Eric Bischoff Reveals Reason Why The nWo Roster Was So Deep

This year’s 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Class will feature the induction of the nWo – Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Sean Waltman. While those are just a few of the original members of the group, the nWo consisted of a lot of other members over it’s existence.

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently was a guest on Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” Podcast. Bischoff went on to explain his original plans for the nWo and why there were so many members of the stable. He revealed that the plan was for the nWo to take over Nitro, and for WCW to have Thunder, while resulted in the need for the nWo’s roster to be deep enough to fill up an entire 3 hour broadcast with storylines and angles.

“The reason for that, good idea, bad idea, doesn’t matter at this point, but the reason for it was because the idea originally was to create this hostile takeover, this war between the nWo and WCW, and I wanted nWo to takeover the Nitro show, and I wanted WCW to have their own show on Thunder.”

“So in order for nWo to have their own show, and have their own roster to deep enough to sustain a two, or at some point a three hour show, there had to be more nWo members and eventually peel off and turn on the original nWo and all that kind of storyline gaga. But I was building up the nWo roster so I could eventually have WCW on Thunder, nWo on Nitro and have my two companies so to speak battling each other. Good idea, bad idea, doesn’t matter at this point, but that was the idea.”

(Thanks to 411Mania for the quote.)

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