Buff Bagwell Says Eric Bischoff Asked Him to Fake his Death in WCW
In an interview with Sitting Ringside, Buff Bagwell revealed that at one point during his time in WCW, Eric Bischoff wanted him to fake his death for a storyline, which would see him haunt WCW as a ghost.
He said: “100% [true]. MGM Grand was the Halloween Havoc we did – the last one, if not the last Havoc, and [Bischoff] wanted me to die in a plane crash,” Bagwell stated. “I said, ‘Eric, I couldn’t get you to get the cameras in the hospital to see [me injured]. Are you kidding me?’ And so, he was gonna do it. I already called my parents and said, ‘Hey, you know, get ready for this so that I won’t scare you guys, and all that.’ I called them few and my wife, and all them to let them know, and they switched it finally to some kind of run in as, I think president Clinton with a mask or something. At the same time, he wanted me to come down like a ghost on wires after the plane crash, too. That was out of his mouth to me.“