Eric Bischoff Describes Creation Of NWO Logo
The Disney influence
Eric Bischoff has detailed how the famous nWo logo was created.
The faction came into existence in 1996 with original members Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan. Eric Bischoff was ultimately the mind behind the faction and the former WCW president revealed someone at Disney/MGM Studios designed the logo.
"Craig Leathers was a director and he actually worked -- If you remember, Kevin [Nash], we were at the Disney/MGM Studios filming during that period of time because Atlanta was all things Olympics. We had the general idea, the feel for the nWo, and Craig Leathers went over to the design studio at Disney/MGM Studios," Bischoff revealed on the 83 Weeks podcast.
"We sat down and said, 'Okay, here's what these guys represent. Here's their attitude. Here's all this.' Gave them all the parameters and they came back with about six or eight, maybe ten different ideas and one of those ideas was the nWo logo as we know it today. So, as much as I'd like to take credit for it or give credit to Craig Leathers, it was actually somebody at Disney/MGM Studios that came up with that."
The nWo would become one of the most iconic factions in wrestling history. They were inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame earlier this year as part of the 2020 class.
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