On the May 27, 1996, episode of WCW Monday Nitro, Scott Hall calmly walked through the crowd, hopped the guard rail, demanded a microphone, and entered a WCW ring. What proceeded was a declaration of war on WCW..
With the world of pro wrestling asking, “Who will be the third man?” Eric Bischoff needed someone that would not only shock the world but solidify the heel trio.
Using the longtime WCW diehard as the mystery partner would have been one of only a handful of choices that could have been as impactful as choosing Hogan. But, as fate would have it, Bischoff’s conversation with Hogan a year after his initial idea to turn heel was turned down, changed everything.
“..‘who’s the third man going to be?’ I’m thinking, ‘well, I’m not going to tell him because then he’ll tell Jimmy Hart and Jimmy’ll tell everybody.’ So I said, ‘well, who do you think should be the third man?’