As noted, Cult of Personality recently caught up with several WWE stars of past and present to hype Monday night’s big WWE Raw 25 special, and one of the stars interviewed was former WCW Executive and WWE Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff.
When asked about the Monday Night Wars, Eric Bischoff had the following say:
During the Monday Night Wars when I was in charge of WCW I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t have a blast kicking their ass because I did! It wasn’t anything personal, the narrative that we’ve read and heard for so long made it sound like I was trying to put them out of business, I wanted to defeat Vince McMahon and I’m not going to deny there was an element of that. However the real challenge was because I admired them, they were the power house that nobody thought anybody could come close to outperforming and the challenge of being the only person to out perform Vince McMahon at his own game was clearly a big challenge and when I actually achieved it, it made me feel pretty good.
When I really appreciated it more than ever was when they turned it around, when they adopted the Attitude Era and they actually defeated me at my own game. I was able to defeat them by introducing a reality into professional wrestling in a way that had never been done before and really targeting the 18-34 year-old demographic in a way that had never been done before and I was very successful with that for 83 straight weeks, we just kicked their ass. When they decided they weren’t going to take it anymore and adapted a whole new style of presentation they turned it around and it was at that point I knew they meant business and were in it to win it. I didn’t like it but I did have to admire them for it.
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