the birth of - the nwo

“All right. We have seen the end of Hulkamania. For Bobby “The  Brain” Heenan, for Dusty Rhodes, for “Mean” Gene Okerlund, I don’t  know…I’m Tony Schiavone. Hulk Hogan, you can go to hell! We’re outta  here. Straight to hell.” 



By the start of 1996, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash were two of the biggest stars in professional wrestling..

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..

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you know who I am

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.

The third man

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?’

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