83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

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Robert
 Jul 26, 2018
Eric and Conrad are awesome together. I like when Eric gets hot about bs from the dirt sheets.

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Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson!

Episode Date
Starrcade '97
03:08:52
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, they cover one of the most successful and controversial events in WCW history, Starrcade '97! Enjoy this sometimes heated discussion, and hear the stories surrounding this event, including addressing and squashing the rumors behind the Hulk Hogan-Sting finish, what Nick Patrick was told to do, and what Bret Hart's involvement was intended to be. Also, why did Kevin Nash and Konnan miss the show, and why was Raven replaced in the ring by Perry Saturn? What was the story behind Dean Malenko nearly missing the show as well? All this, plus talk about Bischoff's match with Larry Zbyszko, Randy Savage's surprise appearance, DDP- Curt Hennig, Goidberg-Mongo, Bagwell-Luger, "NWO Nitro," and so much more!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Dec 10, 2018
Starrcade 1996
02:26:36
Join Eric and Conrad this week as they delve deep into the subject of WCW Starrcade '96! What was the story behind the Hollywood Hogan-Roddy Piper main event, and why did it wind up being non-title? What did Eric think of Lex Luger's performance in the semi-main against The Giant? At this point in late 1996, what were his thoughts on his pal Diamond Dallas Page's career, and what about Eddie Guerrero, who'd been with the company for over a year? How did The Outsiders vs. The Faces Of Fear come about? Who on this card did Eric think had the worst wrestling gear he's ever seen? All this, plus talk about Mysterio-Liger, working with Sonny Onoo, burying Vince McMahon in interviews, a Muhammad Ali story, and so much more!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Dec 03, 2018
AWA
02:11:18
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric delves deep into his entrance into the pro wrestling business, with Verne Gagne's AWA! Eric talks about his earliest introduction to the Gagne family and the AWA, the investment and promotional opportunity that led him to calling Verne on the phone, the day he was caught by surprise and asked to act as the backstage interviewer, promoting AWA shows, working with AWA talents like Greg Gagne, The Midnight Rockers, Curt Hennig, Larry Zbyszko, Scott Hall, and more, plus the guys cover the newest WWE Network Hidden Gem sensation, The AWA Team Challenge Series pilot!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Nov 26, 2018
First Year in the WWE
02:10:57
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, they discuss Eric's first year with the WWE, as Raw General Manager! Topics discussed include working with Vince McMahon, Sterphanie, Triple H, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, The Undertaker, Randy Orton, The Big Show, and more! Plus what were Eric's thoughts on "HLA," and the Billy and Chuck Wedding, which featured his very memorable surprise cameo!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Nov 19, 2018
Eric's WWE Debut
01:29:28
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, they discuss Eric's surprise debut on WWE Monday Night Raw, in July 2002! Hear about what Eric was up to in between the close of WCW and his WWE run, including TV projects, and even some MatRats talk! How did Eric wind up in WWE, who contacted him, why wasn't he involved in the Invasion angle, how did the concept of his debut take shape, what were some of the reactions he saw around him, and how did he feel his first appearance went? All this and so much more!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Nov 12, 2018
Q & A Episode
01:29:08
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric and Conrad hit up the listener mailbag! Check out Easy E's answers on a variety of topics, including dream booking committees, what is a "dingleberry," did he really watch ECW, an answer to Vince Russo, how was it kissing Linda McMahon, and so much more!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Nov 05, 2018
Halloween Havoc '95
01:53:14
This week on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Eric and Conrad are ready for Halloween, as they travel back in time to Halloween Havoc '95....and the Yeti! How in the heck did a 7 foot tall man dressed as a Mummy but named after the Abominable Snowman make air in the main event of a WCW PPV? Whose idea was it to push The Giant off the top of a building? We answer those questions, plus we hear all about how Nitro was performing, Sting/Ric Flair vs. Arn Anderson/Brian Pillman, The Four Horsemen, Lex Luger, Meng, The Powers Of Pain in WCW, Sabu in WCW, Kurasawa vs. Hawk, Randy Savage, Johnny B. Badd vs. DDP, Dean Malenko teaming with Chris Benoit, and so much more from this wild time period in WCW history!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Oct 30, 2018
Vader in WCW
02:34:34
This week on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Eric and Conrad discuss the WCW run of 3 time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, VADER! Hear all about Eric's early experiences with Vader, how their working relationship evolved, the name "Big Van Vader" and New Japan Pro Wrestling. and Eric's memories of Vader working with Cactus Jack, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Davey Boy Smith, Sting, Hulk Hogan, Ole Anderson, Ricky Steamboat, and more, PLUS Eric's take on Vader's infamous exit from WCW and his legacy in the wrestling business!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Oct 22, 2018
The Giant in WCW
01:59:46
This week on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Eric and Conrad discuss the WCW run of "The Giant" Paul Wight, also known as "The Big Show" in WWE. Hear about Paul's early days in wrestling, how he was discovered by Hulk Hogan, the WCW Power Plant, The Dungeon Of Doom, the infamous Cobo Hall angle, becoming WCW Champion, working with Hogan both in the ring and out, joining the NWO in 1996, his unfocused babyface and heel turns, smoking on the way to the ring, teaming with Lex Luger and Scott Hall, his troubles with Kevin Nash both in and out of the ring, working with Ric Flair, Diamond Dallas Page, The Steiner Bros., Sting, and finally, leaving for the WWF/WWE in early 1999. All this plus all the ins and outs of The Giant in WCW!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Oct 15, 2018
Halloween Havoc '98
01:49:35
Eric and Conrad travel back twenty years to WCW Halloween Havoc '98! From the opening match between Chris Jericho and Raven, to the WCW World Title main event between Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page, they leave no stone unturned! What did Eric think of the beginning of Raven's "spoiled rich kid" angle? Disco Inferno in TWO matches on the card?! Who did Lodi replace in his match with Perry Saturn? What was with the Steiner Bros. calamity? And what about the infamous Hogan-Warrior rematch? Is it still just as bad after all this time? Plus, DDP-Goldberg getting cut short, and how much money Eric thinks that cost WCW. All this plus talk about Hall vs. Nash, Sting vs. Bret Hart, Fit Finlay, Billy Kidman, Buff Bagwell, Wrath, Juventud Guerrera, and so much more!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Oct 08, 2018
Rowdy Roddy Piper in WCW
02:26:12
How did WWE Icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper wind up working for the competition? Was there any difficulty setting up the matches against long time rival Hulk Hogan? What is the true story behind the locker room argument and incident between Roddy and Kevin Nash? What were the dynamics like between Roddy and his close friend Ric Flair? What was the story behing the boxing match with Buff Bagwell? All this and more as Eric and Conrad go over WWE Hall Of Famer Roddy Piper's WCW run!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
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Oct 01, 2018
Nitro: September 25, 2000
01:42:41
It's WCW Monday Nitro, it's live from the Nassau Colliseum, and Vince Russo is in a main event Caged Heat Match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship! Join Eric and Conrad as they watch the show live, and give their thoughts on Russo, The ICP, Lance Storm, Mark Madden, Pamela Paulshock, Mike Awesome, Disco Inferno, Konnan, The Nitro Grill, Goldberg, Jeff Jarrett, Hugh G. Rection, Big Vito, Booker T, gimmick matches, Sting, Scott Steiner, Kevin Nash, The Natural Born Thrillers, and so much more!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
Get 20% off your AncestryDNA Kit at ancestry.com/83weeks when you use promo code 83WEEKS
 
 
Get your first shipment of Blue Chew FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code 83 Weeks at bluechew.com
 
The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
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Sep 24, 2018
Bischoff vs. Flair
02:11:55

When and where did Ric and Eric first meet? When did the "heat" between them really begin? Did Ric try to hold up Eric for a new contract in 1994? What problems existed in 1995? What moment can Eric point to in 1996 when he thinks things started to really fall apart? What was the truth about Ric's contract in 1998? What about the private plane costs Ric wrote about in his book? What can't Eric defend today? Did the infamous "locker room meeting" really take place? Why did Eric bury Ric on the Thunder he missed? Was Ric ever fired? Was Eric concerned Ric may show up on WWF TV? How did everyone come to terms to come back together? What was scripted in Ric's promo from his return? What was real?

 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks
 
Get 20% off your AncestryDNA Kit at ancestry.com/83weeks when you use promo code 83WEEKS
 
 
Get your first shipment of Blue Chew FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code 83 Weeks at bluechew.com
 
The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
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Sep 17, 2018
Fall Brawl 1998 (Warrior in WCW)
02:00:59
Why did Janie Engle quit? What happened with Nick Lambros? Why was the concept of War Games changed? What did Eric regret most about this show and feel the need to apologize for? Why was Stevie Ray in the main event? Plus Eric's thoughts on what could have been better about Jericho's segment, the best Steiner promo Eric remembers, what was going on with Scott Hall, and of course the good, the bad, and the ugly about the debut of the Warrior in WCW!
 
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Ask a question about Flair returning to Nitro on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
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Sep 10, 2018
The First WCW Monday Nitro
00:58:19

Join Eric and Conrad fresh from Starrcast weekend as they live watch the first ever WCW Monday Nitro! They go back to September 1995 and talk about Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman, filming the Nitro open, Flair vs. Sting, Hogan vs. Big Bubba Rogers, The Mall Of America and so much more!

Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Check out FITE.TV for all the replays of Eric's show at Starrcast!
Sep 04, 2018
Sting's 1996
01:50:02

On this week's episode of 83 Weeks, Eric and Conrad go over the whole of Sting's 1996 in WCW. Teaming with Lex Luger, working with The Road Warriors, Booker T, Lord Steven Regal and more! Also, the arrival of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, and all about the beginnings of Sting's "Crow" character plus much much more!

 

Want FRONT ROW seats to ALL IN? Pre-Order Starrcast on FITE for your chance to win the tickets, round trip airfare to Chicago, three nights in a hotel suite, Platinum Bracelets to Starrcast, and tickets to every Official Meet & Greet! PLUS you get 20+ live shows, over 40 hours of content both live and on demand at FITE.tv/starrcast -- hurry contest ends 8/27!

Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
Pre-Order STARRCAST before 8/10 to see Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and to see Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events for just $99 and you get a $20 FITE credit! fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks
 
Get a FREE two month trial, including Summerslam, at WWENetwork.com/83weeks
 
Get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE with your first purchase at  tryomax.com/83weeks
 
The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com
 
Oh and don't drink and drive!
Aug 27, 2018
The Last WCW Monday Nitro
01:40:47

Until this watch-a-long with Conrad, Eric Bischoff had never watched the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro. Join Conrad and Eric to go through this huge night in wrestling history, including talk about the sale to WWE, Scott Steiner, Booker T, Sting, Ric Flair, Brad Siegel, and so much more!

 

Want FRONT ROW seats to ALL IN? Pre-Order Starrcast on FITE for your chance to win the tickets, round trip airfare to Chicago, three nights in a hotel suite, Platinum Bracelets to Starrcast, and tickets to every Official Meet & Greet! PLUS you get 20+ live shows, over 40 hours of content both live and on demand at FITE.tv/starrcast -- hurry contest ends 8/27!

Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
Pre-Order STARRCAST before 8/10 to see Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and to see Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events for just $99 and you get a $20 FITE credit! fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks
 
Get a FREE two month trial, including Summerslam, at WWENetwork.com/83weeks
 
Get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE with your first purchase at  tryomax.com/83weeks
 
The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com
 
Oh and don't drink and drive!
Aug 20, 2018
Randy Savage's 1995
02:15:16
OHHHHHH YEAAAAAAH! Eric believes Hogan and Savage were almost interchageable as THE top star in the business. So it's no wonder he wanted the "Macho Man" in WCW. Find out when he was "sold" on Savage once he was in power, who introduced the two, the details of how his deal was put together, where Slim Jim fit in, what concerns existed based on the Hogan-Savage relationship, why he was debuted the way he was, comparing the Hogan debut to his, how he got along with Sting, why he worked the early opponents he did, when Eric heard "the rumor" about Savage, what Savage told Eric, the four star match with Flair on PPV, the craziest thing you've ever heard about Steve Austin in WCW, why Savage never pinned Hogan clean, how Savage was at home, when and how Lanny was signed, why Angelo was booked in '95, who put Flair in drag, his relationship with Liz, and of course the very interesting finish to World World War 3 in '95 when Savage won the title for the first time. SNAP INTO IT!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
Pre-Order STARRCAST before 8/10 to see Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and to see Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events for just $99 and you get a $20 FITE credit! fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks
 
Get a FREE two month trial, including Summerslam, at WWENetwork.com/83weeks
 
Get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE with your first purchase at OMAX.com/83weeks
 
The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com
 
Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com
 
Oh and don't drink and drive!
Aug 13, 2018
Monday Nitro from 8-9-99
02:11:35
Eric and Conrad believe this could be their best episode yet! There is so much to cover from Rap is Crap, Master P, a KISS wrestler, the boys abusing the injury clauses in their contracts, Nash losing some confidence as booker, and of course Hulk Hogan breaking out the red and yellow for the first time in years! This is the "State of WCW" from the Summer of 1999--just about a month before Eric was sent home! Don't miss it!
 
Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks
 
Pre-Order STARRCAST before 8/10 to see Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and to see Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events for just $79 and you get a $20 FITE credit! fite.tv/starrcast
 
Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com
 
Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com 
 
Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com
 
Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com
 
Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks
 
Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks
 
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Aug 06, 2018
Monday Nitro from 7-29-96
01:27:04
Hulk Hogan is officially a bad guy and WCW is now in the driver's seats for Monday night ratings. The angle they did on this show created real life chaos and was masterfully done. Of course Hog Wild was the next PPV but they were really building towards Clash of the Champions with Hogan vs. Flair and what many believed to be Horsemen vs. nWo at War Games in September. This week Eric explains the difficulties of shooting outdoors, why it was done here at Disney, what restrictions they had on WCW, why Turner couldn't care less during this month, and specifically what challenges were presented with doing production for WCW shows. And of course everyone has to give "props" to the "Macho Man" for committing to a scene the way no one ever has before on this show!
 
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Jul 30, 2018
Hog Wild 1996
02:10:31
A motorcycle rally in tiny town in South Dakota with no building and oh yeah you can’t sell tickets—perfect spot for a PPV, right? Eric Bischoff thought so, but why? Head the story of how Hog Wild came to be and what the “end game” for the show really was for Turner. Get “into the weeds” about the business side of WCW in a way that’s never been discussed before! Plus the guys tackle the “rumor and innuendo” about the Harlem Heat at this event, why the name was changed, who was supposed to be in Beefcake’s spot, Heenan drinking before shows, who dressed Tony Schiavone, and what may have been “off” about Hulk Hogan that night.  
 
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Jul 23, 2018
Bash At The Beach 1994
02:07:51

Bash at the Beach 1994 has the dream match everyone wanted for ten years and the result of it finally happening surpassed all expectations! Join Eric and Conrad as they discuss why WCW debuted Hogan with a ticker tape parade, what was more important to Hogan than money, why Flair-Hogan was always the plan, why Ted was involved, how all of the celebrities came about, and what single piece of marketing Eric thought paid off huge! Don’t miss Bash at the Beach 1994!

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Jul 16, 2018
Brian Pillman
02:30:20

What REALLY happened with "I Respect You Bookerman," Pillman showing up in ECW, and the release that Eric Bischoff gave Brian Pillman? Find out as we share Eric's side of the story in great detail for the very first time!

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Jul 09, 2018
Goldberg Beating Hogan on Nitro - 20 Year Anniversary
02:11:55
WCW had it's best week ever, this week 20 years ago! Join Eric and Conrad as they examine the first part of that phenomenal week when Goldberg defeated Hogan for the World Title in front of the largest cable audience to ever see wrestling and a record house at the Georgia Dome! But should it have been on Pay Per View? Why was it on free TV? Would Vince McMahon have given it away for free? Was Eric's job in jeopardy? Whose idea was it to have Hogan drop the title? Why was it only announced four days ahead of time? Would it have happened had the WWF not been winning the ratings war? Who no-showed the event? Don't miss this two hour dissection of one of the most important shows in WCW history, Monday Nitro from July 6, 1998!
 
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Jul 01, 2018
Great American Bash 1998
01:53:02
Eric wasted no time getting fired up at Conrad and the yelling was early and often in this one. Eventually the guys get around to discussing Dennis Rodman coming into WCW, Eric changing the schedule around for the boys, the end of the Orlando syndicated tapings, first day ticket sales for the Georgia Dome Nitro, the Jerry Sags lawsuit, the drug testing policy in more detail, what match Eric thinks you could put up against any Monday Night War era match, the silliness of Juventud's video on this show, poor Ron Reis, the horrible finishes on this show, what Doug did to ruin a match for Eric, Eddie's improv on this show, what made Eric sad about this show, why the Hogan/Bret tag didn't work, the thing Eric's wife could do better than these guys did, the silliness of a singles match for the tag titles, the Giant smoking, and Eric buries a guy to the point Conrad shuts the show down! Don't miss another controversial 83 Weeks!
 
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Jun 25, 2018
Clash Of Champions 23
01:34:28

Bill Watts is out and Eric Bischoff is in. Clash 23 was one of the first major shows on Eric's watch so Conrad grills him about the state of the company. How did Eric apply for the job? What did it pay? Who did he interview with? What did he want to change? What could he change? Why was Jim Ross out? How was his stunt with the radio station and exodus to the WWF handled? The guys also discuss Tully Blanchard not coming in, Paul Roma becoming a Horsemen, Shane Douglas leaving, Vader being in the hospital just days before this show, why WCW ran MSG in 1993, the Flair for the Gold set, how they got the Sylvester Stallone rub, and of course they break down a card that featured the return of Ric Flair! Eric pulls no punches in this one and as a result, this is Conrad's favorite episode yet! Subscribe and tell your friends about 83 Weeks!

 

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Jun 18, 2018
Dusty Rhodes
01:56:37

From the first time he saw Dusty Rhodes on TV for the AWA through the entire WCW fun, Eric Bischoff breaks down his relationship with the American Dream. Conrad takes Eric through a timeline of their time together in WCW from when Eric was hired until WCW went out of business in 2001. Along the way they discuss Vince McMahon, Jim Herd, Ole Anderson, Bill Watts, and even Vince Russo. Eric discusses what a great family man Dusty was to what a creative genius he was as well. The guys also break down the uncomfortable discussions of when Dustin was fired or Dusty was replaced as booker. Why did Eric turn Dusty heel? And of course the guys have a few laughs along the way. Shockmaster anyone? But stay tuned til the very end because Eric has something that leaves Conrad speechless, which you thought would never happen! It's nearly two hours of the "American Dream" if you will!

 

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Jun 11, 2018
Chris Jericho in WCW
03:40:46

Eric Bischoff breaks down when, where, and how he met Jericho and brought him into WCW. Conrad takes him to task for the negotiation process that Jericho detailed in his book, the debut that Terry Taylor buried, the baby face kiss of death in August 96, a crazy tidbit about Jericho's contract and who missed it, what title Jericho despised, Jericho considering a jump well before his contract was up, what changed for Jericho creatively, who was responsible for the heel turn, the incredible Malenko feud, unmasking Juvy, the Goldberg situation in great detail, who had Goldberg's ear, the secret meeting with Vince, whether or not Jericho in the nWo was discussed, what Eric offered Chris to stay, and so much more that just can't make the list! That's right, over three hours of Jericho! Drink it in, maaaaaaan!

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Jun 04, 2018
The DX Invasion & Challenging Vince
01:47:26

On April 13, 1998, the WWF finally broke the WCW Monday Nitro win-streak of 83 Weeks. WCW bounced back the next week but the following week was perhaps the most memorable moment in the Monday Night War - the "DX Invasion" of Nitro at the Norfolk Scope. Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson discuss the events leading up to that night, what most have forgotten about Nitro that night, the silly detail everyone likes to embellish, and how everyone remembers the events of that day. Kevin Nash, Booker T, and Chris Jericho have all told their story, but what does Eric remember? The result is a hilarious meltdown and shouting match between Eric and Conrad. In hindsight, what would Eric change? What didn't he like about it? What was the key to this entire angle that Eric thinks is really overlooked in the scheme of things? When the WCW offices were "invaded" later, Eric had to respond on air and did so with a challenge to Vince McMahon. Who did Eric consult with before doing so? What did Meltzer think of that move? Conrad breaks down the challenge on Nitro, McMahon's public statement on the website, and Eric reading the letter from the WWF's attorney on Thunder before discussing the silly Slamboree display. They close the story with the lawsuit that WCW filed against the WWF that really gets swept under the rug and then as your main event: Conrad calls "BS" on Eric's Bret Hart 1996 story from two weeks ago. You don't want to miss this!

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May 28, 2018
Bash At The Beach 2000
02:05:43

After Bischoff was sent home, the Turner brass turned to Vince Russo to take the reigns of WCW.  By the time Bischoff returns the power dynamic in Turner had shifted yet again. What were the terms of Bischoff returning? What was his day-to-day role within the company? How did Russo react to Bischoff being back? It became a tangled mess with a television company losing money on a wrestling product they very likely didn't understand in the first place. The guy who turned a profit for WCW for the very first time is back, but things are different both corporately and creatively. And of course we can't forget that one guy is in the middle of all this, the biggest star in history: Hulk Hogan. He has creative control and Bischoff's ear, Bischoff has the ear at Turner, yet somehow things don't go as planned at Bash at the Beach. What was the original plan? What was Russo suggesting? Who veto'ed his idea? How was the compromise made for what did make the air? Who knew what, when? What did Jarrett think? How did Booker T fit into all of this? Many guess when the "beginning of the end" was for WCW, but one thing is for sure: this is the end of Hulk Hogan in WCW. You won't believe the decision Turner made, the lawsuits that followed, and the financial ramifications of one night. It's long, strange, crazy story about ego and the power struggle it created that helped ruin what was the biggest wrestling company in the world -- this is Bash at the Beach 2000

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May 21, 2018
Bret Hart in WCW
02:40:31

Did any one wrestler benefit more from the Monday Night Wars than Bret Hart? Meltzer wrote that Bret was at the center of a bidding war unlike anything in the history of pro-wrestling in 1996. This week Eric and Conrad cover the conversations with Bret about coming to WCW in 1996, the actual negotiating process in 1997 just before the "Montreal Screwjob" and the events that led to his debut in December 1997. Eric explains why Bret didn't have a match at Starrcade, why Bret started with Flair, what the plans were for Bret and Hogan, and then Eric painstakingly relives the highs and (mostly) lows of Bret Hart in WCW. Stay tuned to the end as Conrad reads Bret's exact quotes about Eric Bischfof and Eric finally responds! 

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May 14, 2018
The infamous "Finger Poke of Doom"
02:15:40

Hulk Hogan has said the "Finger Poke of Doom" was the "beginning of the end of WCW," and no one really disagreed with him... or did they? Find out what Eric Bischoff thinks of this angle with the benefit of nearly 20 years hindsight.  We address the rumor that Goldberg shot down the first idea for his angle with Liz and how Eric thinks Goldberg and Liz did in their acting roles that night.  Plus Conrad presses Eric to defend the silliness of a "Hogan running for President" angle, clarification on Kevin Nash's role behind the scenes, why Eric put him in that position, when the plan was in place to hand Hogan the title, who got Goldberg a 1000% raise from WCW, an incredible story you've probably never heard before about a huge mainstream deal Turner turned down, and a tidbit about a word you couldn't say on WCW TV that you just will not believe! Of all the things on this episode to discuss, only one decision made that night really mattered and it led to 600,000 folks changing the channel. Conrad breaks down "butts in the seats" in detail and makes Eric has to own it. 

Oh and Eric buries two legends in the business to the point it leaves Conrad speechless. Eric is fired up and ready to breakdown the FINGER POKE OF DOOM!

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May 07, 2018
Creating The nWo
02:32:34

Conrad Thompson joins Eric Bischoff for a brief history of one of WCW's most infamous groups: The N.W.O.

Apr 30, 2018
83 Weeks debuts MONDAY April 30th
00:00:39

The whole truth will be revealed!

Launching Monday April 30th: '83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff'. Conrad Thompson ('Something to Wrestle', 'What Happened When') joins Eric Bischoff to unveil the true story behind the legend of wrestling's Monday Night Wars.

Apr 27, 2018