“You know looking back at the time I hated Eric, but now I see he had a lot of pressure, a lot of responsibilities, a lot of leeches that was just sucking as much as they could out of him” – Chris Jericho.
This is an in-depth documentary and collection of greatest moments from the career of the most polarising and influential figures in the history of sports-entertainment. Including candid interviews from the man himself, plus stories and memories from the Superstars who knew him featuring Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page and more. It charts the whole journey of “Easy E” – from his time AWA, his rise to power in WCW, and becoming the man who would almost defeat WWE in the Monday Night War.
Eric Bischoff comes across as a very likeable individual in this new interview, from his home in Minnetonka along with a WWE camera crew, he appears relaxed and open to discuss any topic. On this new documentary he tells his story of growing up in Detroit, settling up a landscape company, his time involved in Martial Arts, working in Sales, being a Model and moving into sports-entertainment. It then explores the rapid strides he took to advance his career, why he done everything he could gain control of WCW and his plans to put WWE out of business.
“It is hard to watch something like that, listening to those comments but unfortunately some of it doesn’t accurately reflect what was really going on, it does reflect what they saw, what the talent saw from their perspective when they would show up once a week, for a day, so from their perspective it was how they felt – Eric Bischoff regarding criticism on WCW.
This documentary opens the doors to the harsh realities that would cause the demise of WCW and a lot of it appears to be the internal struggles with the concept of wrestling within the offices of TNT and the corporate side of the business. Afterwards it targets his time in WWE, something he looks on with great fondness as well does ofter Superstars like Steve Austin and Chris Jericho.
“Vince was very gracious when he called me…he said not word for word but the essence was, if things would have turned out differently and you would have come out on top of this thing, I’d like to think you would have thought about me and picked up the phone and gave me an opportunity to get back into this.” – Eric Bischoff on the telephone call with Vince McMahon.
It then tells the story after his time in WWE, nothing from his period in TNA but involving the Bischoff/Hervey Entertainment company he set up with Jason Hervey and the reliable partnership between the two.
To any wrestling fan who wants to learn about one of the most controversial people in wrestling or learn more about his role in WCW and latter in WWE, this is a must have release. Engaging and honest this Blu-ray compilation combines an 18-chapter documentary, 15 “stories” cut from the feature, and more than 40 extras made up of all-new interview segments with Bischoff, moments and matches from his career, along with his recent WWE Network appearances.
MAIN FEATURE (DOCUMENTARY):
• The Controversies
• Detroit Bad Boy
• Tenacious, Relentless
• The Model
• Beer Branding
• Executive Producer
• The Monday Night War
• Answering the Hard Questions
• The Downfall
The Television Character
No Ticky, No Laundry
Spider Web of Life
Legends with JBL: Guest Eric Bischoff (Part 1) September 21, 2015
Legends with JBL: Guest Eric Bischoff (Part 2) September 23, 2015
Eric Bischoff’s Top Ten Most Controversial Moments September 23, 2015.
Ninja Suit Man – AWA Superstars • April 26, 1987
Eric Bischoff and Greg Gagne Discuss Billy Robinson – AWA All Star Wrestling • January 1991
Eric goes into the Women’s Locker Room – Great American Bash • July 14, 1991
A Gift for Muhammad Ali – Halloween Havoc • October 23, 1994
Jackknife Bischoff – Great American Bash • June 16, 1996
Blind PowerBomb – nWo Bischoff – WCW Monday Nitro • November 25, 1996
Easy E – WCW Monday Nitro • January 20, 1997
Eric Fires Randy Anderson – WCW Monday Nitro • January 27, 1997
Randy Anderson Pleads For His Job – WCW Monday Nitro • February 10, 1997
Eric Bischoff Playing Eric Bischoff – For Control of Monday Nitro
Eric Bischoff vs. Larry Zbyzsko – WCW Starrcade • December 28, 1997
Eric Challenges Vince McMahon to a Fight – WCW Monday Nitro • May 11, 1998
It’s Good to Be King – WCW Monday Nitro • May 18, 1998
Late Night Imposter – nWo Nightcap – WCW Monday Nitro • July 20, 1998
Keeping a Secret – Eric Bischoff is Named General Manager of RAW – RAW • July 15, 2002
Billy and Chuck’s Wedding – SmackDown • September 12, 2002
Most Fun Ever – In the Skybox with Stone Cold – Judgment Day • May 18, 2003
No Script – Y2J’s Highlight Reel with Eric Bischoff and Stone Cold Steve Austin – Insurrextion • June 7, 2003
The Trial of Eric Bischoff – RAW • December 5, 2005
Eric Interviews Sgt. Slaughter & Baron Von Raschke – ESPN Championship Wrestling • October 1, 1989
Eric Interviews Larry Zbyszko & Colonel DeBeers -AWA All-Star Wrestling • February 18, 1990
Eric Interviews The Steiner Brothers – WCW WorldWide • December 7, 1991
Eric Interviews Vader, Harley Race, & The Taylor Made Man – WCW WorldWide • February 1, 1992
Eric Interviews Vinnie Vegas & Harley Race – WCW WorldWide • February 22, 1992
Eric Interviews “Stunning” Steve Austin & Madusa – WCW WorldWide • April 13, 1992
Eric Gets a Tour of The Fabulous Freebirds Enterprises – WCW Power Hour • May 30, 1992
“Colonel” Eric Interviews Sid Vicious & Robert Parker – WCW Halloween Havoc • October 24, 1993
Eric Bischoff’s “Candid Camera” Gets the Dirt on DDP – WCW Pro Wrestling • March 6, 1995
Will the Real Sting Please Stand Up? – WCW Monday Nitro • May 12, 1997
Eric Bischoff vs. Vince McMahon – WCW Slamboree • May 17, 1998
Miss Elizabeth Tells the World Who the Real “Macho Man” Is – WCW Thunder • June 11, 1998
Eric Meets “The Great One” – SmackDown • July 18, 2002
Dueling GM’s Via Satellite – SmackDown • September 19, 2002
“You Will Bear Witness to the Elimination Chamber” – RAW • October 21, 2002
Stone Cold “Stuns” Eric Bischoff – (Non-Televised Footage) RAW • April 28, 2003
Eric Bischoff vs. Vince McMahon – Special Guest Referee: Stone Cold Steve Austin – RAW • February 23, 2004
Loser Gets Their Head Shaved – Eric Bischoff vs. Eugene – Taboo Tuesday • October 19, 2004
The Coach Brings His Mentor Home – RAW • September 25, 2006