Hulk Hogan Explains What Killed WCW And Defends Eric Bischoff

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WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan did not take part in the Who Killed WCW? documentary series.

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Hogan defended former WCW President Eric Bischoff. Hogan stated that the merger between American Online and Time Warner was a factor in WCW’s demise.

“It’s not the flashiest story, but I can tell you what killed WCW. There was no way WCW was going to survive, not under those circumstances.”

“So many people knock Eric, but there was an opposition he was dealing with from the higher-ups in the company. He just wasn’t going to win that battle. These were executives who had no idea what wrestling was all about, and they had no interest in learning. They wanted more traditional programming. They didn’t want rasslin’ in their high-brow portfolio. They weren’t interested, and nothing else mattered.”