WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff was the head of WCW and oversaw everything that happened in the company back in the 90s. That said, he wasn’t the most popular person there. In fact, a former WWE star almost physically assaulted Eric Bischoff in WCW.
While speaking on Wrestling Shoot Interviews, former WWE Superstar recalled a tense incident with WCW President Eric Bischoff during their WCW days. The conflict arose when Fit Finlay insisted on breaking a table during a match, resulting in an injury.
“So when I threw him this time, when he hit it looked like a bowling ball went through it, just a round hole. The table, the face of it was made from mica, so it cut him up like somebody took an axe right on his knee.”
The following day, Knobbs confronted Bischoff about the incident, expressing frustration that despite WCW’s substantial earnings of 90 million dollars every single year, they refused to invest a mere $100 in safety equipment from Home Depot to prevent injuries during matches.
Knobbs admitted he was on the verge of physically confronting Bischoff and punching him in the face. Thankfully, Jimmy Hart intervened, urging them to address another matter at the studio.
“And Eric said, ‘You can’t go blaming this on us.’ And right when I snatched him, Jimmy Hart goes, ‘Come on, baby, we gotta go do something down at the studio.’ And he grabbed me out of there because we did have to do some kind of filming down there. But if not, I was gonna choke Eric out, I swear.”
It is a relief that Eric Bischoff didn’t get punched that day as it could have had a lot of negative effects on Brian Knobbs in general. Regardless, many fans will agree that Knobbs had a point.
What’s your view on what Brian Knobbs said? Do you feel Eric Bischoff was in the wrong? Let us know in the comments!