Eric Bischoff recently spoke with The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling. During the interview, Bischoff discussed whether the Bullet Club is a ripoff of the NWO from WCW.
Bischoff broke down how he doesn’t think it’s a direct ripoff but has some clear inspiration from the famous faction from the Attitude Era:
“I don’t look at it as a rip-off honestly. I think it has roots in the nWo and I don’t think that can be denied and I don’t think they are trying to deny it but I think it is more than an homage and I think it is more an extension but certainly its roots creatively speaking are in the nWo. But rip-off to me is something negative and disparaging and I think the Bullet Club is cool.”
Bischoff also addressed specifically the most distinct cause for comparisons between the two factions, which is the use of the devil horns hand sign along with the words “Too Sweet”:
“I’d like to know the first time you saw that too sweet sign on a regular basis? I know they (Hall and Nash) probably did it once or twice as code and like sign language to each other back in The Kliq days as they were breaking but that sign and throwing that sign of too sweet was all apart of the nWo. It became something that DX did and now its become something that the Bullet Club is doing but again, I think that the reason the nWo worked and to a degree that DX worked and the reason that the Bullet Club is working is because of the chemistry. If you took a bunch of guys that didn’t have the right vibe and didn’t have it or couldn’t deliver in the ring and just didn’t have that really unique attitude and they were doing the same things that the Bullet Club is now doing would not work.”
The former president of the late WCW also talked about his new podcast titled ’83 weeks’, which he hosts with Conrad Thompson and debuted on April 30th. New episodes drop every Monday. The new show is Nitro-themed and sets out to analyze in-depth the 83 weeks in which WCW was beating WWE (WWF at the time) in the ratings during the Monday Night Wars.
Quotes via The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling