In the mid-90s, professional wrestling peaked in mainstream popularity, dubbed the “Attitude Era”. Superstars like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock became household names. You couldn’t go anywhere in America without seeing someone with a “nWo” t-shirt. During the “Monday Night Wars” between rival brands, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Detroit natives, Eric Bischoff, Kevin Nash along with Scott Hall and “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan were on the forefront of the wrestling entertainment movement.
Former WWF (now World Wrestling Entertainment) guys, Scott Hall (Razor Ramon), Kevin Nash (Diesel) and Hulk Hogan jumped to WCW after their contracts expired to form the popular faction, “New World Order”. Paired with executive producer of WCW, Eric Bischoff, they faced off with Vince McMahon’s WWF and eventually WCW outdrew WWF before going out of business in 2001. WCW was purchased by McMahon.
nWo members, Hogan, Hall and Nash returned to WWE in 2002. Eric Bischoff debuted shortly after in WWE, as well, as an on-air talent, General Manager of RAW. Hogan, Hall and Nash are now WWE Hall of Famers. Bischoff will likely follow suit.
Last weekend, Bischoff and Nash were in attendance at the first ever, Astronomicon in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Fans were excited to meet and greet trailblazers of sports entertainment along with horror movie guests. Among those in attendance were Scott Hall (aka Razor Ramon), Charles Wright (The Godfather), Booker T and many more.
For more information, check out Astronomicon.com