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83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff Podcast

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Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to best Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully... except one, Eric Bischoff. Eric got his foot in the door with Ted Turner's organization as a "C-Team Announcer" and a few short years later, he was President of World Championship Wrestling. Eric signed Hulk Hogan, turned a profit for the company for the very first time, started Monday Night Nitro, created the nWo, and beat Vince McMahon's Monday Night RAW head-to-head in Monday Night Wars 83 consecutive times. 83 Weeks will take a deep dive into the highs and lows of Eric Bischoff's unparalleled successes in the wrestling business. Join Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson as they explore a new topic every Monday morning at 6AM Eastern!

Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to best Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully... except one, Eric Bischoff. Eric got his foot in the door with Ted Turner's organization as a "C-Team Announcer" and a few short years later, he was President of World Championship Wrestling. Eric signed Hulk Hogan, turned a profit for the company for the very first time, started Monday Night Nitro, created the nWo, and beat Vince McMahon's Monday Night RAW head-to-head in Monday Night Wars 83 consecutive times. 83 Weeks will take a deep dive into the highs and lows of Eric Bischoff's unparalleled successes in the wrestling business. Join Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson as they explore a new topic every Monday morning at 6AM Eastern!

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United States

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Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to best Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully... except one, Eric Bischoff. Eric got his foot in the door with Ted Turner's organization as a "C-Team Announcer" and a few short years later, he was President of World Championship Wrestling. Eric signed Hulk Hogan, turned a profit for the company for the very first time, started Monday Night Nitro, created the nWo, and beat Vince McMahon's Monday Night RAW head-to-head in Monday Night Wars 83 consecutive times. 83 Weeks will take a deep dive into the highs and lows of Eric Bischoff's unparalleled successes in the wrestling business. Join Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson as they explore a new topic every Monday morning at 6AM Eastern!

Language:

English


Episodes

Clash Of The Champions XXX

1/27/2020
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is WCW Clash Of The Champions XXX! Main evented by Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (with a bizarre sequence featuring the Macho Man's Flying Elbow Drop) vs. Kevin Sullivan and The Butcher (Brutus Beefcake, it also featured Sting vs. Avalanche (Earthquake), Harlem Heat vs. Bagwell & The Patriot, Alex Wright vs. Bobby Eaton, and Arn Anderson vs. Johnny B. Badd! Hear all about the event, plus all the news and notes from...

Duration:01:38:42

WWE RAW 1-19-15 (Sting's RAW Debut)

1/20/2020
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is the January 15, 2015 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, featuring the debut of the icon STING!! Eric and Conrad sit down for the first time and watch this historic episode and discuss the impact Sting's arrival in a company he'd avoided for decades had on the wrestling world. You can enjoy this episode and other clips of 83 Weeks everyday on YouTube! Subscribe and turn on your notifications at...

Duration:02:20:46

Souled Out '99

1/13/2020
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is the fallout PPV after Starrcade '98. and the Finger Poke Of Doom, SOULED OUT '99! Headlined by a ladder match between Goldberg and Scott Hall, it also featured father and son teaming up, as Rc Flair and David Flair wrestled the nWo associated tag team of Curt Hennig and Barry Windham, with some very memorable after the match antics featuring Hulk Hogan. Plus a tremendous four way Cruiserweight match between...

Duration:02:17:17

WCW Thunder Debuts!

1/6/2020
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is a crucial time period for WCW, and that is post Starrcade '97, into January 1998, and the first episode of their second major prime time TV show, WCW Thunder on TBS. Sting vs. the NWO and Hollywood Hogan was the main storyline at the time, and Thunder was the spot where some of the major plot points from the angle were going to take place. We have heard Eric and Conrad go at it over the Starrcade finish...

Duration:02:31:58

Starrcade '93

12/30/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is Starrcade '93! Eric and Conrad discuss one of the greatest PPV main events in WCW history, as the WCW Champion Big Van Vader defends the championship against Ric Flair, with Flair putting his career on the line...but what happened to the original plan of Vader vs. Sid, and when was the decision made to place Flair into that spot as his replacement? Plus the tag team of Sting and Road Warrior Hawk vs. The Nasty...

Duration:01:52:14

Bret Debuts (WCW Monday Nitro 12-15-97)

12/23/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is the December 15th 1997 WCW debut of Bret "The Hitman" Hart! After a few false starts throughout the years, and red hot off the Montreal Screwjob, Bret arrives on Nitro amidst a long time run of Nitro ratings victories over RAW, and just ahead of the biggest event in their history, Starrcade '97! Bret comes out as a surprise appearance in the middle of a segment between Eric and JJ Dillon, to decide the special...

Duration:02:24:56

Madusa jumps (WCW Monday Nitro 12-18-95)

12/16/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is one of the most controversial moments in the history of the Monday Night Wars between WCW Nitro and WWE RAW....the moment Madusa appeared live on WCW TV with the WWE Women's Championship, and threw it in a trash can! Hear all about how that moment came to pass, how Eric convinced her to do so, what he thought the WWE's reaction would be, and more! Plus, hear all about the other matches and events on this...

Duration:01:30:09

Rey Mysterio Jr.

12/9/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the subject is perhaps the greatest high flying wrestler of all time, Rey Mysterio Jr.! Hear all about Rey's entrance into WCW, what Eric initially thought of him, how the locker room reacted to him, his matches and feuds through the years with Dean Malenko, Jushin Liger, Chris Jericho, Prince Iaukea, Psychosis and many more! Plus, the night Rey was launched into a trailer by Kevin Nash in a famous backstage assault during...

Duration:02:27:03

Ask Eric Anything 2!

12/2/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric takes some more questions from the audience! A plethora of topics are discussed, including all sorts of WWE talk, WCW, AEW, ECW and more PLUS a never before told story about Conrad, Starrcast, and who he wanted to replace Undertaker and Kurt Angle with...you won't BELIEVE this one! 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...

Duration:01:59:51

World War 3 '97

11/25/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the fellas discuss WCW World War 3 from November 1997, from one of the hottest time periods in company history, and the last PPV before Starrcade's Sting vs. Hulk Hogan main event! This show is packed with news, views, and memories from that time period, including why Scott Hall was the choice to win the main event battle royal, Curt Hennig's feud with Ric Flair over his betrayal of the Four Horsemen, Eddy vs. Rey, Raven's...

Duration:02:30:21

World War 3 '95

11/18/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the fellas discuss the inaugural WCW World War 3 event, which include the first of its kind, 3 Ring, 60 Wrestler Battle Royal! Hear all about that match, the participants, and the initial plans, PLUS Hulk Hogan BURNS The Wrestling Observer live on PPV! Also, Sting vs. Flair, Savage vs. Luger, Chris Benoit, Big Bubba, Jim Duggan, DDP, Johnny B. Badd, The Giant, Ron Reis as T Rex, was El Gigante set for a return, Nitro vs. Raw...

Duration:02:22:01

Clash Of The Champions XXIX

11/11/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, AUSTIN VS. DUGGAN....54 seconds! AUSTIN VS. DUGGAN...54 seconds! Relive the infamous Clash Of The Champions from November 1994, in Jacksonville, Florida, that included Dave Sullivan and Brutus The F'n Barber Beefcake in the main event, a pivotal loss in Steve Austin's career, The Honky Tonk Man, and more, in this first Clash of the temporary Post-Flair/Hogan as WCW Champion Era! Hear Eric's thoughts on why the short Steve...

Duration:02:06:12

When Worlds Collide

11/5/2019
On this episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, the fellas go back in time to 1994 and the AAA/WCW co-promoted "When Worlds Collide" PPV! This was the first pro wrestling PPV to air that was not from a US based promotion. How did it come about, what were Eric's feelings on Lucha Libre at the time, how did he settle on a commentary team and more! Plus, thoughts on matches involving talent like Konnan, Eddy Guerrero, Art Barr, La Parka, 2 Cold Scorpio, Louie Spicollo,...

Duration:01:53:35

The Best Of 83 Weeks 4!

11/4/2019
Enjoy this weeks' "Best Of 83 Weeks 4," as we revisit some of the most hilarious, combative, surprising and informative moments in the history of the show! 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...

Duration:02:12:37

Halloween Havoc '97

10/28/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric and Conrad discuss one of the biggest cards in WCW history, HALLOWEEN HAVOC '97! With a main event of Hollywood Hogan vs. Roddy Piper in a cage, and in the midst of the Sting vs. NWO angle, there was sure to be a ton of eyeballs on this show! Also taking place that night, Randy Savage and DDP continued their feud of the year in a "Death Match," Lex Luger wrestled Scott Hall with Larry Zbyszko as special guest referee, and...

Duration:01:32:05

Scott Hall

10/21/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric and Conrad discuss one of the greatest superstars of all time, the original "Outsider," "The Bad Guy" himself, Scott Hall! In this first chapter of many about his career, Eric and Conrad talk about Scott's early days in the business, his initial WCW run as Diamond Studd, signing him back to WCW from WWE, The Outsiders with Kevin Nash, the early days of the NWO with Hulk Hogan, Outsiders vs. The Nasty Boys and The Faces Of...

Duration:02:13:58

Halloween Havoc '96

10/15/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric and Conrad discuss WCW Halloween Havoc '96! In the midst of one of the hottest angles in wrestling wrestling history, the NWO with the still freshly turned heel Hollywood Hogan were running roughshod over all the WCW babyfaces and heroes! Hear all about Hogan's feud with Randy Savage, their main event match at Havoc, Randy's WCW contract, and their relationship at the time! Plus, Jeff Jarrett joins WCW, The Giant in the...

Duration:01:52:11

The Best Of 83 Weeks 3!

10/14/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, enjoy some of the greatest, funnest, and most informative moments from the show's 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...

Duration:01:50:38

Ask Eric Anything

10/7/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric takes questions from the audience! A plethora of topics are discussed, including AEW vs. NXT, Eric's entrance to the ring, WCW, traveling around the world, stooges in the wrestling business and much, 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...

Duration:01:43:12

Eric Joins TNA

9/30/2019
On this week's 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson, Eric and Conrad discuss the how, why, and when of the beginnings of Eric's association with TNA Wrestling. Did Eric feel he was done in the wrestling business after the end of his WWE run? What was his experience like writing a book? How did the Hulkamania Tour of Australia come about? How did Eric first become aware of TNA, what did he think of their weekly PPV model, what type of contact did he have with them through the...

Duration:01:55:16