Eric Bischoff's new '83 Weeks' podcast with Conrad Thompson launches this week, and the first episode chronicles the NWO's third man. You can find more information at this link, and check out a quote they submitted to us below.
Were Hall and Nash the first two performers to have guaranteed contracts?
“Fuck no. It’s amazing to me, and I get this all the time. And no matter how many times I talk about it, and not matter how many ways it’s so obvious it’s not true, yet people still want to believe it. Here are the facts; when Eric Bischoff came to work at WCW as a clean-up batter on the announce team, working for Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone I came with a guaranteed freaking contract! The first day I showed up on the job, the very first day, I rode to the town with Dusty Rhodes, Doug Dillinger and Janie Engle, and we drove to Anderson, South Carolina. When I got to the building, one of the first people to come up to say ‘hi’ to me was Larry Zybzko, because Larry and I worked together in AWA and were pretty good friends back then. One of the first things Larry does is pull me off to the side and say, “Kid, keep your chin down, don’t stir up any shit, and you’ll get paid for life.” Because they all had guaranteed contracts before I freaking got there. So how this becomes, ‘Eric Bischoff started giving out guaranteed contracts,’ I’ll never fricking know. I’ll really won’t. But it’s out there.”