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Bully Ray & Eric Bischoff Clash Over ECW’s Impact on Pro Wrestlin

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WWE Hall of Famers Bully Ray and Eric Bischoff recently disagreed about the influence and significance of ECW on professional wrestling during the “Monday Night War” era.

Key Points

  • Bully Ray believes Bischoff “downplays” ECW’s importance and impact on the wrestling industry.
  • Bischoff argued that he revolutionized cruiserweight wrestling by creating the cruiserweight division in WCW.
  • Bully Ray countered that WCW “stole” top talent like Rey Mysterio, Psychosis, and Eddie Guerrero from ECW, where they had already created a buzz.

Praise for Bischoff

Despite their disagreement, Bully Ray praised Bischoff as a great, intelligent man who almost succeeded in shutting down WWE during the “Monday Night War.” He emphasized that no one else in the wrestling world came as close to putting Vince McMahon and WWE out of business.

“I don’t care how, I don’t care why, he almost did it. Nobody else in the wrestling world almost put Vince McMahon and the WWE out of business. So he must have been doing something right.”

Why It Matters

The debate between Bully Ray and Eric Bischoff highlights the ongoing discussion about the influence and legacy of ECW in the professional wrestling landscape. While ECW may not have been directly involved in the “Monday Night War,” its impact on the industry, particularly in terms of talent development and innovative storytelling, continues to be a topic of conversation among wrestlers and fans alike.

Question for Readers

What are your thoughts on ECW’s influence on professional wrestling during the “Monday Night War” era? Do you agree with Bully Ray or Eric Bischoff? Leave a comment below and share your perspective!

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