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Eric Bischoff On NXT Bringing Back Halloween Havoc, Why WWE Is Hesitant To Embrace WCW’s Legacy

October 20, 2020 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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In a recent edition of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff discussed NXT bringing back Halloween Havoc, why WWE is hesitant to embrace WCW’s past, and much more. You can read his comments below.

Eric Bischoff on NXT bringing back Halloween Havoc: “I think it’s great. Wrestling fans have a long memory and they love the legacy and the nostalgia and the history. And I think the fact that WWE is bringing back Halloween Havoc in whatever version is number one, paying homage to a great pay-per-view series. Halloween Havoc went on to become, at least in my opinion, one of the more important pay-per-views of the year for WCW. So, I think it’s great, and hopefully, it’ll be a tradition that continues long into the future.”

On WWE not wanting to embrace WCW’s legacy: “Historically, at least based on what we hear second and third hand and to a little bit of a degree my own experience from the brief period of time I was in WWE, there was a tendency to not want to really acknowledge the history of other brands. ECW was a bit of an exception, but I think people forget Vince McMahon had a financial investment in ECW early on in ECW’s existence. WCW was a little bit different – we were real competitors and there was real animosity a real feeling of us versus them with regard to WCW and WWE. I think the tendency to want to embrace some of WCW’s legacy is just not something that happens very naturally or comfortably within WWE, and that’s just another reason why I think it’s great that it’s happening.”

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