Eric Bischoff Says Hulk Hogan Is The Real Babe Ruth Of WWE, Not John Cena

Vince McMahon recently touted John Cena as the "Babe Ruth of WWE," but Eric Bischoff disgrees.

Bischoff, who worked closely with Hulk Hogan, instead says the former leader of the nWo deserves the "Babe Ruth" distinction.

“I don’t want to sound like I’m avoiding the issue, but it so much depends on your perspective. In my perspective if you look at Babe Ruth he may not have been the best hitter. He may not have been the best athlete to ever play the game of baseball, but he was there in a moment where baseball transformed the culture. That’s why we remember him. Of course he was a great hitter-- he achieved many great things, and he was Babe Ruth. I think a lot of it had to do with when baseball kind of emerged that made him such an important part of our culture. To me Hulk Hogan was that guy. It’s not that there weren’t great athletes and Superstars before him because there were. Andre The Giant being one of them that passed the torch so that Hulk could go on to become Hulk Hogan. Hulk was Babe Ruth because he was right there at that right place at that right time," said Bischoff on SI's 120 sports.

Bischoff worked with Hulk Hogan throughout three different decades -- with WCW in the 90's, WWE in the 2000's and TNA in the 2010's

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