According to Eric Bischoff, one late WWE Hall of Famer was the mind behind Sting’s reinvention.
Speaking on a recent episode of 83 Weeks, former WCW President Eric Bischoff opened up about working with Hall, explaining that the former Razor Ramon’s demons were due to some tragic circumstances he faced in his early life. However, Bischoff says the former nWo member was “almost perfect” when he was in his right mind.
“People didn’t know Scott’s story and his history and some of the things that happened in Scott’s life before professional wrestling know what I’m talking about. But had that not happened? Scott Hall was not only cool as shit. Not only did he have an amazing instinct. Beyond his knowledge, he had an instinct. It understood what worked and how to create that emotion and how to get over it. And it’s timing. Everything about Scott was almost perfect when he was in his right mind.”
Eric Bischoff Says Scott Hall Was The Mind Behind Sting’s Transformation
Continuing, Bischoff revealed that Hall’s creativity led to Sting’s iconic character revolution during his WCW feud with the nWo.
“But his creative instincts and what he could do and could have done what he did for Sting. Steve Borden with the Crowe character Scott Hall. That wasn’t Eric Bischoff; that wasn’t Steve Borden. That wasn’t Kevin Sullivan. That wasn’t anybody. It was Scott Hall who created that character. And he did it effortlessly.
“He had a major influence on the product that we’re seeing today, whether it’s a WWE or anywhere else, because he was one of a kind. One of a kind that can not only do it, but he could teach it and inspire others and get people over whether he was involved in the ring with them or not. He was. He was a magic, magic guy.”
Decades into his wrestling career, Sting is still active at the age of 64 and is currently part of All Elite Wrestling.