Eric Bischoff reacts to his induction in the WWE Hall of Fame. The former RAW General manager joins Molly Holly in the class of 2021.
Eric Bischoff has been revealed as the second person to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame this year. He joins Molly Holly in the class of 2021. The news was announced on this week’s After The Bell podcast by host and SmackDown commentator, Corey Graves.
— WWE (@WWE) March 18, 2021
Bischoff was naturally surprised and took the opportunity to thank WWE for the recognition. The former WCW head said it was an honor to be associated with the names that have already gone in. He also said it was overwhelming to be inducted in the Hall of Fame and called the event ‘special’.
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— WWE After The Bell (@AfterTheBellWWE) March 17, 2021
Eric Bischoff reacts to his induction in the WWE Hall of Fame
“Wow! Thank you. I don’t know quite what to say. Wow. It’s awesome. It’ll take a few minutes. Wow – it’s all I got. For a guy that won’t shut the hell up on his own podcast, I don’t have anything to say, I’m just speechless. Wow. This is going to take a minute. This is just… I’m not going to lie to you because every year around this time I get e-mails and social media asking, I’ve always been pretty good about keeping it out of my mind. I don’t think about it, never have, to any real degree. But, you look at some of the names associated – many of the names, all of the names – with the WWE Hall of Fame. I’m going to personalize this one for me.
“The thing that occurs to me now, when I first started working in sports entertainment for Verne Gagne in 1987, I knew nothing, I was a big wrestling fan, I had no experience, it was a wide-eyed opportunity for me and put Verne up on a pedestal and to think that if someone would’ve come up to me and said in 20-21, you and Verne Gagne are to be in the WWE Hall of Fame, my head would’ve exploded.”
Eric Bischoff was an important component of the Monday Night Wars. He was at the helm when WCW constantly beat WWE in the ratings.
WWE would eventually emerge the victors in the wars and Bischoff joined WWE as the General Manager on RAW. He left the WWE in 2005 but continued to make sporadic appearances.
The Pandemic did not allow the WWE to host the Hall of Fame last year. As a result, this year, they will honor both the class of 202o and 2021.
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