Eric Bischoff says Jerry Lawler called WCW when he quit WWE after his wife The Kat was fired

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This week on “83 Weeks” with Eric Bischoff on Conrad Thompson, the tip of WCW and what was deliberate after March 2001 was mentioned. At one level in early 20021, Eric Bischoff had a gaggle of buyers that have been in talks to by WCW and there have been plans to have the corporate go darkish after which return with a relaunched model.

A number of of the large names that disappeared from TV (Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg and others) have been anticipated to return for the relaunch and there have been plans for a pay-per-view titled “The Large Bang.” As everybody is aware of by now, that by no means panned out due to WCW shopping for the corporate.

In February 2001, Jerry “The King” Lawler stop the WWF/E after his then-wife Stacy “The Kat” Carter was fired. Throughout this episode, Bischoff revealed that Lawler reached out to him about making the bounce to WCW.

Bischoff stated, “Jerry referred to as me. I bear in mind as a result of I had by no means had a dialog with Jerry. I imply, I definitely knew of Jerry and held him in excessive regard, however I had by no means even stated hiya to him. We hadn’t crossed paths. We hadn’t talked on the cellphone. Nothing. I used to be in Los Angeles. I’m driving and I get a cellphone name from Jerry Lawler. Clearly, I acknowledged his voice immediately. We chatted for a couple of minutes and he let me know he was free. He heard that I had one thing going and needed to know if I used to be . I stated, ‘Completely Jerry. Let’s observe this up.’ Nothing ever got here of it. I don’t know what I might have performed with him, however we’d have performed one thing with him for positive.”

When Lawler stop WWE, Vince McMahon changed him with Paul Heyman. Lawler finally returned to the corporate in November 2001. Lawler and Stacy Carter divorced in 2003.

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