WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff is a veteran in the pro wrestling business and is undoubtedly one of the greatest minds to have ever worked in it. He is well aware of the changing landscape of pro wrestling as well.
He especially made a name for himself as the Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of WCW in the 90s. While speaking on the WrestleSlam podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about which former WCW stars had creative control in their contracts.
The general consensus is that nWo members, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, all had creative control. However, it seems that was not entirely true. Eric Bischoff revealed that only Hulk Hogan had creative control in WCW and that he only used it once.
“Hall and Nash didn’t have creative control. To clarify, they did have language in their agreement that gave them meaningful consultation. Meaning they were guaranteed to have a conversation with me and it would have been a meaningful conversation, but a meaningful conversation and creative control or two different things, And they did not have creative control.
“Hulk Hogan had creative control and he only used it once. So, the creative control issue was not an issue, even though people like to talk about it and it’s part of the narrative, so I know there’s a lot of narratives and a lot of people have reported that there was creative control and none of those people know what the f–k they’re talking about, to be honest with you. So it didn’t create an issue.”
While Eric Bischoff has claimed that only Hulk Hogan had creative control and used it just once, the legitimacy of the claim will certainly be doubted by pro wrestling fans as Hogan is infamous for abusing his powers in every pro wrestling company that he was in.