffo (born November 15, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio) better known by his ring name Macho Man Randy Savage, is a former American professional wrestler. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Monday Nitro

Main article: WCW Monday Nitro

During one WCW meeting in 1995, Ted Turner asked Bischoff how the company could possibly compete with the WWF. Bischoff, taken aback by the question, told Turner to put WCW on prime time television against the WWF's Monday Night RAW. At the time, the flagship show for WCW was WCW Saturday Night, which ran on Saturday Nights at 6:05, and as such there was no direct competition between WCW and WWF for viewers. To the surprise of many within the wrestling industry (and those within Turner Broadcasting), Turner agreed, and gave Bischoff a 1 hour prime time slot every Monday on TNT (in 1996, due to high ratings, it would expand to 2 hours, and eventually 3 hours in 1998). WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... WCW Saturday Night was the weekly Saturday night TV show on TBS, produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ...


Bischoff designed and produced the new show, WCW Monday Nitro, and showcased the company as a fresh alternative to the WWF. Bischoff has stated that he wanted to draw an audience to WCW from the WWF by being different from the competition and not trying to be similar. While new episodes of RAW were taped weeks in advance, Nitro was live each week, with Bischoff often giving away RAW results to encourage viewers to watch his show instead (or, according to Bischoff, to watch RAW "proving the quality" of that show paled in comparison to Nitro). In his book (Controversy Creates Ca$h), Bischoff describes the design for Nitro as being a complete alternative to the WWF. RAW catered to younger crowds, so Nitro would in turn cater to the 18-35 male demographic. Character-wise, Raw featured larger than life cartoon characters, while Nitro would begin to feature edgier characters with more depth. RAW tended to have lots of squash matches on its television each week at this time. Nitro attracted an audience by being different and having competitive matches that would normally be reserved for pay-per-view. Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances on a delay of between zero and fifteen seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ...


Because WCW and TNT were both part of Turner, Bischoff was able to start Nitro several minutes earlier than RAW, as well as provide a late-night rebroadcast so viewers who opted to watch RAW could still see the show. With the influx of new money Bischoff also began signing wrestlers from around the world, including All Japan and New Japan, to fill the undercard with quicker paced, more action-packed matches. All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ...


The plan worked as Nitro beat RAW in their first head-to-head week and ran neck-and-neck with the WWF for the remainder of the year.


nWo

In 1996, Bischoff revealed that WWF superstar Scott Hall, better known to audiences as "Razor Ramon", was defecting from the WWF to join WCW. Hall was soon joined by Kevin Nash, better known as "Diesel", to become "The Outsiders". The duo was depicted as invading WCW on behalf of the WWF to start a "war" between the two companies (though Bischoff, Hall, and Nash later clarified that the latter two did not represent and were not under contract to the WWF). The Outsiders expanded and became The New World Order when perennial fan-favorite Hulk Hogan aligned himself with the Outsiders. Led by the nWo storyline, WCW overtook the WWF as the number one wrestling promotion in America with Monday Nitro's rating defeating Monday Night RAW's by a wide margin for 84 consecutive weeks. Through this Bischoff moved from a commentator to a manager type role in the nWo and enjoyed a lot of screen time. He also enjoyed some mainstream exposure in his own right at the time, appearing on the HBO series Arli$$ as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... The Outsiders is the name of a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Arliss (rendered in its logo as Arli$$) was an American situation comedy on HBO about a sports agent and his group of associates. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ...


Downfall of WCW

In 1996, media conglomerate Time Warner had acquired Turner Broadcasting. Little by little, the new owners gave Bischoff slight restrictions as to what he was and was not allowed to do with WCW. In the summer of 1998, he was outright forced to alter WCW's format to a more "family-friendly" output. The forced shift in WCW's programming came while the WWF, buoyed by its new "Attitude" branding and product, was regularly beating an increasingly stagnant WCW week after week in the Monday night ratings war. By January 1999, the tide had completely turned. Time Warner Inc. ...


His TV presence disappeared, and he began looking for an out from WCW, often missing shows so he could pitch ideas to TV executives in Hollywood, being introduced by his friend Jason Hervey as "The golden boy who saved wrestling." Hollywood redirects here. ... Jason Hervey is an American actor, born April 6, 1972, in Los Angeles, California. ...


When Bischoff returned from hiatus in April of 1999, the company was in bad shape. WCW had a lot more restrictions on what it could and could not do from Time Warner. He would try to unsuccessfully extend the WCW brand outside of wrestling with a restaurant called The Nitro Grill (which went under in less than a year), a brand of cologne, and a poorly received line of video games (with the exception of WCW/nWo Revenge) across all fifth generation game consoles. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the history of computer and video games, the 32-bit / 64-bit /3D era was the fifth generation of video game consoles. ...


Bischoff also tried to bring in musical talent such as Kiss, Master P, and Megadeth for huge one time performance paydays ranging from $200,000 to $500,000, but neither performance was able to make an impact in the ratings. [4][5] Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1967), better known as Master P, is an American rapper. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ...


Bischoff ousted—the death of WCW

All plans were scrapped when, on September 10, 1999, Bischoff was suddenly relieved of his management position with WCW. In August, Bischoff was replaced with WCW accountant Bill Busch. is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


The management change went un-mentioned on WCW television but was mentioned on their web page.


However, less than six months went by before Bill Busch was removed from power. Busch, according to Bischoff's book, was a numbers man and had no idea how to run a wrestling company. To make matters worse, ratings, which had been at least decent under Bischoff's tenure, plummeted to embarrassing all-new lows. Replacing Busch at the helm was Time Warner programming executive Brad Siegel. Siegel's first order of business was to ask Eric what could be done to save the company, and because of this, Bischoff briefly came back into power in April 2000. However, he did not return as president; instead, he was named event and television manager, and was to be seconded by creative director Vince Russo (as on-air partners-in-charge). Although unhappy with Russo's booking (which Bischoff would later describe as "dark, mean-spirited, and creatively shallow"), Bischoff worked with Russo for the good of WCW. The last straw, according to Bischoff, was the Hulk Hogan incident at Bash at the Beach 2000. Bischoff would leave the company after six weeks. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in April, 2000. ... Show runner (alternatively showrunner,[1] or show-runner)[2] is a term used in the United States television industry referring to the person who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a television series, in other words, the person who runs the show. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ...


Attempted purchase of WCW

In late 2000, with WCW facing major financial woes, the company was put up for sale. Brad Siegel wanted little to do with the company, and his new boss in the AOL Time Warner merger was former WB Network executive Jamie Kellner, who wanted even less to do with the company. In the Turner era, WCW had always been classified as a sports division, yet under the new corporate umbrella it was overseen by television executives, many of whom (some from the Turner-owned era) hated the idea of wrestling on their station, seeing it as "low brow", and attempted to remove it entirely. Time Warner Inc. ... The Warner Bros. ... Jamie Kellner is an American television executive. ... Low culture is a derogatory term for some forms of popular culture. ...


Bischoff and a group of investors, named Fusient Media Ventures, signed a letter of intent to buy the company, but later backed out when Kellner canceled WCW Programming (Bischoff claimed that the move "took the deal from something worth $25 million to something worth $67"). On an interview with the Main Event wrestling radio show, Eric Bischoff revealed that NBC was inquiring about getting WCW programming on their networks, but without the Fusient interest, WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation for a substantially lower price (approximately US $2.5 million) than what had been offered in March 2001. Bischoff took some time off from wrestling to work on other TV projects. He produced several reality TV shows and signed on as president of Matrats, a youth-based wrestling company. Fusient Media Ventures is a venture capital group that collaborated with Eric Bischoff in an attempt to purchase World Championship Wrestling. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... March 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December March 3 - A U.S. Air Force Materials Command C-23 Sherpa transport crashes during stormy weather in the U.S. state of Georgia, killing 21. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

In 2002, Bischoff was hired by World Wrestling Entertainment to be the General Manager of RAW, a role he played until late 2005. His debut as RAW GM resurrected his characteristic brand of smarminess with the GM position, again playing the arrogant heel character he had perfected as the nWo boss in WCW.[6] His reign as GM was longer than any other GM in WWE history and included "innovations" like the "Raw Roulette" and the Elimination Chamber, as well as feuds with Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, SmackDown! GM Stephanie McMahon, and Extreme Championship Wrestling representative Paul Heyman. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... The Elimination Chamber at New Years Revolution 2006. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque[1] (born September 24, 1976) better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is World Wrestling Entertainments Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Bischoff was "removed" as General Manager in late 2005, when Vince McMahon tossed him into a garbage truck - following a "trial" where his history of unscrupulous actions were listed - and driven out of the arena. Bischoff then sat out the remainder of the year and spent the start of 2006 writing a book that would become Controversy Creates Cash. Although it was widely believed that his contract expired during his sabbatical, Bischoff's contract with the company expired on August 5, 2007.[2] In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is, the portrayal of professional wrestling as unstaged or worked. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On September 25, 2006, Bischoff appeared on WWE TV for the first time in close to a year, being brought into the ring by Jonathan Coachman where he proceeded to promote his recently finished book Controversy Creates Ca$h (ISBN 1-4165-2729-X) and gave a worked shoot on Vince McMahon and WWE. During his segment Bischoff stated, "Without Monday Nitro there would be no Monday Night RAW...without the nWo there would be no DX...and without Eric Bischoff there would be no Mr. McMahon." After the personal crack at McMahon at the end of his remarks, Bischoff's microphone was turned off, and he was escorted out of the building. is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonathan Coachman (born August 12, 1973) also known as The Coach is an American professional wrestling personality, college wrestler, basketball player, and football play-by-play announcer and color commentator, as well an occasional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand where he is Vince McMahons... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event – that is, the event is real and not staged. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... D-X redirects here. ...


A few days later John Bradshaw Layfield conducted a four-part interview with Bischoff, further discussing his book, on WWE.com. During the interview, Bischoff discussed various topics, such as his true feelings towards Lex Luger, his thoughts on ECW promoter Paul Heyman, his decision of giving Kevin Nash booking power, and his overall reaction to the Monday Night Wars. At one point, it was even on the New York Times best seller list. “John Hawk” redirects here. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... The term Monday Night Wars pertains to the period of American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. ...


Bischoff was chosen as the special guest referee for the D-Generation X vs. Edge and Randy Orton match at Cyber Sunday on November 5, with 60% of the vote. He then cheated DX out of the win, leaving Orton and Edge the victors. D-X redirects here. ... Rated-RKO is a heel professional wrestling tag team currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment where they are the current World Tag Team Champions. ... Cyber Sunday is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On the November 6, 2006 episode of RAW, Bischoff was reinstated as General Manager for one night only. During his time as the GM on RAW, he restarted matches if he didn't like the outcome. He also got revenge on Maria for her statement made in his trial the year before by making her face Umaga, forced John Cena to "take the night off," and banned DX from the building. He restarted the match between Jeff Hardy and Johnny Nitro for the WWE Intercontinental Championship after Hardy won by DQ. 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. At the end, DX interfered in the main event when Bischoff tried to help Edge and Randy Orton win the tag team titles, and forced him to be humiliated by "Big Dick Johnson" as revenge for costing them their match the night before. is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ... John Randall Hennigan[7] (born October 3, 1979),[8] is an American professional wrestler better known by his former ring name Johnny Nitro. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Melina Perez (born March 9, 1979), better known simply as Melina, is an American professional wrestler and manager, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ...


On March 5, 2007, Bischoff made a brief appearance on RAW in Phoenix, Arizona to give Vince McMahon his thoughts on the WrestleMania 23 match against Donald Trump. This article is about the day. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ...


Life outside wrestling

Bischoff, with Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years), runs his own production company, Bischoff-Hervey Productions, which co-produced the reality TV series I Want To Be a Hilton for NBC in 2005. They also produced a live Girls Gone Wild pay-per-view event from Florida in 2003 with WWE and another pay-per-view about the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally in 2004. They are also executive producing the VH1 reality show Scott Baio Is 45...and Single. Currently, they are working on a reality series project with Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst as well as an energy-drinks project. Jason Hervey is an American actor, born April 6, 1972, in Los Angeles, California. ... The Wonder Years is an Emmy Award-winning American television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ... I Want To Be a Hilton is a 2005 weekly NBC reality TV series that is hosted by Kathy Hilton. ... This article is about the television network. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... This article is about the franchise. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 6,442 at the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Motorcycles lined up on Main Street during Bike Week, Sturgis, South Dakota. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a nu metal and rapcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Fred Durst (born William Frederick Durst August 20, 1970, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American nu metal vocalist, best known as the front man of nu- metal pioneers, Limp Bizkit. ...


Today, Bischoff lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Loree and two children, son Garrett and daughter Montanna. For other uses, see Scottsdale . ... Loree Bischoff is the wife of former Raw general manager and ex president of WCW Eric Bischoff. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Managers
  • Nicknames
  • Mr. Bischoff
  • Easy E
  • Bisch
  • Eric Bitchoff (by Chris Jericho, Shane McMahon)
  • Eric Jackoff (by various face wrestlers)
  • Frosty Top (by John Cena)

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Championships and accomplishments

  • RAW General Manager (July 15, 2002 – December 5, 2005, November 6, 2006)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
  • 2005 Best Non-Wrestler

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Trivia

  • In 1990, Bischoff auditioned for an announcer's position with the World Wrestling Federation, but Vince McMahon turned him down. In a July 2003 interview, Vince McMahon said: "I regret not hiring Bischoff at the time. To be honest, I don't recall his audition, and I don't know why I wouldn't. He has a great look. He has a great on-camera presence. I don't know why we didn't grab him at the time."
  • Bischoff has fought for a world championship twice: Once in a tag team match with Jeff Jarrett against David Arquette and then WCW Champion, DDP for the WCW Championship on WCW Thunder and once against John Cena at the RAW's USA Homecoming for the WWE Championship.
  • Bischoff's name is mentioned on the song "Ain't Cha" by rap duo Clipse, from their 2006 album Hell Hath No Fury, in the line "My dream team wrestle for cheese like Eric Bischoff ". The song is also featured on the Step Up soundtrack.
  • Bischoff hates most wrestling books, as he believes most are "bitter, self-serving revisionist history at best" and refers to them as "monuments to bullshit".[7]
  • While promoting his book "Controversy Creates Cash" on WWE.com, Bischoff criticized Wikipedia for his page stating that many parts were untrue. He said it was "flawed" and "wished he had done as much with his life as his page had stated".
  • Bischoff has his own online Texas Hold-em Poker lobby called Bischoff Poker Fan Slam featured on his web site.
  • Bischoff is a black belt in taekwondo.
  • Bischoff has a serious passion for motorcycles and still rides them today.

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Notes

  1. ^ Bischoff's Book - Videos. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  2. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.237)
  3. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.238)
  4. ^ http://www.fightingspiritmagazine.co.uk/article.asp?IntID=66
  5. ^ http://www.411mania.com/music/columns/38180/Loop-Diggin-Thursdays,-News-&-Rants-2.23.06.htm
  6. ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCO/is_4_4/ai_94123540
  7. ^ Bischoff, E: "Controversy Creates Cash", page 3. World Wrestling Entertainment, 2006

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References

  • Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins, 511. ISBN 0061031011. 
Preceded by
None
Voice, WCW Monday Nitro
1995- 1996
Succeeded by
Tony Schiavone

|}==External links== WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... Noah Anthony Tony Schiavone (born on November 7, 1957) is a sports radio host and former professional wrestling announcer known for his work in the National Wrestling Alliance, World Wrestling Federation, and World Championship Wrestling. ...

  • EricBischoff.com (Official Website)
  • Eric Bischoff's Book at WWE.com
  • Eric Bischoff's Interview with JBL on WWE.com

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