Eric Bischoff discusses the delay in WCW doing Hogan vs. Vader

Hogan is a thirteen-time world champion between WWE and WWF

by Simone Brugnoli
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Eric Bischoff discusses the delay in WCW doing Hogan vs. Vader

Hulk Hogan is a twelve-time world champion, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship six times and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship six times; he also once held the WWE Tag Team Championship (with Edge). After Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund, he is the third wrestler with the most days combined by WWF Champion.

His first reign as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, which lasted 469 days (from July 17 1994 to October 29 1995), is the longest in the history of the title. On the latest edition of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff discussed the delay in WCW doing Hogan vs.

Vader: “I don’t think it was necessarily a delay. Hulk didn’t come in to WCW until, what, around July of ’94? His first match was with Ric Flair who arguably absolutely should have been his first match, and then, we got July, August, September, October, November, December, January, seven months later we got Vader.

I don’t think waiting that amount of time, look, other than Ric Flair, I think the Vader – Hogan matchup was one of the more anticipated matchups at that time. Ric Flair and Kevin Sullivan, who were booking at that time, did a pretty good job by 1994 standards, mind you, of building anticipation for this match.

Certainly we all would have done a better job at it today. I think storytelling and booking and writing and all that has advanced since 1994 just like play calling has advanced in the NFL, but they did an adequate job building up anticipation”.

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