On the latest episode of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff spoke about the creation of the nWo.
During it, he spoke about how he didn’t have interest in bringing in Shawn Michaels to WCW nor wanting him in the nWO.
“It would not have occurred to me because Shawn had never been in WCW,” Bischoff said. “The idea wouldn’t have come together in my own mind initially, before I even talked to Scott [Hall] or Kevin [Nash] seriously when I knew I was going to be having conversations with Scott or Kevin, that was the premise, that was the idea, that was the catalyst that became nWo for me. I don’t think the idea would have popped into my head if it was Shawn.
“If Scott and Kevin weren’t there and Shawn would’ve been available, I don’t think the risk of bringing Shawn in would’ve been quite as high because Scott and Kevin wouldn’t have been [in WCW]. I may have considered that, but I can tell you that I don’t think the idea would’ve percolated in my skull for anybody other than Scott and Kevin.”
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