Bischoff on Wrestling Recap – Classic Monday Nitro Analysis, Working with Randy Savage, Training Dennis Rodman, More!

Bischoff welcomes Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso to the show to help him break down an episode of Monday Nitro from July 7th, 1997.

Bischoff informs that during this time WCW was pretty hot, but the premium audiences were still in the hardcore wrestling markets. Still, the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis (where this episode was filmed) was a fun place to put off a wrestling show.

Barrasso asks Bischoff when he would typically fly out for Nitro each week. Bischoff says that he had his own plane by this point, and he would typically fly himself around if the destination was close. More often than not he’d fly on a chartered jet where he’d leave at 9-10AM on Monday morning and would arrive at his destination within a couple of hours.

Bischoff talks about the creative direction of the Four Horsemen at this point in time. He says that their creative was a very back and forth process, because everyone respected Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. For the most part, every talent had a say in their creative at this point and there weren’t many things that were definitive ‘cut and dry’ orders from the company to talent.

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