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The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

Was Vinny Mac really the inventor of it? I mean Eric Bishoff Joined the NWO in 96 and even then Eric didn't invent the Promotion vs Promotion angle and I think Cornette made on screen appearances in Smokey Mountain Wrestling,

so where is the missing link here?
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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

I know the screwjob was responsible for launching McMahon into that gimmick and giving the writers the idea to take his character in that direction, but to say that Vince was the first person to ever think of the idea is probably not true.
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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

Didn't Eric Bischoff beat him to it by joining NWO in 1996 helping NWO take over WCW? In fact, Bischoff was first scorpion death dropped by Sting much before Screwjob happened.

However, Mcmahon improvised and did a much better job as the Evil Boss for unlike Bischoff's case where everything ran around NWO here everything ran around Vince.

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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

there are many times in the 80's where the "boss" is bad, maybe not to that level but still

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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

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Didn't Eric Bischoff beat him to it by joining NWO in 1996 helping NWO take over WCW? In fact, Bischoff was first scorpion death dropped by Sting much before Screwjob happened.

However, Mcmahon improvised and did a much better job as the Evil Boss for unlike Bischoff's case where everything ran around NWO here everything ran around Vince.
Was Bischoff acknowledged as being in control of WCW though? I know he was on commentary for a while, taking beatings from the NWO, before joining. Didn't JJ Dillon kayfabe have authority over them all? I know he had the authority to over rule the ending of Sting / Hogan at Starrcade 1997, but I just can't remember exactly what everyone's title / role was.


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Bischoff did it first, Vince got the credit for it. Like alot of things.

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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

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Was Bischoff acknowledged as being in control of WCW though? I know he was on commentary for a while, taking beatings from the NWO, before joining. Didn't JJ Dillon kayfabe have authority over them all? I know he had the authority to over rule the ending of Sting / Hogan at Starrcade 1997, but I just can't remember exactly what everyone's title / role was.
His on air title prior to the heel turn was executive producer. But it was also acknowledged Ted Turner was above him, in addition to TBS and an executive board was also referenced.

In February 1997, the president of TBS Sports, Dr Harvey Schiller, made an appearance and suspended Bischoff. Note: That was meant to be an appearance by Ted Turner on Nitro but it was cancelled at last minute. Bischoff still flexed his authority though, as the NWO was his. Think of the NWO like a rebel union in which powerhouses such as Hogan, Nash, Hall etc were contracted to.

In April 1997 JJ Dillion arrived in WCW as the chairman of the executive board (placing him above CEO/president yet not owner) and claimed Bischoff had no authority to fire or swap titles, yet had an iron clad contract. In real life Bischoff was promoted to President of WCW in 1997 and by 1998, during the feud with Flair, was being called that onscreen.
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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

They did an angle on the Evil Boss in the final days of World Class, where Tojo Yamamoto and General Skandor Akbar took control of the company and it came down to a cage match with P.Y. Chu Hi (aka Phil Hickerson) and Eric Embry for control of WCCW. That was when the merger was complete between CWA and WCCW into the USWA. This was about 6 years before the NWO.



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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

Have you seen the McMemphis clips, you can see the beginnings of the Mr McMahon character developing in the USWA but instead of just being the evil boss the whole WWF is portrayed as evil
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Re: The Origin of The Evil Boss angle

The thought that the idea of an evil authority figure in wrestling was invented in the 90s is laughable. You guys realise wrestling didn't start in the 90s right?
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