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[Eric Bischoff Gallery]

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Broadcaster/Promotor: Eric Bischoff
Real Name: Eric Bischoff
Birthday: May 27, 1955
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Marital Status: Married to Lauree
Debut: 1989
Previous Gimmicks: Easy "E"
ATM Eric
General Manager Bischoff
Notable Fueds: Ric Flair
Stiener Brothers
Lex Luger
Sting
Roddy Piper
Diamond Dallas Page
Stephanie McMahon
The Dudley Boyz
Steve Austin
John Cena
Theodore Long
Vince McMahon
Bischoff Website's: Eric's wife LOREE BISCHOFF


In The Beginning:
  • Eric Bischoff went to the University of Minnesota for a brief amount of time but did not graduate..
  • Eric Bischoff became a legitimate black belt of karate..
  • 1989: Eric Bischoff entered in the wrestling business, working for Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Association in Minnesota..
  • Eric Bischoff became a commentator in the AWA on ESPN..
  • Eric Bischoff's other responsibilities included salaries, sponsorships and production of the shows..
  • 1991: The AWA closed and Eric Bischoff looked elsewhere for work..
  • 1991: Eric Bischoff sent an audition tape to the WWF but was not hired..

    World Championship Wrestling:
  • Eric Bischoff then joined World Championship Wrestling as a Broadcast Announcer..
  • Eric Bischoff was soon promoted to Vice President of WCW...
  • Eric Bischoff went on to revolutionize WCW and wrestling as we know it..
  • Eric Bischoff was given two hours on Monday Night TNT television to compete with the WWF's Monday Night Raw program..
  • September 1995: Eric Bischoff & WCW present it's first edition of Monday Nitro, and the Monday Night Wrestling Wars began..
  • 1996: Eric Bischoff creates the new World order, the storyline that eventually took WCW to an 86 week winning streak against RAW..
  • November 18, 1996 - Nitro: Eric Bischoff shocks the world by joining the nWo!
  • June 5, 2000: Eric Bischoff defeated Terry Funk for the WCW Hardcore title..

    In The Meanstime:
  • July 2001: Eric Bischoff is offered a job in the WWF, for the Invasion angle, but turns down the offer..
  • March 2002: Eric Bischoff and Juvi Guerrera got into a verbal confrontation at a recent World Wrestling All-Stars PPV - Click Here..
  • March 2002: Rumors circulate that Eric Bischoff is in minor negotiations with the WWF to be part of the WWF/nWo revival..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - General Manager of RAW:
  • July 15, 2002 - RAW: Eric Bischoff is named the "General Manager" of the WWE RAW brand by former enemy, Vince McMahon..
  • ~~~Bischoff begins a campaign over the next few weeks to sign Rock, Triple H, Hulk Hogan amung others..
  • July 21, 2002 - Vengeance: Bischoff officially signs Triple H to the RAW brand..
  • July 29, 2002 - RAW: Bischoff officially steals Lance Storm, Christian, Test & Chris Jericho from Smackdown!
  • August 1, 2002 - Smackdown!: Bischoff is thrown out of the building but returns to the front row with a ticket..
  • ~~~Stephanie McMahon announces that Benoit & Guerrero had jumped from RAW to Smackdown!
  • ~~~Bischoff jumps the rail and is thrown out of the building again by Security..
  • August 26, 2002 - RAW: Eric unifies the Intercontinental & Hardcore titles in a match between Rob Van Dam & Tommy Dreamer..
  • ~~~Also awards Jimmy Snuka a Lifetime achievement award, just before ordering the Island Boyz to attack!
  • ~~~Bischoff was informed by Stephanie McMahon, that Brock Lesnar (and the Undisputed Title) are now exclusive to Smackdown!
  • September 9, 2002 - RAW: Eric Bischoff sinks to a whole new low, promising HLA (Hot Lesbian Action) live on RAW!
  • ~~~Bischoff brings out the lesbians and talks them out of their clothes before Rosey & Jamal appear and demolish the Lesbians!
  • September 12, 2002 - Smackdown!: Bischoff disguises himself as a minister with an incredible make-up job..
  • ~~~The minister performs the "Billy & Chuck Commitment Ceremony"..
  • ~~~Bischoff unvails himself and ends up calling out Jamal & Rosey to attack Billy, Chuck & Stephanie McMahon..
  • ~~~Rico was in on it and joins the RAW brand!
  • September 16, 2002 - RAW: A group of women calling themselves "the International Organization for Women" protest RAW..
  • ~~~Bischoff decides to meet with them inside the ring..
  • ~~~Bischoff sets them up for their "three minutes of fame"..
  • ~~~Before Rosey & Jamal can attack, one of the women steps forward and kicks Bischoff in the crotch!
  • ~~~She takes of her wig and it's Stephanie McMahon!
  • ~~~Billy & Chuck hit the ring and give Bischoff a clothesline off the top rope!
  • ~~~Rosey & Jamal make the save but Steph, Billy & Chuck escape through the crowd...
  • September 22, 2002 - Unforgiven: Rosey/Jamal defeat Billy/Chuck forcing Steph to perform HLA..
  • ~~~Bischoff brought out a big ugly lesbian for Steph, but it turned out to be Rikishi, who gave Bischoff the stinkface!
  • October 7, 2002 - RAW: Bischoff presents an entertaining edition of RAW called RAW Roulette..
  • October 20, 2002 - No Mercy: Bischoff is threatened by Big Show to start pushing him or he will break his neck!
  • October 21, 2002 - RAW: Announces that Big Show was traded to Smackdown! and an Elimination Chamber at Survivor Series..
  • October 31, 2002 - Smackdown!: Bischoff shares a mysterious kiss with his mortal enemy, Stephanie McMahon!
  • January 13, 2003 - RAW: Bischoff is given 30 days by Vince McMahon to turn around RAW or else "YYOOOUUU'REEE FIRED!!!"..
  • January 20, 2003 - RAW: Bischoff's "bombshell" is that he is inviting Steve Austin to retain to the WWE at No Way Out..
  • Febuary 3, 2003 - RAW: Bischoff travels to Texas to meet with Steve Austin but is only given the runaround by the locals..
  • February 10, 2003 - RAW: Bischoff fires Jim Ross -- Vince McMahon fires Bischoff, but rehires him later when JR signs Steve Austin..
  • February 17, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff defeats Jim Ross after Sean Morely interfered, and smashed a cinder block on JR's face..
  • ~~~Bischoff celebrated by drinking beers in the same fasion that Stone Cold Steve Austin used to drink..
  • February 23, 2002 - No Way Out: Steve Austin makes his return to the WWE whooping Eric Bischoff's ass in a matter of seconds!
  • March 10, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff tries to make peace with Steve Austin, but Austin stomps a mudhole in him!
  • March 17, 2003 - RAW: Steve Austin defeats Eric Bischoff in a No DQ match dispite inteference from The Rock!
  • ~~~Before the event, Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair got into a minor scuffle backstage (not televised or storyline 100% legit)..
  • March 31, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff fires Steve Austin because he is a liability, saying that Austin has hidden his health problems..
  • April 7, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff confronts Jim Ross about some comments he made last week, and JR gets pissed off and QUITS!
  • April 14, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff teases the fans making them think Stone Cold Steve Austin would return, but it was a swerve..
  • April 28, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff beats Trish in a No DQ match with help from Jazz to win a hotel meeting with Trish..
  • ~~~Linda McMahon showed up and put Eric Bischoff in his place, naming his new co-GM, Stone Cold Steve Austin!!!!!!!!
  • May 5, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff was stepped on all night long by Steve Austin in a battle for power..
  • May 18, 2003 - Judgment Day: Steve Austin spends the entire show getting his co-GM, Eric Bischoff, drunk and stuffed!
  • May 19, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff is not himself tonight as he is suffering from a major hangover and Steve Austin teases him..
  • June 15, 2003 - Bad Blood: Steve Austin defeats Eric Bischoff in a "Rednack Triathalon" (Burping, Pie Eating & Pig Pen Fun)..
  • June 30, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff forces Kane to face the crowd, and Kane ends up chokeslamming Bischoff off the stage!
  • August 4, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff beat Shane McMahon in a "No Holds Barred" match after Kane tombstoned Shane on the steps!
  • August 11, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff defeatd Kane by count out when Kane refused to fight Bischoff because its what "They" want!
  • August 18, 2003 - RAW: Linda McMahon issues a live statement but is interrupted when Eric Bischoff shows up at her house!
  • August 24, 2003 - Summerslam: Shane McMahon defeated Eric Bischoff after interference from The Coach (heel turn) & Steve Austin..
  • October 20, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff challanged Steve Austin to a Team Bischoff vs Team Austin match at Survivor Series..
  • November 3, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff & Steve Austin continue picking their teams for their 5-on-5 match at Survivor Series..
  • November 16, 2003 - Survivor Series: Team Bischoff defeated Team Austin officially ending Steve Austin's reign as co-GM of RAW..
  • November 17, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff grants all five members of Team Bischoff one favour each, to be cashed in any time..
  • ~~~Later - Molly Holly & Eric Bischoff beats Matt Hardy & Lita when Matt Hardy walks out on Lita, and dumps her on the spot!
  • November 24, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff presents the second ever RAW ROULETTE, which is a pretty entertaining concept at times..
  • December 1, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff is shocked when Mick Foley shows up on RAW and appoints himself a Co-GM of the brand!
  • Janaury 5, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff, fearing the arrival of Steve Austin, hands over his GM duties to Theodore Long for one night..
  • Janaury 12, 2003 - RAW: Eric Bischoff returns to his General Manager duties on RAW..
  • January 25, 2004 - Royal Rumble: Eric Bischoff (RAW GM) and Paul Heyman (SD! GM) get into confrontation and begin to catfight..
  • ~~~Sherrif Steve Austin drove his four-wheeler to the ring and delivered Stunners to both General Managers..
  • February 23, 2003 - RAW: Vince McMahon calls out Eric Bischoff for a "fight" to hype up the release of the Monday Night Wars DVD..
  • ~~~The match was ruled a NO CONTEST after Brock Lesnar showed up and attacked referee Stone Cold Steve Austin!
  • May 10, 2004 - RAW: Eric Bischoff tells William Regal to sabotage Eugene's match so he'll lose and quit with embarassment..
  • ~~~Eugene managed to defeated Rob Conway, dispite William Regal briefly tripping him from outside the ring..
  • May 31, 2004 - RAW: Eric Bischoff orders The Coach to apoligize to Eugene it was all another set-up to embarass Eugene..
  • September 27, 2004 - RAW: Vince McMahon books Eric Bischoff in a match against Eugene at Taboo Tuesday (fans chose stips)..
  • October 4, 2004 - RAW: Eric Bischoff pays off Carmella to try to convince Eugene not to go through with the match..
  • October 18, 2004 - RAW: Gene Snitsky demolished Eugene Dinsmore in a match purposely set up by Eric Bischoff..
  • October 19, 2004 - Taboo Tuesday: Eugene Dinsmore defeated Eric Bischoff in a "Hair vs Hair" match..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff's then recieved a buzzcut from Eugene, revealing a whole lot of grey hairs, which Vince McMahon poked fun at!
  • October 25, 2004 - RAW: Eric Bischoff comes out and says that he's tired of being held back & decides to give himself the night off!
  • December 13, 2004 - RAW: Eric Bischoff books an Elimination Chamber match for New Years Revolution for the vacant World title!
  • March 7, 2005 - RAW: Randy Orton proposed match against Undertaker, and then delivers an RKO to the "Legend" Eric Bischoff..
  • March 17, 2005 - Smackdown!: Eric Bischoff & Theodore Long attended the contract signing between Undertaker and Randy Orton..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Bischoff vs ECW:
  • May 16, 2005 - RAW: Chris Benoit vs Tajiri in an ECW-rules match ended in a NO CONTEST when Eric Bischoff cancelled the match..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff then banned all RAW wrestlers from participating in ECW's One Night Stand PPV and bans any ECW-style matches..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff adds that he is banning ECW chants by the fans and will confiscate any ECW sign that he sees in the crowd!
  • May 23, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff had a "funeral" for ECW interrupted by Vince McMahon, who brought out Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Paul Heyman pointed out that for the first time ever, the masterminds behind WWE, WCW, and ECW were in the same ring!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon revealed that he secretly supported ECW financially, while Bischoff's WCW went out of his way to destroy it!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon encouraged the two figureheads to butt heads and proclaimed "May the best man win!" and left the ring..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman cut a promo on Eric Bischoff, inviting him to come to ECW One Night Stand to experience ECW first hand..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman put an exclamation point on his messege by lighting Bischoff's black ECW-logo wreath on fire inside the ring!
  • May 30, 2005 - RAW: Edge defeated Chris Benoit in a Tables match with help from Maven, Tomko & GENE SNITSKI!
  • ~~~Edge, Maven, Tomko & Gene Snitsky make up Bischoff's army of voluteers who will try to put a stop to the ECW PPV..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff explains that that was a messege to Paul Heyman on what to expect at One Night Stand..
  • June 6, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff & the anti-ECW crusaders (Edge/Christin/Tomko) called out Paul Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman came out with the Dudleyz to cut a promo on Bischoff and then said "ECW never backs down from a fight"..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff then called out some additional "Crusaders" to stack the deck against Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman acted scared, but then declared.... ECW NEVER BACKS DOWN FROM A FIGHT and pointed to the rafters..
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Rhyno, Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten showed up and the brawl insued with ECW coming out on top!
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: Eric Bischoff bought tickets so that his anti-ECW crusaders could sit in the balcony..
  • ~~~Bischoff's boys were shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • ~~~Steve Austin asked Mick Foley to drag Eric Bischoff, who had joined commentary, to the ring to be taken care of..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff was then hit with a 3D from the Dudleyz, a flying headbutt from Benoit, and a 619 from Mysterio!
  • ~~~Steve Austin asked Eric Bischoff what he thinks of ECW, and Bischoff screamed "F*ck ECW!!!!!!!!!"
  • ~~~Steve Austin then kicked Eric Bischoff in the gut and Stunned him and had the Dudleyz carry him out!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Bischoff vs John Cena:
  • July 11, 2005 - RAW: John Cena gave Eric Bischoff the FU slam after Chris Jericho refused to come to the ring..
  • August 2005: Eric Bischoff put his political powers behind Chris Jericho's challenge for John Cena's WWE title at Summerslam..
  • August 8, 2005 - RAW: Chris Jericho defeated referee Chad Patton in a match ordered by Eric Bischoff to punish Patton..
  • August 22, 2005 - RAW: John Cena defeated Chris Jericho in a "You're Fired" match resulting in Y2J being FIRED by Eric Bischoff!
  • ~~~After the match, Kurt Angle attacked John Cena and Eric Bischoff named Angle the NEW #1 Contender to Cena's WWE title..
  • September 18, 2005 - Unforgiven: Kurt Angle beat John Cena (Champion) by DQ when Cena was caught using the belt as a weapon..
  • ~~~After the ruling, Eric Bischoff interjected and ruled that Cena doesn't get the belt back ---- so John Cena FU'd Bischoff!
  • September 19, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff was ready to present the WWE title to Kurt Angle when Vince McMahon showed up!
  • September 26, 2005 - RAW: Vince McMahon showed up again and booked Bischoff in a WWE title match at "WWE Homecoming"..
  • ~~~Kurt Angle angleslammed John Cena through a Table and Eric Bischoff raised the WWE championship belt over his head!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - RAW vs Smackdown!:
  • October 3, 2005 - WWE Homecoming: Eric Bischoff finally stood up to "Vince" telling him that he was a "SICK" man..
  • ~~~After Mr. McMahon had left the building, Bischoff interjected his authority and cancelled the Smackdown! showcase match..
  • ~~~In the main event: John Cena defeated Eric Bischoff to retain the WWE championship despite interference from Kurt Angle!
  • ~~~The John Cena/Kurt Angle brawl was put on the backburner as a massive Smackdown! vs RAW brawl broke out around the ring..
  • October 24, 2005 - RAW: Kurt Angle defeated John Cena by tap out in a Non Title match with Mick Foley as the referee..
  • ~~~Mick Foley abandoned the match to brawl with Carlito Cool, so Eric Bischoff ran down to assume the referee duties..
  • ~~~Kurt Angle put the anklelock on John Cena and Bischoff lifted Cena's arm and dropped it, simulating a tap out!
  • November 1, 2005 - Taboo Tuesday: Eric Bischoff was humiliated when Team SD! defeated Team RAW in a 2-on-2 Tag Team match..
  • ~~~Bischoff was double-pissed after John Cena somehow defeated Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match..
  • November 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: Eric Bischoff & Theodore Long agreed to do a RAW vs SD! Elimination match at Survivor Series..
  • November 7, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff took his frustrations out on the RAW roster after embarrassing him at Taboo Tuesday..
  • November 2005: RAW GM Eric Bischoff & SD! GM Theodore Long agreed to do a RAW vs SD! Elimination match at Survivor Series..
  • November 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Batista (SD!) vs Edge w/Lita (RAW) in an Interpromotional Street Fight ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~Chris Masters & Eric Bischoff lured Team SD! away from the building, so Kane & Big Show interfered unopposed..
  • ~~~Kane & Big Show went to the ring and attacked Batista and gave him the double-choke-slam-from-hell in the ring!
  • November 21, 2005 - RAW: Team RAW and Team Smackdown! met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • November 27, 2005 - Survivor Series: Theodore Long (SD!) defeated Eric Bischoff (RAW) with help from The Boogeyman!
  • ~~~John Cena defeated Kurt Angle and Team Smackdown! defeated Team RAW (Bad night for RAW and especially for Eric Bischoff)
  • November 28, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff annoounced that "failures would not be tolorated" and promised to fire somebody tonight!
  • ~~~Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance and took advantage of yet another opportunity to humiliate Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~~~~Vince McMahon told Eric Bischoff to set a goal tonight, and see it through, or else he just might get fired!
  • ~~~~~~Eric Bischoff set a goal to see John Cena tap out by the end of the night and lose the WWE Championship..
  • ~~~Main Event: John Cena defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Masters in a 3-WAY Submissions match to retain the WWE title!
  • December 5, 2005 - RAW: Vince McMahon led a series of "Trial of Eric Bischoff" skits which all took place in a real court room..
  • ~~~The Coach represented Eric Bischoff, and Mick Foley represented the prosecution, and of course Vince was the judge!
  • ~~~~~It all ended up in the ring at the end of the night with Vince firing Bischoff and literally slamming him in a dump truck..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Controversy Creates Cash:
  • August 2006: Eric Bischoff signed a deal with WWE for an upcoming autobiography titled "Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash"
  • September 25, 2006 - RAW: Eric Bischoff made a one-time appearance on RAW to promote the upcoming release of his auto-biography..
  • October 2, 2006 - RAW: Eric Bischoff talked to Triple H & Shawn Michaels about his book and said DX was an nWo rip-off..
  • October 23, 2006 - RAW: Randy Orton (w/Edge & Lita) defeated Triple H (w/Shawn Michaels) with help from Eric Bischoff!!
  • November 5, 2006 - Cyber Sunday: Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) defeated DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels)..
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Referee for the Match: 1) Vince McMahon -- 2) Eric Bischoff (60%) -- or 3) Jonathan Coachman..
  • November 6, 2006 - RAW: Eric Bischoff was General Manager for one night and did his best to create controversy!
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff stirred things up all night but actually had his face pressed between the butt of Big Dick Johnson by DX!!
  • March 5, 2007 - RAW: Eric Bischoff made a brief appearance to confront Vince McMahon and endorse Donald Trump..