Eric Bischoff isn't sure there's an obvious answer as to who will induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame.
It was announced on March 18 that Bischoff would be part of the 2021 Hall of Fame class. Most famously, Bischoff went head-to-head with WWE, running WCW during the Monday Night Wars. He not only served as executive producer but had an on-screen role as an announcer and as a member of the New World Order. Bischoff would join WWE as the Raw General Manager in 2002 after WCW went out of business.
On a special celebratory Q&A episode of his 83 Weeks Podcast, Bischoff was asked if he gets any say on who inducts him into the Hall of Fame or if that's WWE's decision. He said that he wasn't sure as there have been no discussions as of yet. When asked to think about it for the first time, he said the following:
"I don’t know that there’s an obvious answer to me. Clearly, Hulk is one of my best friends, and the history that we have together in the industry and the friendship that we’ve maintained after we've been working together for a long time. We've been friends outside of wrestling as long as we've been friends inside, maybe longer than we were friends inside of wrestling. Certainly, if I have to sit down and think about that that’s probably going to be where I’m going to go to first. I’ve got a family that I would love to see up there too and share in that moment. My wife, or my wife and my kids, or there are other people. Bill Shaw, the guy Who gave me the real opportunity that I had in WCW, would be someone that I would think about. There’s a lot of people that come to my mind that make sense, but I've thought about it more just now than I have all day."
When asked if Vince McMahon might deliver the speech, Bischoff jokingly replied, "no chance in hell!"
In addition to their times in WCW and WWE, Bischoff and Hogan also worked together at TNA (now IMPACT! Wrestling) from 2010-2013.
The full Q&A with Bischoff can be seen below, via 83 Weeks' YouTube Channel.
Bischoff joins Molly Holly as the only other inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2021.
The New World Order (Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, and Hulk Hogan) are part of the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame class.
The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is set to stream on Peacock on Tuesday, April 6. Both the 2020 and 2021 classes will be inducted on that night. You can find more details by clicking here.
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