Eric Bischoff Names WWE Story That’s “Far Better Than The NWO”

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WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff has named the WWE storyline that he thinks far exceeds that of the hallowed NWO back in WCW.

In 1996, Eric Bischoff turned the wrestling world on its head when he brought in former WWE stars Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, and did the unthinkable in turning Hulk Hogan into a villain to form the New World Order. Over time, the group became bloated with mid-level talent but the initial three-man team was the catalyst that gave WCW the shot in the arm needed to compete with WWE during the Attitude Era.

Speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff waxed lyrical over a current WWE storyline that has got the whole wrestling world talking, that of Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, and The Bloodline:

“This is truly some of the best storytelling and most disciplined storytelling. For the last couple of years, unfortunately, you had to listen to me babble and drone and rant on and on and on about disciplined, quality, structured storytelling and I’ve gotten so much heat for that, especially amongst the AEW fans because I’m quick to point out that’s what’s lacking over there.”

“All of a sudden, we’re seeing disciplined, structured, progressively compelling, episodic television with great characters, and guess what? It’s hot. It just proves my point.”

“I’m really hoping that when this is over, WWE and everybody involved sits back and says, ‘All right. That worked pretty good. We’ve told a great story. Let’s go back and dissect it and figure out exactly what we did so well.’ Don’t just move past it. This storyline, the build-up, and everything about it has been flawless, and it’s the elements and discipline that went into that story that has made it so good.”

“If you can figure out a formula based on those elements, because every match is going to be different, every situation is going to be different, but if you’ve got a template, if you’ve got a formula, 7 times out of 10, you’re going to hit, and one of those is going to be a Bloodline type story.”

Eric Bischoff then went on to add that he believes The Bloodline storyline is one that is “far better” than the NWO story and exceeds anything in the wrestling world over the last three decades:

“I think it’s been the best story that’s been told in professional wrestling in 30 or more years, far better than NWO. In terms of its structure, it’s discipline, and I keep using that term discipline. What does that mean? That means sticking to the plan and sticking to the story. Don’t start throwing things in randomly and spontaneously because somebody had a good idea two hours before showtime, because that’s what typically happens.”

“They stuck to the plan and they executed it perfectly. I think the NWO was a great story, and it’s day, and was, up until Bloodline, perhaps one of the best stories that has been told which is why people are talking about it. If you look at just the way Bloodline has been told and the detail and the discipline that goes into that story, it blows the NWO story out of the water.”

The Bloodline will truly implode at Elimination Chamber in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Sami Zayn challenges Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.