BIRTHDAY:May 27, 1957
He relocated to Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota. Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Business Administration and a minor in Radio, Television, and Film.
He worked in the AWA as an announcer during the 80's until its demise in 1991.
Eric then joined WCW. He did interviewing and commentary in addition to his duties as Executive
Vice President up until his "defection" to the nWo last year. The WCW was consistently second to
the WWF until Eric had a meeting with WCW owner, Ted Turner. Turner asked Bischoff what
could be done to improve ratings. Eric answered without missing a beat. "Give me a shot at prime
time." Turner decided to gamble on the Detroit native and the rest is Monday Nitro history.
Bischoff brought Hulk Hogan to the fold in 1994, a move which angered many, but undoubtedly
helped the ratings. Then Bischoff re-invented Hogan by turning him heel, a move which revitalized
the wrestler's career. He used the heel turn to create the New World Order angle which is still
immensely popular after well over a year. Eric himself "turned heel" and joined the nWo last fall.
Since then he seems to be having a whole lot of fun with the black and white express.
Eric currently resides near Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children.
In early 1998, Eric was promoted to President of the WCW.
At the final Nitro of 1998, Eric was defeated Ric Flair and lost control of the WCW for ninety
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