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Chuck Palumbo Discusses The End of WCW, Similarities Between Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff, More

November 27, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Chuck Palumbo recently spoke about WCW, Vince McMahon, getting into wrestling and more. Here are the highlights…

On Getting Into Wrestling: “I actually saw an advert on television when I was watching WCW Nitro, they had an ad for the Power Plant. At the time I was in college and I was on a full basketball scholarship, but I decided to leave school early and go for it, it was just one of those things where I made the decision pretty much based on instinct,” he said. “I never really watched WWE on television and to be honest with you I only really watched WCW for a few months before actually getting into the business.”

On The End of WCW: There comes Shane McMahon, Pat Patterson and Jerry Brisco, and that’s when I realized they were taking over. It was a very surreal experience but at the same time I was very fortunate to be on the last Monday Nitro ever,” said Palumbo. “That night it was Sean O’Haire and myself against Mike Awesome and Lance Storm, so it was a good experience.”

On Similarities Between Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff: “Similarities, they are both go getters and hustlers but obviously Vince McMahon is much more disciplined, hungrier, I think he is more intelligent and it shows, Vince is still on top of a huge industry and Eric Bischoff is working as a talent in a very low grade wrestling company,” said Palumbo. “Vince is a very hard worker, he loves the business, respects the business whilst Eric, I don’t think he does as much, I think he is a smart guy but I don’t think he has the same respect for the business, and he did a real number on WCW letting his ego get the better of him.”

Credit: wrestling101.com

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