Hulk Hogan spent many years working at the top of the professional wrestling business, and rejuvenated his career when he turned his back and formed nWo with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in WCW. However, before him he had already won practically everything in WWF, and it is known how his great influence helped him to claim and obtain a very large number of victories and titles.
Over the years there have been rumors about how much creative control some nWo members had, and during a recent appearance on the WrestleSlam podcast Eric Bischoff made it clear that Scott Hall and Kevin Nash did not have total creative control over their characters in WCW, least of all on the victories they would have achieved.
"Hall and Nash did not have creative control," explained the historical executive, later also General Manager on Raw. To clarify, they had a wording in their agreement that gave them the right to meaningful advice. It meant they had the guarantee of having a conversation with me and it would have been a meaningful conversation.
But having a meaningful conversation and having creative control over your character are two different things. That's why I tell you that they didn't have creative control." Bischoff went on to say that Hulk Hogan, speaking of creative control in the narrower sense, had a clause that allowed him much more freedom.
But he exercised his right to use it only on one occasion. "Hulk Hogan had creative control and only used it once," Bischoff revealed. So, the problem of creative control wasn't a problem, even if people like to talk about it and it's part of the narrative.
So I know there is a lot of chatter, and many people have reported that there was creative control in WCW. Problem is, none of these people know what the f**k they're talking about, if I'm being completely honest. The truth is that Hogan has never created a problem with the terms of his contract."
WWE WrestleMania Backlash results
Here's what happened in the latest WWE WrestleMania Backlash Pay-per-Wiew, which took place on 5/16/2021 at WWE Thunderdome (Yuengling Center) in Tampa, Florida.
Sheamus beats Ricochet Main Card:
Women's Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women's Championship:
Rhea Ripley beats Asuka and Charlotte Flair (Rhea remains champion) Tag Team Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships:
Rey Mysterio & Dominik beat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (Mysterio's are the new couple champions) Lumberjack Match:
Damian Priest beats The Miz - Lumberjacks outside the ring were zombies to advertise the Army of the Dead movie starring WWE Hall of Famer Batista.
Women's Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship:
Bianca Belair beats Bayley (Bianca remains champion) Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship:
Bobby Lashley beats Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre (Lashley remains champion) Single Match for the Universal Championship:
Roman Reigns (w / Paul Heyman) defeats Cesaro (Reigns remains champion) - At the end of the match Jey Uso attacks Cesaro and Seth Rollins arrives to attack the Swiss.
Notes from the show:
- The next WWE PPV has been announced and surprisingly it will not be Money in the Bank but Hell in a Cell for June 20th always at Thunderdome.
- The duo titles of Raw, WWE Women's Tag Team and the Intercontinental Championship were not defended in this PPV.