Eric Bischoff credits WWE Hall of Famer for coming up with “New World Order” in the WCW. The nWo was a popular faction in the promotion.
The nWo (New World Order) is considered one of the most popular faction in the wrestling world. In fact, at their height, the stable proved to be the WCW’s ace during the Monday night wars. The group consisted of several members but the main three were Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan.
During the latest episode of the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff confirmed that it was neither of the three who came up with the term “New World Order.”
In fact, the honor of using the term in association with the legendary group for the first time goes to WWE Hall of Famer Larry Zbyszko, who reffered to The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) as such during the WCW Nitro go-home show for Bash at the Beach 1996.
Eric Bischoff credits WWE Hall of Famer for coming up with “New World Order”
“This is the first time in well over three years of doing this podcast where I am legitimately and pleasantly surprised at something. I had not heard that until this show. I have heard people make reference to ‘Ya well Larry Zybysko mentioned New World Order before Bash at the Beach,’ and I thought well maybe it’s one of those stories that float around wrestling because I didn’t remember hearing it. Clearly, I did. Undoubtedly I did.
“Consciously I didn’t say ‘Oh, that’s a good idea, we’re going to use that,’ but right here, right now, I want to clarify and correct by the way, 25 years of unintentional misinformation on my part.
“My recollection of the first time I ever heard the reference to the New World Order is when it spontaneously – and I mean really spontaneously – the reference came out of my mouth ‘New World Order of professional wrestling’.
“I didn’t know where it came from, it evidently made its way into my subconscious after hearing Larry use it first. I’m giving credit where credit is due here.
“Clearly, Larry Zybysko deserves all of the credit for coming up with the term ‘New World Order.’ I’m honest to goodness really pleasantly surprised to hear that, it’s fun and for years Larry hasn’t gotten the credit that Larry deserves and should get after hearing that. I never went back and watched this show before. I’ve never seen that part of the show and I’m so excited to discover something new. It’s new to me, how cool is this sh-t?”
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