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

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 – WCW Monday NITRO: Eric Bischoff shocks the world by joining the nWo!
  • June 5, 2000–WCW Monday 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:

  • July 15, 2002 – RAW: Eric Bischoff is named the “General Manager” of the WWE RAW brand by former enemy, Vince McMahon..
  • ~~~Bischoff begins a campaign over the next few weeks to sign Rock, Triple H, Hulk Hogan among others..
  • July 21, 2002 – Vengeance: Bischoff officially signs Triple H to the RAW brand..
  • July 29, 2002 – RAW: Bischoff officially steals Lance Storm, Christian, Test & Chris Jericho from Smackdown!
  • August 1, 2002 – SmackDown!: Bischoff is thrown out of the building but returns to the front row with a ticket..
  • ~~~Stephanie McMahon announces that Benoit & Guerrero had jumped from RAW to Smackdown!
  • ~~~Bischoff jumps the rail and is thrown out of the building again by Security..
  • August 26, 2002 – RAW: Eric unifies the Intercontinental & Hardcore titles in a match between Rob Van Dam & Tommy Dreamer..
  • ~~~Also awards Jimmy Snuka a Lifetime achievement award, just before ordering the Island Boyz to attack!
  • ~~~Bischoff was informed by Stephanie McMahon, that Brock Lesnar (and the Undisputed Title) are now exclusive to Smackdown!
  • September 9, 2002 – RAW: Eric Bischoff sinks to a whole new low, promising HLA (Hot Lesbian Action) live on RAW!
  • ~~~Bischoff brings out the lesbians and talks them out of their clothes before Rosey & Jamal appear and demolish the Lesbians!
  • September 12, 2002 – SmackDown!: Bischoff disguises himself as a minister with an incredible make-up job..
  • ~~~The minister performs the “Billy & Chuck Commitment Ceremony”..
  • ~~~Bischoff unvailed himself and ends up calling out Jamal & Rosey to attack Billy, Chuck & Stephanie McMahon..
  • ~~~Rico was in on it and joins the RAW brand!
  • September 16, 2002 – RAW: A group of women calling themselves “the International Organization for Women” protest RAW..
  • ~~~Bischoff decides to meet with them inside the ring..
  • ~~~Bischoff sets them up for their “three minutes of fame”..
  • ~~~Before Rosey & Jamal can attack, one of the women steps forward and kicks Bischoff in the crotch!
  • ~~~She takes of her wig and it’s Stephanie McMahon!
  • ~~~Billy & Chuck hit the ring and give Bischoff a clothesline off the top rope!
  • ~~~Rosey & Jamal make the save but Steph, Billy & Chuck escape through the crowd…
  • September 22, 2002 – Unforgiven: Rosey/Jamal defeat Billy/Chuck forcing Steph to perform HLA..
  • ~~~Bischoff brought out a big ugly lesbian for Steph, but it turned out to be Rikishi, who gave Bischoff the stinkface!
  • October 7, 2002 – RAW: Bischoff presents an entertaining edition of RAW called RAW Roulette..
  • October 20, 2002 – No Mercy: Bischoff is threatened by Big Show to start pushing him or he will break his neck!
  • October 21, 2002 – RAW: Announces that Big Show was traded to Smackdown! and an Elimination Chamber at Survivor Series..
  • October 31, 2002 – SmackDown!: Bischoff shares a mysterious kiss with his mortal enemy, Stephanie McMahon!
  • January 13, 2003 – RAW: Bischoff is given 30 days by Vince McMahon to turn around RAW or else “YYOOOUUU’REEE FIRED!!!”..
  • January 20, 2003 – RAW: Bischoff’s “bombshell” is that he is inviting Steve Austin to retain to the WWE at No Way Out..
  • Febuary 3, 2003 – RAW: Bischoff travels to Texas to meet with Steve Austin but is only given the runaround by the locals..
  • February 10, 2003 – RAW: Bischoff fires Jim Ross — Vince McMahon fires Bischoff, but rehires him later when JR signs Steve Austin..
  • February 17, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff defeats Jim Ross after Sean Morley interfered, and smashed a cinder block on JR’s face..
  • ~~~Bischoff celebrated by drinking beers in the same fashion that Stone Cold Steve Austin used to drink..
  • February 23, 2002 – No Way Out: Steve Austin makes his return to the WWE whooping Eric Bischoff’s ass in a matter of seconds!
  • March 10, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff tries to make peace with Steve Austin, but Austin stomps a mudhole in him!
  • March 17, 2003 – RAW: Steve Austin defeats Eric Bischoff in a no disqualification match dispite interference from The Rock!
  • ~~~Before the event, Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair got into a minor scuffle backstage (not televised or storyline 100% legit)..
  • March 31, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff fires Steve Austin because he is a liability, saying that Austin has hidden his health problems..
  • April 7, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff confronts Jim Ross about some comments he made last week, and JR gets pissed off and QUITS!
  • April 14, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff teases the fans making them think Stone Cold Steve Austin would return, but it was a swerve..
  • April 28, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff beats Trish in a no disqualification match with help from Jazz to win a hotel meeting with Trish..
  • ~~~Linda McMahon showed up and put Eric Bischoff in his place, naming his new co-GM, Stone Cold Steve Austin!!!!!!!!
  • May 5, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff was stepped on all night long by Steve Austin in a battle for power..
  • May 18, 2003 – Judgment Day: Steve Austin spends the entire show getting his co-GM, Eric Bischoff, drunk and stuffed!
  • May 19, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff is not himself tonight as he is suffering from a major hangover and Steve Austin teases him..
  • June 15, 2003 – Bad Blood: Steve Austin defeats Eric Bischoff in a “Rednack Triathlon” (Burping, Pie Eating & Pig Pen Fun)..
  • June 30, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff forces Kane to face the crowd, and Kane ends up chokeslamming Bischoff off the stage!
  • August 4, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff beat Shane McMahon in a “No Holds Barred” match after Kane tombstoned Shane on the steps!
  • August 11, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff defeated Kane by count out when Kane refused to fight Bischoff because its what “They” want!
  • August 18, 2003 – RAW: Linda McMahon issues a live statement but is interrupted when Eric Bischoff shows up at her house!
  • August 24, 2003 – SummerSlam: Shane McMahon defeated Eric Bischoff after interference from The Coach (heel turn) & Steve Austin..
  • October 20, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff challenged Steve Austin to a Team Bischoff vs Team Austin match at Survivor Series..
  • November 3, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff & Steve Austin continue picking their teams for their 5-on-5 match at Survivor Series..
  • November 16, 2003 – Survivor Series: Team Bischoff defeated Team Austin officially ending Steve Austin’s reign as co-GM of RAW..
  • November 17, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff grants all five members of Team Bischoff one favor each, to be cashed in any time..
  • ~~~Later – Molly Holly & Eric Bischoff beats Matt Hardy & Lita when Matt Hardy walks out on Lita, and dumps her on the spot!
  • November 24, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff presents the second ever RAW ROULETTE, which is a pretty entertaining concept at times..
  • December 1, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff is shocked when Mick Foley shows up on RAW and appoints himself a Co-GM of the brand!
  • January 5, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff, fearing the arrival of Steve Austin, hands over his GM duties to Theodore Long for one night..
  • January 12, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff returns to his General Manager duties on RAW..
  • January 25, 2004 – Royal Rumble: Eric Bischoff (RAW GM) and Paul Heyman (SD! GM) get into confrontation and begin to cat fight..
  • ~~~Sherrif Steve Austin drove his four-wheeler to the ring and delivered Stunners to both General Managers..
  • February 23, 2004 – RAW: Vince McMahon calls out Eric Bischoff for a “fight” to hype up the release of the Monday Night Wars DVD..
  • ~~~The match was ruled a no contest after Brock Lesnar showed up and attacked referee Stone Cold Steve Austin!
  • May 10, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff tells William Regal to sabotage Eugene’s match so he’ll lose and quit with embarrassment..
  • ~~~Eugene managed to defeated Rob Conway, despite William Regal briefly tripping him from outside the ring..
  • May 31, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff orders The Coach to apologize to Eugene it was all another set-up to embarass Eugene..
  • September 27, 2004 – RAW: Vince McMahon books Eric Bischoff in a match against Eugene at Taboo Tuesday (fans chose stips)..
  • October 4, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff pays off Carmella to try to convince Eugene not to go through with the match..
  • October 18, 2004 – RAW: Gene Snitsky demolished Eugene Dinsmore in a match purposely set up by Eric Bischoff..
  • October 19, 2004 – Taboo Tuesday: Eugene Dinsmore defeated Eric Bischoff in a “Hair vs Hair” match..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff’s then received a buzzcut from Eugene, revealing a whole lot of grey hairs, which Vince McMahon poked fun at!
  • October 25, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff comes out and says that he’s tired of being held back & decides to give himself the night off!
  • December 13, 2004 – RAW: Eric Bischoff books an Elimination Chamber match for New Years Revolution for the vacant World title!
  • March 7, 2005 – RAW: Randy Orton proposed match against Undertaker, and then delivers an RKO to the “Legend” Eric Bischoff..
  • March 17, 2005 – SmackDown!: Eric Bischoff & Theodore Long attended the contract signing between Undertaker and Randy Orton..

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, challenged 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:

  • July 11, 2005 – RAW: John Cena gave Eric Bischoff the FU slam after Chris Jericho refused to come to the ring..
  • August 2005: Eric Bischoff put his political powers behind Chris Jericho’s challenge for John Cena’s WWE title at SummerSlam..
  • August 8, 2005 – RAW: Chris Jericho defeated referee Chad Patton in a match ordered by Eric Bischoff to punish Patton..
  • August 22, 2005 – RAW: John Cena defeated Chris Jericho in a “You’re Fired” match resulting in Y2J being FIRED by Eric Bischoff!
  • ~~~After the match, Kurt Angle attacked John Cena and Eric Bischoff named Angle the NEW #1 Contender to Cena’s WWE title..
  • September 18, 2005 – Unforgiven: Kurt Angle beat John Cena (Champion) by disqualification when Cena was caught using the belt as a weapon..
  • ~~~After the ruling, Eric Bischoff interjected and ruled that Cena doesn’t get the belt back —- so John Cena FU’d Bischoff!
  • September 19, 2005 – RAW: Eric Bischoff was ready to present the WWE title to Kurt Angle when Vince McMahon showed up!
  • September 26, 2005 – RAW: Vince McMahon showed up again and booked Bischoff in a WWE title match at “WWE Homecoming”..
  • ~~~Kurt Angle angleslammed John Cena through a Table and Eric Bischoff raised the WWE championship belt over his head!

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 announced that “failures would not be tolarated” 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 disqualification Loser Is Fired match..

Total Nonstop Action:

  • March 29, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Brooke Adams debuted as Eric Bischoff’s personal assistant, known as “Miss Tessmacker”..
  • 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 recovering 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 Thanksgiving 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:

  • March 3, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Hulk Hogan returned after winning his court battle with Dixie Carter – now having 100% control of TNA!
  • May 19, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Matt Hardy and Eric Bischoff defeated the Young Bucks.

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.

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • June 27, 2019: WWE announced that Eric Bischoff will run the WWE SmackDown Live Show.
  • October 15, 2019: WWE has confirmed that Eric Bischoff is no longer with the company.
  • April 2021: Eric Bischoff was inducted in the 2021 WWE Hall Of Fame.
  • December 27, 2021 – RAW: Eric Bischoff was the wedding’s officiant for The Miz & Maryse.

All Elite Wrestling:

  • August 5, 2020 – AEW Dynamite # 44: Eric Bischoff made his All Elite Wrestling debut by hosting the debate between Chris Jericho & Orange Cassidy.
Updated: January 2, 2022 @ 7:24 am

Social Media

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Trained By

WCW Power Plant




May 27, 1955


Detroit, Michigan




5' 10" (178 cm)


194 lbs (88 kg)

Finishing Move(s)

Roundhouse Kick,
Super Kick

Favorite Move(s)

Various Taekwondo Kicks and Punches

Notable Feuds

Ric Flair,
Steiner Brothers,
Lex Luger,
Roddy Piper,
Diamond Dallas Page,
Stephanie McMahon,
The Dudley Boyz,
Steve Austin,
John Cena,
Theodore Long,
Vince McMahon,
Mick Foley (TNA),
Jeff Jarrett (TNA),