Eric Bischoff On WCW Lowering Pay For Injured Wrestlers In 1999

On the latest episode of “83 Weeks”, Eric Bischoff discussed the decision that WCW made to change the policy on how long wrestlers could be out with an injury before their pay was lowered. The length of time dropped from 90 days to 30 days. Here is Bischoff’s explanation:

Let’s be honest, it happened pretty consistently in WCW. It was an issue, and it was, I think those policy changes did reflect WCW’s effort to kind of curtail the abuse of that kind of a situation.

Keep in mind, there were people who were hurt, seriously hurt, who I did take care of. Eddie Guerrero being one of them for a long period of time. I could have easily, if I didn’t have a heart, or we were strictly business so to speak, have followed the letter of the contract, that wouldn’t have been the case. So we always had options, even though legally yes, we did have contracts that tried to protect WCW. It didn’t mean that in every situation, we wouldn’t make an exception.

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