If you've been onto any Internet wrestling website, you've read about the sale of WCW and the handing of the keys to one Eric Bischoff. Yes, THAT Eric.
Bischoff is well known for his Hollywood tendencies, and I'm not just referring to the wrestler. This is the guy who spent millions on bringing Karl Malone, Dennis Rodman, Master P and KISS into WCW while ignoring young, hungry talent such as Chris Jericho and Paul "The Giant" Wight. This is the same guy who let aging veterans like Hulk Hogan, Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash hold prominent positions in the company while the youth sit and wait for a headlining opportunity that will never come.
On the other hand, this is the same Eric Bischoff that is willing to take the Stamford Challenge. He received permission from Ted Turner to start a competing Monday night show, which helped create the wrestling boom we fans enjoyed in the late '90s. He spent money, but for a short period WCW was profitable under Eric's watch due to the success of the nWo angle and the large depth of the roster at the time. And despite what he has done in the past, Bischoff is the only WCW promoter that was able to give Vince McMahon a real fight for wrestling supremacy.
So, my question is are we going to see the Bischoff that will let the Old Guard run the show and completely forget about the under-40 crowd? Or will we see the Bischoff that will knock McMahon on his ass once again by using good stories that will accenuate great wrestling? I'm hoping for the latter, but time will tell what the latest Bischoff regime will bring to the table.
Now, I have one last thought, and it's to one Terry Bollea.
If the rumors of you coming back are true, please learn the lessons from the past and be willing to give the spotlight to younger guys such as Lance Storm, Kidman and Mike Awesome. I understand "Hulk Hogan" is a household name, but the future is now and it won't wait up.