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Rank #143 in Sports & Recreation category

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83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

By Westwood One

Rank #143 in Sports & Recreation category

Sports & Recreation
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Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson!

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Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson!

iTunes Ratings

2292 Ratings
Average Ratings
1974
143
69
38
68

More like a deposition than an interview

By AlexSWill - Jan 07 2019
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There are so many interesting tidbits here or there but you really have to sit through a *lot* of less interesting minutiae to get them. Therefore, the length of the episodes really works against you trying to focus in on some of those pieces. However, the most difficult part of the podcast is the format. You would think Bischoff was on trial. There is no attempt to foster dialogue or tell a story; it’s more like a deposition. Hours of pointed, questions about thoughts, actions, decisions at very specific days and times, mostly drawn from quotes from books or other interviews. Bischoff is such a dynamic personality this show could’ve used a host who knew how to capitalize on that after so many hours of recordings. Too bad. Brilliant idea, terribly executed.

IT’S DAY TIME

By Phenomenal Eric - Dec 17 2018
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Love the show. Conrad’s comedic confrontations with Eric and his responses are entertainment gold.

iTunes Ratings

2292 Ratings
Average Ratings
1974
143
69
38
68

More like a deposition than an interview

By AlexSWill - Jan 07 2019
Read more

There are so many interesting tidbits here or there but you really have to sit through a *lot* of less interesting minutiae to get them. Therefore, the length of the episodes really works against you trying to focus in on some of those pieces. However, the most difficult part of the podcast is the format. You would think Bischoff was on trial. There is no attempt to foster dialogue or tell a story; it’s more like a deposition. Hours of pointed, questions about thoughts, actions, decisions at very specific days and times, mostly drawn from quotes from books or other interviews. Bischoff is such a dynamic personality this show could’ve used a host who knew how to capitalize on that after so many hours of recordings. Too bad. Brilliant idea, terribly executed.

IT’S DAY TIME

By Phenomenal Eric - Dec 17 2018
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Love the show. Conrad’s comedic confrontations with Eric and his responses are entertainment gold.

Top 10 Episode of 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

Rank #1: Chris Jericho in WCW

Jun 04 2018
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Eric Bischoff breaks down when, where, and how he met Jericho and brought him into WCW

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Rank #2: Monday Nitro from 8-9-99

Aug 06 2018
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Eric and Conrad believe this could be their best episode yet! There is so much to cover from Rap is Crap, Master P, a KISS wrestler, the boys abusing the injury clauses in their contracts, Nash losing some confidence as booker, and of course Hulk Hogan breaking out the red and yellow for the first time in years! This is the "State of WCW" from the Summer of 1999--just about a month before Eric was sent home! Don't miss it! Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks Pre-Order STARRCAST before 8/10 to see Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and to see Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events for just $79 and you get a $20 FITE credit! fite.tv/starrcast Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks Owning a Brand New House is fast and easy at BrandNewHouse.com Join the CHEW WORLD ORDER with Blue Chew at BlueChew.com and use promo code 83 Weeks for our special offer! Try the new toothpaste, the new body wash, or the "One Wipe Charlies" that Eric and Conrad love at dollarshaveclub.com/83weeks

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Rank #3: Bischoff vs. Flair

Sep 17 2018
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When and where did Ric and Eric first meet? When did the "heat" between them really begin? Did Ric try to hold up Eric for a new contract in 1994? What problems existed in 1995? What moment can Eric point to in 1996 when he thinks things started to really fall apart? What was the truth about Ric's contract in 1998? What about the private plane costs Ric wrote about in his book? What can't Eric defend today? Did the infamous "locker room meeting" really take place? Why did Eric bury Ric on the Thunder he missed? Was Ric ever fired? Was Eric concerned Ric may show up on WWF TV? How did everyone come to terms to come back together? What was scripted in Ric's promo from his return? What was real? Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks Get 20% off your AncestryDNA Kit at ancestry.com/83weeks when you use promo code 83WEEKS  Get your first shipment of Blue Chew FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code 83 Weeks at bluechew.com The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com

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Rank #4: The Last WCW Monday Nitro

Aug 20 2018
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Until this watch-a-long with Conrad, Eric Bischoff had never watched the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro. Join Conrad and Eric to go through this huge night in wrestling history, including talk about the sale to WWE, Scott Steiner, Booker T, Sting, Ric Flair, Brad Siegel, and so much more!   Want FRONT ROW seats to ALL IN? Pre-Order Starrcast on FITE for your chance to win the tickets, round trip airfare to Chicago, three nights in a hotel suite, Platinum Bracelets to Starrcast, and tickets to every Official Meet & Greet! PLUS you get 20+ live shows, over 40 hours of content both live and on demand at FITE.tv/starrcast -- hurry contest ends 8/27!Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks Pre-Order STARRCAST before 8/10 to see Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and to see Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events for just $99 and you get a $20 FITE credit! fite.tv/starrcast Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks Get a FREE two month trial, including Summerslam, at WWENetwork.com/83weeks Get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE with your first purchase at  tryomax.com/83weeks The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com Oh and don't drink and drive!

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Rank #5: Fall Brawl 1998 (Warrior in WCW)

Sep 10 2018
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Why did Janie Engle quit? What happened with Nick Lambros? Why was the concept of War Games changed? What did Eric regret most about this show and feel the need to apologize for? Why was Stevie Ray in the main event? Plus Eric's thoughts on what could have been better about Jericho's segment, the best Steiner promo Eric remembers, what was going on with Scott Hall, and of course the good, the bad, and the ugly about the debut of the Warrior in WCW!  Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks Ask a question about Flair returning to Nitro on Twitter: @83weeks Get 25% off your first order at RXBars.com/83weeks when you use promo code 83Weeks Get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure, FOR FREE with your first purchase at  tryomax.com/83weeks The book Eric put over so hard on this episode is WCWNitroBook.com Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com

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Rank #6: Halloween Havoc '98

Oct 08 2018
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Eric and Conrad travel back twenty years to WCW Halloween Havoc '98! From the opening match between Chris Jericho and Raven, to the WCW World Title main event between Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page, they leave no stone unturned! What did Eric think of the beginning of Raven's "spoiled rich kid" angle? Disco Inferno in TWO matches on the card?! Who did Lodi replace in his match with Perry Saturn? What was with the Steiner Bros. calamity? And what about the infamous Hogan-Warrior rematch? Is it still just as bad after all this time? Plus, DDP-Goldberg getting cut short, and how much money Eric thinks that cost WCW. All this plus talk about Hall vs. Nash, Sting vs. Bret Hart, Fit Finlay, Billy Kidman, Buff Bagwell, Wrath, Juventud Guerrera, and so much more! Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks See Bruce & Eric in a Monday Night War Debate and Eric take on the author of the Death of WCW Book, plus 20 other live events starting at just $4.99 at fite.tv/starrcast Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Catch us in Baltimore on 11/3 - EricAndConrad.com Join us on Nashville on 11/4 - 83WeeksLive.com Interact with Eric live - twitch.tv/83weeks Ask a question about next week's show on Twitter: @83weeks Get your first shipment of Blue Chew FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code 83 Weeks at bluechew.com Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at HideFromRent.com

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Rank #7: Hog Wild 1996

Jul 23 2018
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A motorcycle rally in tiny town in South Dakota with no building and oh yeah you can’t sell tickets—perfect spot for a PPV, right? Eric Bischoff thought so, but why? Head the story of how Hog Wild came to be and what the “end game” for the show really was for Turner. Get “into the weeds” about the business side of WCW in a way that’s never been discussed before! Plus the guys tackle the “rumor and innuendo” about the Harlem Heat at this event, why the name was changed, who was supposed to be in Beefcake’s spot, Heenan drinking before shows, who dressed Tony Schiavone, and what may have been “off” about Hulk Hogan that night.   Support us on Patreon for even more content from Eric & Conrad for just $9! Patreon.com/83Weeks Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks Owning a Brand New House is fast and easy at BrandNewHouse.com

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Rank #8: Goldberg Beating Hogan on Nitro - 20 Year Anniversary

Jul 01 2018
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WCW had it's best week ever, this week 20 years ago! Join Eric and Conrad as they examine the first part of that phenomenal week when Goldberg defeated Hogan for the World Title in front of the largest cable audience to ever see wrestling and a record house at the Georgia Dome! But should it have been on Pay Per View? Why was it on free TV? Would Vince McMahon have given it away for free? Was Eric's job in jeopardy? Whose idea was it to have Hogan drop the title? Why was it only announced four days ahead of time? Would it have happened had the WWF not been winning the ratings war? Who no-showed the event? Don't miss this two hour dissection of one of the most important shows in WCW history, Monday Nitro from July 6, 1998! Try BlueChew.com for FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code: 83 Weeks Subscribe to our YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/83weeks Join Eric LIVE on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/83weeks Ask a question about Bash at the Beach 1998: facebook.com/83weeks Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Owning a Brand New House is fast and easy at BrandNewHouse.com

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Rank #9: Brian Pillman

Jul 09 2018
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What REALLY happened with "I Respect You Bookerman," Pillman showing up in ECW, and the release that Eric Bischoff gave Brian Pillman? Find out as we share Eric's side of the story in great detail for the very first time! Try BlueChew.com for FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code: 83 Weeks Subscribe to our YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/83weeks Join Eric LIVE on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/83weeks Vote for what to hear next on Twitter: @83weeks Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com Owning a Brand New House is fast and easy at BrandNewHouse.com Be sure to check out Dojo Pro at Dojopro.co

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Rank #10: Great American Bash 1998

Jun 25 2018
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Eric wasted no time getting fired up at Conrad and the yelling was early and often in this one. Eventually the guys get around to discussing Dennis Rodman coming into WCW, Eric changing the schedule around for the boys, the end of the Orlando syndicated tapings, first day ticket sales for the Georgia Dome Nitro, the Jerry Sags lawsuit, the drug testing policy in more detail, what match Eric thinks you could put up against any Monday Night War era match, the silliness of Juventud's video on this show, poor Ron Reis, the horrible finishes on this show, what Doug did to ruin a match for Eric, Eddie's improv on this show, what made Eric sad about this show, why the Hogan/Bret tag didn't work, the thing Eric's wife could do better than these guys did, the silliness of a singles match for the tag titles, the Giant smoking, and Eric buries a guy to the point Conrad shuts the show down! Don't miss another controversial 83 Weeks! Try BlueChew.com for FREE, just pay $5 shipping when you use promo code: 83 Weeks Subscribe to our YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/83weeks Join Eric LIVE on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/83weeks Ask a question about 7-6-98 Nitro on Twitter: @83weeks Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/83weeks Buy a shirt and get a call from Eric: www.EricBischoff.com Find tons of new merch at BoxOfGimmicks.com  Owning a Brand New House is fast and easy at BrandNewHouse.com

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