Eric Bischoff

  Image courtesy of impactwrestling.com

Image courtesy of impactwrestling.com

Reality TV Producer & Former President of World Championship Wrestling

In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW's President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joined long time competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”.

Currently, Bischoff is a partner at Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television (BHE) producing television projects for NBC, A&E, VH-1, CMT, E! Network, TruTV, Discovery Network, Spike TV, WGN and Nickelodeon. Under his 30-year belt in the television industry, Eric has executive produced over 3000 hours of original, live-action programming, 79 Pay-Per-View events that generated more than $300M in revenue, produced over 1,500 live events around the world, 70 hours of non-scripted television and 60 episodes of scripted comedy. His book Controversy Creates Cash made the New York Times Best Seller list in 2007.