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[1998-05-11-WCW-Nitro] Eric Bischoff promo


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Bischoff calls out Vince McMahon for sending "his little wannabes" around. He accuses DX and Vince of pulling a stunt by showing up to his office when they knew he wouldn't be there. He calls Sean Waltman a little puppet and says there's no way he gives him an apology. Anyway, he ends up challenging Vince McMahon to a match at Slamboree. Reactionary garbage.

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And he couldn't even follow through on his reactionary garbage. If you're going to cut a promo on Vince and dare him to show up at the PPV, don't end it by saying there's no way he'll take the challenge. Obviously, no sane person would've expected Vince to show. But Bischoff effectively ended the segment by declaring that the whole thing had been pointless. Asshole.

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Bischoff has great heat to start and then it just dissipates, because instead of getting an anticipated answer to Savage's challenge--you know, something that may keep us, the viewer, with their eyeballs on THIS show tonight, he instead blithers about DX visiting his offices, about Sean Waltman, and his infamous open challenge to Vince McMahon. Reacting to Waltman was just playing right into the WWF's hands and unlike his trash talk in '95, here it strongly indicates that Vince and the WWF have gotten into Eric's head. Speaking as one who was in high school at a time when all the cool kids were actually watching wrestling but not following online or in newsletters, I can guarantee you that had it not been for Bischoff's closing statement, many, MANY wrestling fans would have truly believed that there'd be a confrontation at Slamboree. Of course, attempting this shit at all seems like a major risk considering the 1996 lawsuit regarding Hall & Nash was still ongoing. Have I gone through all 374 reasons why this idea was so terrible, or should I keep going?

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