83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

Cumulus Podcast Network

Since 1984 every wrestling promoter has tried to beat Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation unsuccessfully… except one, Eric Bischoff. From a “C-Team Announcer” to the President of WCW, Eric did it all! The nWo, Monday Night Nitro, and most importantly beating Vince not once, but 83 times in a row! Hear all about it on 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson! read less

83 Weeks #254: Buff Bagwell
4d ago
83 Weeks #254: Buff Bagwell
This week we FINALLY get to talk about Buff Bagwell. But instead of just talking about him, We talked TO HIM. So listen at the beginning to hear all about Buff's career from Eric Bischoff and then stay to the end to hear from the man himself: Marcus "Buff" Bagwell Special thanks to this week's sponsors! Manscaped Beard Hedger-Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 83WEEKS at Manscaped.com. Athletic Greens- Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1x-year supply of immune-support Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/83WEEKS. Mindbloom- Go to Mindbloom.com/83WEEKS, promo code 83WEEKS for $100 off your first six-session program today Factor-Head to FACTOR75.com/83WEEKS60 and use code 83WEEKS60 to get 60% off your first box. WoooooWings- Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world-championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app. Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon. Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. FOLLOW ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA at https://83weekslinks.com/ Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at SaveWithConrad.com Get early, ad-free access to more than a dozen of your favorite wrestling podcasts, starting at just $9 over on AdFreeShows.com. That's less than 15 cents an episode each month! You can also listen to them directly through Apple Podcasts or your other regular podcast apps! AdFreeShows.com also has thousands of hours worth of bonus content including popular series like Title Chase, Eric Fires Back, Conversations with Conrad, Mike Chioda's Mailbag and many more! Plus, live, interactive virtual chats with your favorite podcasts hosts and wrestling legends. All that and much more! Sign up today at AdFreeShows.com! Get all of your 83 Weeks merchandise at https://boxofgimmicks.com/collections/83-weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Strictly Business #11: Brian Bedol
1w ago
Strictly Business #11: Brian Bedol
This week on Strictly business Eric and Jon are joined by Brian Bedol Brian Bedol is an American entrepreneur and media executive. He is the founder and CEO of Bedrocket Media Ventures, a digital media company that acquires, develops, and distributes content across various platforms. Bedol is also the co-founder of Classic Sports Network, which was later rebranded as ESPN Classic. He was ALSO the founder and CEO of Fusient Media Ventures, a sports and entertainment company that was trying to purchase WCW in 2001. Special thanks to this week's sponsor! Jimmy's Seafood-Free 2-day nationwide shipping on orders over $125 (excluding steamed crabs and fresh items) use the promo code: WRESTLEBIZ FOLLOW ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA at https://83weekslinks.com/ Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at SaveWithConrad.com Get early, ad-free access to more than a dozen of your favorite wrestling podcasts, starting at just $9 over on AdFreeShows.com. That's less than 15 cents an episode each month! You can also listen to them directly through Apple Podcasts or your other regular podcast apps! AdFreeShows.com also has thousands of hours worth of bonus content including popular series like Title Chase, Eric Fires Back, Conversations with Conrad, Mike Chioda's Mailbag, and many more! Plus, live, interactive virtual chats with your favorite podcasts hosts and wrestling legends. All that and much more! Sign up today at AdFreeShows.com! Get all of your Strictly Business merchandise at https://boxofgimmicks.com/collections/83-weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
83 Weeks #253: WWE Sale? pt 2
Jan 16 2023
83 Weeks #253: WWE Sale? pt 2
On this edition of 83 Weeks, Conrad & Eric are STILL not done talking about the potential WWE Sale. They specifically talk about the possibility of Vince taking the company private and how EVERYONE got the Saudi Arabia Sale wrong. Special thanks to this week's sponsors! CamperMaxx -Specializing in MAXX discounted pricing on Travel Trailers and Fifthwheel RV’s.Visit: campermaxx.com or call 256-320-7033 Athletic Greens- Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1x-year supply of immune-support Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/83WEEKS. WoooooWings- Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world-championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app. Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon. Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. FOLLOW ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA at https://83weekslinks.com/ Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at SaveWithConrad.com Get early, ad-free access to more than a dozen of your favorite wrestling podcasts, starting at just $9 over on AdFreeShows.com. That's less than 15 cents an episode each month! You can also listen to them directly through Apple Podcasts or your other regular podcast apps! \AdFreeShows.com also has thousands of hours worth of bonus content including popular series like Title Chase, Eric Fires Back, Conversations with Conrad, Mike Chioda's Mailbag and many more! Plus, live, interactive virtual chats with your favorite podcasts hosts and wrestling legends. All that and much more! Sign up today at AdFreeShows.com! Get all of your 83 Weeks merchandise at https://boxofgimmicks.com/collections/83-weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
83 Weeks #250: The RISE of Eric Bischoff
Dec 26 2022
83 Weeks #250: The RISE of Eric Bischoff
In this episode of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff discusses his rise to power in WCW. Starting his time working in the AWA and the decision to leave for WCW, as well as his audition process and early days in the company. Bischoff also delves into his experiences working with Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and other wrestling legends. He shares his thoughts on taking risks, facing criticism, and building his self-confidence. This candid conversation covers a wide range of topics, including Bischoff's thoughts on the current state of wrestling and his memories of significant moments in WCW's history. Special thanks to this week's sponsors! Manscaped- Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code WHW at Manscaped.com. Embark- Visit Embarkvet.com and use promo code 83WEEKS to save $65 today. Nutrafol- Get $15 OFF at Nutrafol.com/men and enter the promo code 83WEEKS CamperMaxx -Specializing in MAXX discounted pricing on Travel Trailers and Fifthwheel RV’s. Visit: campermaxx.com or call 256-320-7033 WoooooWings- Wooooo! Wings, a virtual restaurant concept from The Man himself, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Enjoy the legendary flavors and world-championship wings by ordering with your Uber Eats or Postmates app. Wooo Wings is now open in Nashville, San Antonio, and Jacksonville, Florida as well as Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama, with many more locations coming soon. Try the only chicken wings worthy of carrying the name of the 16x World Heavyweight Champion. Fansly- Go to fansly.com/promo/83WEEKS  for a FREE extended trial subscription with promo code 83WEEKS. Stop throwing your money on rent! Get into a house with NO MONEY DOWN and roughly the same monthly payment at SaveWithConrad.com FOLLOW ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA at https://83weekslinks.com/ Get early, ad-free access to more than a dozen of your favorite wrestling podcasts, starting at just $9 over on AdFreeShows.com. That's less than 15 cents an episode each month! You can also listen to them directly through Apple Podcasts or your other regular podcast apps! AdFreeShows.com also has thousands of hours worth of bonus content including popular series like Title Chase, Eric Fires Back, Conversations with Conrad, Mike Chioda's Mailbag and many more! Plus, live, interactive virtual chats with your favorite podcasts hosts and wrestling legends. All that and much more! Sign up today at AdFreeShows.com! Get all of your 83 Weeks merchandise at https://boxofgimmicks.com/collections/83-weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Strictly Business #006: Fightful owner Sean Ross Sapp
Dec 22 2022
Strictly Business #006: Fightful owner Sean Ross Sapp
Last week on Strictly Business, we welcomed in two members of the wrestling media that Eric holds in high regard, PWInsider's Mike Johnson and Dave Scherer. And this week, we welcome another individual who fits that bill, as Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp joins the program! Sean discusses his influences in sports media, media literacy, his journalistic process, what sets Fightful apart from other wrestling news sites, AEW's Brawl Out, and more! Special thanks to this week's sponsor! Jimmy's Seafood-Free 2-day nationwide shipping on orders over $125 (excluding steamed crabs and fresh items) use the promo code: WRESTLEBIZ FOLLOW ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA at https://83weekslinks.com/ Get early, ad-free access to more than a dozen of your favorite wrestling podcasts, starting at just $9 over on AdFreeShows.com. That's less than 15 cents an episode each month! You can also listen to them directly through Apple Podcasts or your other regular podcast apps! AdFreeShows.com also has thousands of hours worth of bonus content including popular series like Title Chase, Eric Fires Back, Conversations with Conrad, Mike Chioda's Mailbag and many more! Plus, live, interactive virtual chats with your favorite podcasts hosts and wrestling legends. All that and much more! Sign up today at AdFreeShows.com! Get all of your Strictly Business merchandise at https://boxofgimmicks.com/collections/83-weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
83 Weeks #249: WCW Power Plant
Dec 19 2022
83 Weeks #249: WCW Power Plant
Welcome to 83 Weeks #249 with Eric Bischoff! In this podcast, Eric discusses his recent trip to Las Vegas, shares his thoughts on whether wrestling can work on a streaming network, and talks about why he is DONE responding to Ric Flair In the main topic of the episode, Eric dives into the WCW Power Plant, discussing the fast count and his own experiences visiting the facility. He talks about the process of recruiting talent, the cast of trainers, and whether the facility was capable of producing a good finished product. Eric also shares stories about Ole Anderson, DDP, and Goldberg's training at the Power Plant. Later in the episode, Eric discusses the possibility of Bret Hart having CTE and the physical requirements for training at the WCW Power Plant. He also addresses the claim that the Power Plant needed its own local promotion and shares Jim Cornette's thoughts on the facility. Eric wraps up the episode by sharing his vision for a Las Vegas Power Plant under the new WCW and whether the Power Plant was too "hard-nosed." Tune in next week for the rise of Eric Bischoff! MANSCAPED-Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 83WEEKS at www.Manscaped.com. Manscaped, for a perfect gift that will be the holiday’s biggest hit. EMBARK-Right now, Embark has a limited-time offer on their Breed and Health Kit and Purebred Kit for 83 Weeks listeners! Go to Embarkvet.com to get free shipping and save $65 with promo code 83WEEKS. Visit www.Embarkvet.com and use promo code 83WEEKS to save $65 today. LUCY-So whether you use nicotine while working, creating, or playing - Lucy Breakers are the intelligent choice. And we’ve got a special deal for our listeners: Get $10 off your first order when you use our promo code 83WEEKS at checkout--and shipping is always free. ROCKET MONEY-Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to www.ROCKETMONEY.COM/83WEEKS. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year. Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at www.ROCKETMONEY.COM/83WEEKS. FANSLY-Go to fansly.com/promo/83WEEKS for a FREE extended trial subscription to one of our favorite content creators. Just use code 83WEEKS at checkout. All the content on Fansly.com - Who knows what you’ll find? Feet pics? Your neighbor Jenna? Feet pics FROM your neighbor Jenna? Again that is fansly.com/promo/83WEEKS and promo code 83WEEKS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
83 Weeks #248: Eric Bischoff's END in TNA
Dec 12 2022
83 Weeks #248: Eric Bischoff's END in TNA
83 Weeks is back with Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson where our main topic is the end of Eric's tenure at TNA and the controversial decisions that led to his departure from the company. Bischoff opens up about the behind-the-scenes drama and shares his thoughts on what could have been done differently. In this candid conversation, Bischoff and Thompson also discuss Bischoff's Twitter feud with Ric Flair, IF the Four Horsemen ever drew any money, Barry Windham's GoFundMe, the Claire Lynch angle, TNA's missed payments to wrestlers, and whether AEW is a "vanity project". Don't miss this must-listen episode for wrestling fans! MANSCAPED-Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 83WEEKS at www.Manscaped.com. Manscaped, for a perfect gift that will be the holiday’s biggest hit. EMBARK- Right now, Embark has a limited-time offer on their Breed and Health Kit and Purebred Kit for 83 Weeks listeners! Go to Embarkvet.com to get free shipping and save $65 with promo code 83WEEKS. Visit www..Embarkvet.com and use promo code 83WEEKS to save $65 today. FANSLY-Go to www.fansly.com/promo/83WEEKS for a FREE extended trial subscription to one of our favorite content creators. Just use code 83WEEKS at checkout. All the content on www.Fansly.com - Who knows what you’ll find? Feet pics? Your neighbor Jenna? Feet pics FROM your neighbor Jenna? Again that is www.fansly.com/promo/83WEEKS and promo code 83WEEKS. BETTERHELP-This podcast is sponsored by Better Help. When you’re ready to feel at the top of your mental health game, therapy can get you there. Visit www.BetterHelp.com/83weeks today to get 10% off your first month. LUCY-So whether you use nicotine while working, creating, or playing - Lucy Breakers are the intelligent choice. And we’ve got a special deal for our listeners: Get $10 off your first order when you use our promo code 83WEEKS at checkout--and shipping is always free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
83 Weeks #247: Larry Zbyszko
Dec 5 2022
83 Weeks #247: Larry Zbyszko
In this edition of 83 Weeks. Eric & Conrad talk all about "The Living Legend" Larry Zbyszko. More specifically: Larry working with Bruno Sammartino, Eric's time in the AWA, Zbyszko vs Hall, Zbyszko vs Bischoff, and Zbyszko vs nWo. MANCAPED-Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 83WEEKS at WWW.Manscaped.com. Manscaped, for a perfect gift that will be the holiday’s biggest hit. EMBARK-Right now, Embark has a limited-time offer on their Breed and Health Kit and Purebred Kit for 83 Weeks’ listeners! Go to www.Embarkvet.com to get free shipping and save $65 with promo code 83WEEKS. Visit Embarkvet.com and use promo code 83WEEKS to save $65 today. ROCKET MONEY-Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now. Go to WWW.ROCKETMONEY.COM/83WEEKS. Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS per year. Cancel your unnecessary subscriptions right now at WWW.ROCKETMONEY.COM/83WEEKS. ATHLETIC GREENS-Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1x year supply of immune-support Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit www.athleticgreens.com/83WEEKS. Again, that is www.athleticgreens.com/83WEEKS to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! NUTRAFOL- You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to www.Nutrafol.com/men and entering the promo code 83WEEKS to save $15 off your first month’s subscription – this is their best offer anywhere and it’s only available to US customers for a limited time. Plus FREE shipping on EVERY order. Get $15 OFF at www.Nutrafol.com/men KEEPS-If you're ready to take action and prevent hair loss, go to WWW.KEEPS.COM/83WEEKS to receive your first month of treatment for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices