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September 20, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Eric Bischoff fired from WCW, Beyond the Mat review, more


Although wrestlers were singing "Ding, Dong, the Witch is dead," Friday night in Baltimore, when the word of Eric Bischoff's re-assignment within Turner (read that as a nice way of saying firing) reached the wrestlers, once the initial happiness wore off and reality set in, the reality is little has changed.

Bischoff was replaced for a number of reasons, a combination of numerous bad deals and falling ratings, house shows and buy rates. The company temporarily is in the hands of Bill Busch, whose title has been changed from Vice President of Strategic Planning to Executive Vice President. The creative control at this point is in the hands of television producer Craig Leathers, who has the final say, and the same booking committee headed by Kevin Nash, Dusty Rhodes and Kevin Sullivan that got the company into this mess, although everyone seems to be jockeying for position to garner power and get creative input

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