Eric Bischoff shared his thoughts on the LWO during the latest episode of his 83 weeks podcast.
Bischoff was asked whose idea it was to create the group in WCW and why Konnan wasn’t part of it:
“Jason Hervey. We were having lunch one day and Jason said, ‘Why don’t you come up with the LWO for the Latino world?’ I just looked at him and said, “That’s good.” We had a lot of Mexicans coming in for the Cruiserweight matches and things like that, but other than that it’s just individual names. There was no structure other than the cruiserweight division. I thought, man, that’s pretty cool. It’s a cool spin-off. So we did it more to see how it would go over and it did.”
“As to why Konnan, maybe at some point, Konnan might have been part of it, but I couldn’t really tell you why we didn’t do that right away. Maybe we had other plans with Konnan at the time.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription