Everything is a rip off in wrestling. However to say something isn't a rip off because it happened in Japan and not the USA is absurd. Bishcoff might not have come up with the storyline, but he was smart enough to say this hasn't been done in the states yet let's see if it works. Bischoff's biggest problem is that he doesn't know when to pull the plug on these angles. Whether or not that's because he doesn't think he can come up with something just as good to follow up, but hopefully Aces and Eights don't overstay there welcome.