It felt like many moons ago that the Monday Night Wars were in full swing and WCW and WWE were going head-to-head for ratings supremacy. Every episode of each company's respective show was full of creative ideas and it made for some of the most entertaining wrestling angles in decades.
In one instance, one of the stunts WWE pulled when the company was battling its way back into the conversation for ratings was an angle they ran with the newly formed DX. Led by Triple H and X-Pac, DX decided to hop on board a camouflaged vehicle and drive over to where WCW was that night in an attempt to "invade" WCW. DX was not allowed entry, but they did well to produce the desired effect—the WWE was challenging WCW.
Fast forward many years and a faction that is often compared to the likes of the New World Order and DX, The Bullet Club, pulled a similar stunt just last week. As Raw was about to film an episode of their flagship show, The Bullet Club, led by Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks showed up outside the building, gathered a crowd and spat in the face of the WWE who is now the monopoly in the wrestling industry. It was a move that caught a lot of media attention.
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One person who was right in the middle of the action when DX invaded WCW was Eric Bischoff. He looks back on those days and regrets not letting DX into the building. After all, what would have happened? Would DX have actually gone inside if WCW opened its doors? Surely, they would have been met by some very unimpressed WCW talent. Would they have turned and hightailed it out of there? Had they, DX might not have become the incredible faction they ended up becoming.
On the latest episode of former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast Bischoff on Wrestling, the former head WWE's main competition had some advice for Vince McMahon and company.
Bischoff suggested WWE should have done what he neglected to do which was let them into the building. As transcribed by wrestlezone.com, Bischoff said, "Why wouldn’t you let them in the building and have a big pull apart? Have a brawl inside the ring! Go Westside Story on them! That’s what that storyline deserved. That’s what didn’t happen with the DX invasion. That’s what should have happened. That’s what I wish had happened. Now that they have the opportunity to control the outcome, why wouldn’t you let it happen? Why wouldn’t you take it to that next level? That’s a head-scratcher."
Was Bischoff right? Should WWE have let them in and filmed everything? It's ironic that if so, McMahon made the same mistake Bischoff did when WWE pulled the same stunt.