Former WCW Executive Producer and President Eric Bischoff sat down with Hall of Famer Ric Flair on the WOOOOO! Nation podcast recently for the conclusion on his interview. Flair and Bischoff discuss many topics including Bischoff’s thoughts for bringing Lex Luger back to WCW in 1995, Scott Hall coming up with Sting’s ‘Crow’ gimmick, Hulk Hogan vs. Sting match at Starrcade 1997. The following highlights are below, click here for the podcast.
Bischoff’s resentment towards Luger:
“The vibe that he gave me and probably a lot of other people is that he was so full of himself. Like, that Narcissist gimmick that he went to the WWE with wasn’t a stretch for him. There was not a lot of acting involved there, not really.” Bischoff added, “I had a lot of resentment towards him because of what happened with Elizabeth. My wife was very friendly with Elizabeth.”
Bischoff not like liking Luger as a person:
“To me, he didn’t mean much, so when he left, I was like ‘good riddance – now he’s out of my hands.’”
“It was almost painful for me because I didn’t want to shut Sting down, but in my mind, I would rather take an icepick to my thigh than have a conversation with this guy about coming back.”
Bischoff on Luger’s contract:
“I said, ‘okay, I’m going to make this guy an offer that I hope he turns down.’ And I don’t remember what Luger was making when he left WCW, I think it was probably around $750,000 or something like that or $500,000 or something. I don’t remember. I offered $150,000. I said, ‘okay, if you want to come back, here’s $150,000.’ And I knew that it was so much less than what he was making. I knew it and that was going to be my out. ‘Sorry, Sting, I offered what I could afford and he turned it down’ instead of flat out saying ‘no’. And Luger accepted it.”
Sting’s ‘Crow’ gimmick:
“Scott Hall had brought up the Crow character that Brandon Lee played in the movie where he was shot and killed and it was that dark, kind of brooding, scary looking character.” Bischoff continued, “and I remember sitting back listening to Scott describe it to Sting and I was watching Sting’s eyes just light up because he got it and it resonated with him. I just sat back and let it build because it was really good.”
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