Eric Bischoff

@EBischoff

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TITLE HISTORY

  • WCW Hardcore title defeating Terry Funk (June 5, 2000 – Nitro);

Eric Bischoff Career History

In The Beginning:

  • Eric Bischoff went to the University of Minnesota for a brief amount of time but did not graduate..
  • Eric Bischoff became a legitimate black belt of karate..
  • 1989: Eric Bischoff entered in the wrestling business, working for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association in Minnesota..
  • Eric Bischoff became a commentator in the American Wrestling Association’s TV program on ESPN..
  • Eric Bischoff’s other responsibilities included salaries, sponsorships and production of the shows..
  • 1991: The AWA closed and Eric Bischoff looked elsewhere for work in the wrestling business..
  • 1991: Eric Bischoff sent an audition tape to the WWF but was not hired..

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Eric Bischoff then joined World Championship Wrestling as a Broadcast Announcer..
  • Eric Bischoff was promoted to Vice President (and later President) of World Championship Wrestling..
  • Eric Bischoff went on to revolutionize World Championship Wrestling and wrestling as we know it..
  • Eric Bischoff was given two hours on Monday Night TNT television to compete with the WWF’s Monday Night Raw program..
  • September 1995: Eric Bischoff & WCW present it’s first edition of Monday Nitro, and the Monday Night Wrestling Wars began..
  • 1996: Eric Bischoff creates the new World order, the storyline that eventually took WCW to an 86 week winning streak against RAW..
  • November 18, 1996 – Nitro: Eric Bischoff shocks the world by joining the nWo!
  • June 5, 2000–WCW Nitro: Eric Bischoff defeated Terry Funk to win the WCW Hardcore Title..
  • June 6, 2000–WCW Thunder: Eric Bischoff awarded Big Vito & Johnny The Bull the WCW Hardcore title..
  • ~~~Bischoff announced that the freebird rule was in effect for the Mamaluke’s Hardcore title reign..

In The Meanstime:

  • July 2001: Eric Bischoff is offered a job in the WWF, for the Invasion angle, but turns down the offer..
  • March 2002: Eric Bischoff and Juvi Guerrera got into a verbal confrontation at a recent World Wrestling All-Stars PPV – Click Here..
  • March 2002: Rumors circulate that Eric Bischoff is in minor negotiations with the WWF to be part of the WWF/nWo revival..

World Wrestling Entertainment – General Manager of RAW:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Bischoff vs ECW:

  • May 16, 2005 – RAW: Chris Benoit vs Tajiri in an ECW-rules match ended in a NO CONTEST when Eric Bischoff cancelled the match..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff then banned all RAW wrestlers from participating in ECW’s One Night Stand PPV and bans any ECW-style matches..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff adds that he is banning ECW chants by the fans and will confiscate any ECW sign that he sees in the crowd!
  • May 23, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff had a “funeral” for ECW interrupted by Vince McMahon, who brought out Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Paul Heyman pointed out that for the first time ever, the masterminds behind WWE, WCW, and ECW were in the same ring!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon revealed that he secretly supported ECW financially, while Bischoff’s WCW went out of his way to destroy it!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon encouraged the two figureheads to butt heads and proclaimed “May the best man win!” and left the ring..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman cut a promo on Eric Bischoff, inviting him to come to ECW One Night Stand to experience ECW first hand..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman put an exclamation point on his message by lighting Bischoff’s black ECW-logo wreath on fire inside the ring!
  • May 30, 2005 – RAW: Edge defeated Chris Benoit in a Tables match with help from Maven, Tomko & GENE SNITSKI!
  • ~~~Edge, Maven, Tomko & Gene Snitsky make up Bischoff’s army of volunteers who will try to put a stop to the ECW PPV..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff explains that that was a message to Paul Heyman on what to expect at One Night Stand..
  • June 6, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff & the anti-ECW crusaders (Edge/Christin/Tomko) called out Paul Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman came out with the Dudleyz to cut a promo on Bischoff and then said “ECW never backs down from a fight”..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff then called out some additional “Crusaders” to stack the deck against Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman acted scared, but then declared…. ECW NEVER BACKS DOWN FROM A FIGHT and pointed to the rafters..
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Rhyno, Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten showed up and the brawl insued with ECW coming out on top!
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: Eric Bischoff bought tickets so that his anti-ECW crusaders could sit in the balcony..
  • ~~~Bischoff’s boys were shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • ~~~Steve Austin asked Mick Foley to drag Eric Bischoff, who had joined commentary, to the ring to be taken care of..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff was then hit with a 3D from the Dudleyz, a flying headbutt from Benoit, and a 619 from Mysterio!
  • ~~~Steve Austin asked Eric Bischoff what he thinks of ECW, and Bischoff screamed “F*ck ECW!!!!!!!!!”
  • ~~~Steve Austin then kicked Eric Bischoff in the gut and Stunned him and had the Dudleyz carry him out!

World Wrestling Entertainment – Bischoff vs John Cena:

World Wrestling Entertainment – RAW vs Smackdown!:

  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Eric Bischoff finally stood up to “Vince” telling him that he was a “SICK” man..
  • ~~~After Mr. McMahon had left the building, Bischoff interjected his authority and cancelled the Smackdown! showcase match..
  • ~~~In the main event: John Cena defeated Eric Bischoff to retain the WWE championship despite interference from Kurt Angle!
  • ~~~The John Cena/Kurt Angle brawl was put on the backburner as a massive Smackdown! vs RAW brawl broke out around the ring..
  • October 24, 2005 – RAW: Kurt Angle defeated John Cena by tap out in a Non Title match with Mick Foley as the referee..
  • ~~~Mick Foley abandoned the match to brawl with Carlito Cool, so Eric Bischoff ran down to assume the referee duties..
  • ~~~Kurt Angle put the anklelock on John Cena and Bischoff lifted Cena’s arm and dropped it, simulating a tap out!
  • November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday: Eric Bischoff was humiliated when Team SD! defeated Team RAW in a 2-on-2 Tag Team match..
  • ~~~Bischoff was double-pissed after John Cena somehow defeated Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match..
  • November 4, 2005 – Smackdown!: Eric Bischoff & Theodore Long agreed to do a RAW vs SD! Elimination match at Survivor Series..
  • November 7, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff took his frustrations out on the RAW roster after embarrassing him at Taboo Tuesday..
  • November 2005: RAW GM Eric Bischoff & SD! GM Theodore Long agreed to do a RAW vs SD! Elimination match at Survivor Series..
  • November 11, 2005 – Smackdown!: Batista (SD!) vs Edge w/Lita (RAW) in an Interpromotional Street Fight ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~Chris Masters & Eric Bischoff lured Team SD! away from the building, so Kane & Big Show interfered unopposed..
  • ~~~Kane & Big Show went to the ring and attacked Batista and gave him the double-choke-slam-from-hell in the ring!
  • November 21, 2005 – RAW: Team RAW and Team Smackdown! met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • November 27, 2005 – Survivor Series: Theodore Long (SD!) defeated Eric Bischoff (RAW) with help from The Boogeyman!
  • ~~~John Cena defeated Kurt Angle and Team Smackdown! defeated Team RAW (Bad night for RAW and especially for Eric Bischoff)
  • November 28, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff annoounced that “failures would not be tolorated” and promised to fire somebody tonight!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance and took advantage of yet another opportunity to humiliate Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~~~~Vince McMahon told Eric Bischoff to set a goal tonight, and see it through, or else he just might get fired!
  • ~~~~~~Eric Bischoff set a goal to see John Cena tap out by the end of the night and lose the WWE Championship..
  • ~~~Main Event: John Cena defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Masters in a 3-WAY Submissions match to retain the WWE title!
  • December 5, 2005 – RAW: Vince McMahon led a series of “Trial of Eric Bischoff” skits which all took place in a real court room..
  • ~~~The Coach represented Eric Bischoff, and Mick Foley represented the prosecution, and of course Vince was the judge!
  • ~~~~~It all ended up in the ring at the end of the night with Vince firing Bischoff and literally slamming him in a dump truck..

World Wrestling Entertainment – Controversy Creates Cash:

  • August 2006: Eric Bischoff signed a deal with WWE for an upcoming autobiography titled “Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash”
  • September 25, 2006 – RAW: Eric Bischoff made a one-time appearance on RAW to promote the upcoming release of his auto-biography..
  • October 2, 2006 – RAW: Eric Bischoff talked to Triple H & Shawn Michaels about his book and said DX was an nWo rip-off..
  • October 23, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton (w/Edge & Lita) defeated Triple H (w/Shawn Michaels) with help from Eric Bischoff!!
  • November 5, 2006 – Cyber Sunday: Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) defeated DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels)..
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Referee for the Match: 1) Vince McMahon — 2) Eric Bischoff (60%) — or 3) Jonathan Coachman..
  • November 6, 2006 – RAW: Eric Bischoff was General Manager for one night and did his best to create controversy!
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff stirred things up all night but actually had his face pressed between the butt of Big Dick Johnson by DX!!
  • March 5, 2007 – RAW: Eric Bischoff made a brief appearance to confront Vince McMahon and endorse Donald Trump..
  • December 10, 2007–RAW 15th Anniversary: Eric Bischoff made an appearance, but got into a confrontation with Chris Jericho!
  • ~~~Chris Jericho then remembered how Eric Bischoff fired him from RAW and couldn’t resist punching Bischoff out cold!

Total Nonstop Action:

  • October 27, 2009: Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff signed contracts to join Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action promotion..
  • October 29, 2009 – TNA iMPACT: They showed footage of Hulk Hogan‘s press conference at Madison Square Garden in NYC..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Eric Bischoff introduced Hulk Hogan, who was there to promote his book, “My Life Outside the Ring.”
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hulk Hogan immediately announced that his new business partner was Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling..
  • ~~~TNA President Dixie Carter delivered a short speech about what it meant to bring Hulk Hogan to Total Nonstop Action..

Total Nonstop Action:

  • January 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff debuted with TNA making it clear that change was on its way..
  • ~Kevin Nash & Scott Hall & Sean Waltman tried to reform the nWo, but Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff said these were different times..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff ripped up the format and said they were taking over and they would turn the company up-side-down starting NOW..
  • ~~~~Mick Foley was on a rampage looking for Hulk Hogan, but found Eric Bischoff instead, and Nash/Hall/Waltman assaulted him!
  • January 17, 2010 – TNA Genesis: Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff made their TNA PPV debut and immediately got rid of the six-sided ring..
  • ~~~The fans booed the two men for the change, and Eric Bischoff responded by saying “get used to it, there’s more change coming!”
  • January 21, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Mick Foley threw a fit backstage and demanded a meeting behind closed doors with Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff emerged from the office a bloody mess, staggered to the ring, and boldly announced, “Mick Foley, you’re FIRED!”
  • ~~~Also on the show: Bobby Lashley sincerely apologized to Eric Bischoff man-to-man – and this impressed Bischoff very much..
  • January 28, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan tried fixing things between Bischoff & Foley – and asked Foley to be a team player..
  • ~~~Jeff Jarrett apologized to Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff and said he was willing to put on the tights and work up the ladder..
  • ~~~LATER: Eric Bischoff politely checked up on Bobby Lashley‘s comfort before firing him on the spot! (Lashley flipped out!)
  • ~~~~~~Eric Bischoff threatened to fire Abyss & Jeremy Borash from TNA if Mick Foley didn’t stick around and be a team player..
  • February 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff had an in-ring confrontation with Mick Foley once again threaten to fire his friends!
  • February 11, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff continued his storylines making Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley lives miserable..
  • February 18, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff sent Mick Foley away with designers to go shopping and get a full makeover..
  • ~~~~~~Eric Bischoff got mad and sent his troops in to attack both Abyss & Jeff Jarrett and tried to unmask Abyss in the ring!
  • ~~~Bischoff was about to rip off Abyss’ mask, but Hulk Hogan showed up just in time and ordered Abyss to go to his office…
  • February 25, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff ordered Jeff Jarrett to work in catering flipping burgers for the iMPACT Zone..
  • ~~~Mick Foley showed up wearing a new suit complete with mustard stain, so Eric Bischoff sent him off to etiquette school..
  • March 8, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff declared that he wanted to push the X-Division to bigger and better heights!
  • ~~Eric also got involved with “the Band” storyline, booking Kevin Nash & Eric Young vs. Scott Hall & Sean Waltman at the PPV..
  • March 15, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff tried to shave Mick Foley’s head but Foley ended up shaving Bischoff’s head!!
  • March 22, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff handed Jeff Jarrett a guitar, then turned around, and begged Jeff to hit him with it..
  • ~~~First Jeff Jarrett left the ring, but when Bischoff called him a coward, he jumped back in and smashed the guitar over his head!
  • ~~~~~Eric Bischoff was pissed, so he booked a revenge match – Jeff Jarrett defeated Mick Foley in a No-DQ Loser Is Fired match..

Total Nonstop Action:

  • March 29, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Brooke Adams debuted as Eric Bischoff’s personal assistant, known as “Miss Tessmocker”..
  • April 18, 2010 – TNA Lockdown: Rob Van Dam defeated “Cowboy” James Storm to win the advantage in the Lethal Lockdown..
  • ~~~~~Team Hogan defeated Team Flair in the Lethal Lockdown match after interference by Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, & Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Team Hogan consisted of Abyss & Jeff Jarrett & Rob Van Dam & Jeff Hardy w/”The Immortal” Hulk Hogan..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Team Flair consisted of Sting & Desmond Wolfe & Robert Roode & James Storm w/Ric Flair & Chelsea..
  • ~~~~~The finish saw Eric Bischoff come down and hand Hulk Hogan some brass knuckles so he could knock out Ric Flair!
  • May 13, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff set up a Non-title match between champion Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy, and A.J. Styles..
  • May 20, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff revealed his Top 10 Rankings – voted on by himself, Hulk Hogan, and Dixie Carter..
  • June 3, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff tried to talk sense into Sting and also talked about letting the fans run TNA..
  • July 1, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan got into a physical altercation with Abyss…. Eric Bischoff slapped Abyss across the face!
  • ~~~LATER: Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, and Dixie Carter agreed that Sting was a “cancer” that had to be removed from TNA..
  • ~~~Dixie went to the rafters to inform Sting that he was suspended… he reacted aggressively and was ready to blurt out the “truth”..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff showed up with security and escorted Sting out of the building – and told Dixie she needed security from now on..
  • July 29, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff announced that 8/12 would feature “the Whole F’n Show” with PPV quality matches..
  • ~~~Abyss came out with a 2X4 with spikes in it and threatened Bischoff into booking his match with RVD at The Whole F’n Show..
  • August 5, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan hyped “The Whole F’n Show” but then were confronted by Kevin Nash..
  • ~~~Kevin Nash attacked Bischoff & Hogan, then Jeff Jarrett made the save. . . . . Sting showed up and helped Nash finish the assault!
  • August 19, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff was not happy about Abyss attacking RVD and had to vacate the TNA World title..
  • September 16, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Dixie Carter over-turned one of Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff’s decisions about the main event..
  • October 7, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss physically terrorized Dixie Carter and said when “THEY” arrive in TNA she will be GONE!
  • ~~~Dixie Carter ordered Eric Bischoff to fire Abyss immediately, but Rob Van Dam begged them to wait until AFTER Bound For Glory..
  • ~~Eric Bischoff produced documents that would terminate Abyss’ contract after BFG and a furious Dixie signed them without reading..
  • October 10, 2010 – TNA Bound For Glory: Jeff Hardy defeated Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson in a 3-WAY to win the vacant TNA title!
  • ~~~After the referee was bumped, Eric Bischoff came down to act as referee – but it looked like he was going to “screw” Kurt Angle..
  • ~~~Suddenly, Hulk Hogan (on crutches) showed up to stop Bischoff – however, Hulk gave his crutches to Hardy to use as a weapon!
  • ~~~Jeff Hardy broke one crutch over Kurt Angle‘s back and the other crutch over Mr. Anderson’s back as Hogan & Bischoff smiled..
  • ~~~~~Jeff Hardy hit Mr. Anderson with the Twist of Fate and pinned him to become the NEW TNA World Heavyweight champion!!!
  • ~~~~~~Jeff Hardy, Hulk Hogan, and Eric Bischoff were joined by Jeff Jarrett & Abyss to celebrate Hardy’s big championship victory..

Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL:

  • October 14, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan‘s “Immortal” formed an unbeatable alliance with Ric Flair‘s “Fortune” faction..
  • ~~~~Eric Bischoff invited Sting & Kevin Nash to join the group – but they declined, deciding to walk out of TNA and go home instead..
  • ~~~~It was revealed that Dixie Carter was set up by Eric Bischoff and tricked into signing papers that gave up control of the company..
  • ~~~~Dixie Carter confronted Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff in the office but they ordered TNA security to throw her out of the building..
  • October 21, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair took control of the show while Hulk Hogan was out recoving from surgery..
  • October 28, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Matt Morgan questioned Eric Bischoff’s decision to force Mr. Anderson to wrestle with a concussion..
  • November 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff defeated Mr. Anderson by forfeit when he no-showed (so Anderson lost his title shot)
  • ~~~~Matt Morgan hit the ring and flattened Bischoff with a Carbon Footprint and then signed the contract for a title shot at Turning Point..
  • November 25, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, and Ric Flair had a Thankgiving party all-night for Immortal & Fortune..
  • ~~~~Bischoff invited former president of TNA, Dixie Carter, to join them so they could gloat about having taken TNA away from her..
  • ~~~~Dixie showed up and served Hulk Hogan with legal documents which put an injunction on all of his activities in TNA immediately..
  • December 5, 2010 – TNA Final Resolution: Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Morgan to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~Guest referee Mr. Anderson (chosen by Matt Morgan) was taken out when Eric Bischoff pushed him head-first into the ring post..

Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL:

  • December 9, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff booked Morgan vs. Anderson, even though Anderson was not medically cleared..
  • December 23, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair ordered Immortal/Fortune to take control of all the TNA championship..
  • December 30, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Bischoff & Flair had Mick Foley thrown out of the building when he stuck his nose in their business..
  • January 6, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: Bischoff & Flair indicated that they were disappointed with A.J. Styles and challenged him to rise up..
  • January 9, 2011 – TNA Genesis: Mr. Anderson defeated Matt Morgan in a #1 Contenders match for the TNA World Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~They cracked heads and a dazed Anderson rolled up Morgan for the win! Bischoff ruled that the title match would take place NOW!
  • ~~~~Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy with lots of outside interference and a Mic Check to win the TNA World Heavyweight title!!!
  • ~~~~Finally Eric Bischoff got in the ring with a chair, but Mr. Anderson caught him and took him out with an electrifying Mic Check!

Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL:

  • January 13, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Abyss was attacked backstage by Crimson, who had a warning for Immortal that “THEY” were coming..
  • ~~~~Abyss freaked out and reported what happened to Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair, who thought Abyss was just having flashbacks..
  • January 20, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Crimson attacked A.J. Styles with new warning that “THEY” were coming February 3rd..
  • ~~~~LATER: The show ended with Abyss coming out on stage and collapsing, revealing that the spiked 2X4 was stuck in his spine!
  • ~~~~Crimson came out onto the stage wearing a suit and red tie to publicly announce that “THEY” were coming on February 3rd!
  • February 3, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Scott Steiner declined Eric Bischoff’s offer to join Immortal, but instead joined Kurt Angle & Crimson..
  • February 3, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy after interference by A.J. Styles to retain the TNA Championship!
  • ~~~~In a shocking turn of events, interference by Immortal was stopped by Fourtune – who refused to take a backseat to Immortal!
  • ~~~~Fourtune (Styles & Kazarian & Roode & Storm) revealed themselves to be “THEY” and joined Angle, Crimson, & Steiner’s group..

Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL 100% CONTROL:

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:

  • April 15, 2012 – Lockdown: Team Garett (Garett Bischoff, Austin Aries, Mr. Anderson, A.J. Styles, and Rob Van Dam) defeated Team Eric (Eric Bischoff, Gunner, Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, and Bully Ray) in a Lethal Lockdown steel cage match.
  • ~~~~Eric Bischoff had to leave TNA as a result of the loss.
  • April 26, 2012 – TNA IMPACT: Eric Bischoff defeated Jeremy Borash.
  • Eric Bischoff did some work for TNA wrestling backstage.
  • October 2013: Eric Bischoff was sent home until his contract expired.
  • Eric Bischoff TNA contract expired in 2014 and never got renewed.
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