August 9, 2016
What's going on everyone? After last weeks dissection of the anonymous General Manager storyline, I thought it would be fun this week and kind of completely shift gears. You see this week we are going to be playing a game of “What If?” You see this week I thought we'd travel back in time to 2001 and examine what happens if instead of WWE buying the bankrupt WCW, Eric Bischoff is the man who signs the check and becomes the owner of WCW.
Another major fallout would be that there would be no TNA. Now a lot of people say that this isn’t really a problem so to speak but think of the wrestlers who have gotten a massive chance with TNA. Names like AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Alex Shelly, Samoa Joe, Just to name a few. TNA was able to bring those names to households on a national scale for the first time. It’s hard to think that WCW or WWE would have been able to handle some of that talent the way that TNA did. I personally believe that a number of those names would have been lost in the shuffle.
I also believe that Bischoff would have found a new TV home for WCW fairly quickly given his connection within the Television world. But that leads to the question, would Eric Bischoff had been able to fix the problems that WCW had such as Creative Control Clauses, Creating new stars, and things of that nature?
I think that answer is yes. There are some of the wrestlers, the bigger name guys that he might have kept the clause but I think Bischoff knew what was slowly killing WCW so I think he would have put it to rest so that he’d be able to save the company that he truly helped build. Once of WCW’s biggest problems was that they didn’t create new stars. It was all about the men who had already almost lost their star power.
There was also some direction problems for WCW from what I’ve read. Most people couldn’t distinguish who might have been in charge most of the time. That would have been another problem that Eric Bischoff would have had to correct almost as soon as he took the reigns.
I also think that Eric would have continued the war with WWE if he had the resources to do so. Which would have lead to some interesting TV continuing for both WCW and WWE. If WCW could have held out into the DVR era, I think that we have a bit of a different conversation then we do now. I think WCW would have had a very good chance at continuing the fight against WWE.
Overall, it’s a fun scenario and I think that Bischoff running WCW would have been fun to see, if for no other reason then to just see what happened between WCW and WWE. I think Bischoff has a great leadership skills so I am sure he could have lead the ship that was WCW. Overall, it would have definitely been interesting to see how WCW rolled everything out.
Next week, we look at Brock Lejsnar, the beast Incarnate, and how his career would be different if the Undertaker would have retired before their match at Wrestlemania 30. Until next week share your thoughts on what would happen to WCW if Eric Bischoff would have bought the company in 2001. Give me a like on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter, Also, sign up for the mailing list. I’m Kyle Robinson taking my pen and closing the book on this chapter.