Eric Bischoff is one of the most polarizing figures in the pro wrestling industry due to his runs with WCW, WWE and TNA. The success of Bischoff came from being both an on-air authority figure and the guy who actually called the shots in WCW. The Monday War between WWE and WCW would have never happened if not for Bischoff’s cutthroat attitude and will to knock Vince McMahon off the top of the wrestling mountain. WCW would eventually go out of business and Bischoff ended up in WWE for a few years as a general manager. His most recent role in wrestling was an executive position in TNA.
Aside from the occasional spot on a WWE Network program, Bischoff seems to be done in the wrestling business unless he pulls another rabbit out of his hat. The brash and arrogant boss made many tremendous moves in his career but he’s had his fair share of brain farts. While Vince Russo is rightfully credited with being the king of terrible ideas in wrestling, Bischoff gave him a good run for his money over the years.
Between his time in WCW and TNA, Bischoff thought of various terrible concepts. Easy E was the mastermind between some of the worst characters, swerves, matches and decisions the wrestling industry has ever seen. These ideas were just downright terrible at the time and put the company in a bad spot going forward. Bischoff has one of the more egotistical personalities in wrestling, so he would never admit most of these were dumb ideas on his part, but anyone who lived through the time period of his work can attest to how bad they were. Over the course of twenty years, these were Eric Bischoff's worst 15 ideas.
15 nWo vs. nWo feud
14 Writing A Book
13 TNA ReAction
11 Curt Hennig Turning on the Four Horsemen
10 Aces and Eights
9 Turning Bret Hart Heel
8 Feuding with Ric Flair
7 Booking Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan
6 Stopping DX From Invading Nitro
4 Hulk Hogan vs. Goldberg
3 Challenging Vince McMahon To A Street Fight
2 Road Wild
1 Moving TNA To Monday Nights
WCW is known as Eric Bischoff’s biggest failure due to how fast it collapsed, but his worst idea came from his time in TNA. Bischoff had the mentality from the start that the best way to become relevant would be to once again go head-to-head with the WWE on Monday nights. In hopes of starting a new Monday Night War, TNA was absolutely destroyed and ended up getting worse ratings than they did on Thursdays. This worked for WCW because they were building up momentum and made the right moves. Bischoff’s idea to recreate history with TNA was made purely out of ego. The beating of TNA by WWE on Mondays killed any chance of them ever being viewed as competition and was Eric Bischoff’s worst idea.
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