In the first interview since the Hall of Fame announcement, Eric Bischoff revealed who could lead him if he suspected it.
Now that Eric Bischoff’s amazing Hall of Fame is sinking, he has a lot to say! The WCW legend appeared live with Christie Olson 83 weeks later on Thursday night, answering questions about who would introduce him, whether he was preparing a speech, and more. Bischoff also revealed that he had not signed the WWE Legend contract and did not expect to attend the NWO Hall of Fame ceremony.
The excerpt is below and includes the timecode.
[3:05] Do fans’ high expectations for his speech strain him: a little, but I’m pretty comfortable talking from the bottom of my heart and just improvising with ad lib. I actually decided this morning that I wouldn’t spend a lot of time preparing anything. I’m going to see how I feel at that moment, and whatever comes out. So hopefully it would be great. Hopefully people will not be disappointed.
[4:20] Does he have a WWE Legend contract: No.
[5:30] Did he expect a post-bell announcement with Corey Graves? : I’m not going to lie.It came to my mind because of the timing … I didn’t really think about it when I made the appointment because the interview on Corey’s podcast was scheduled three weeks ago … and after Molly. [Holly announcement], I’m just watching the timing, I’m going, it can happen.But I’ve experienced this for the last 5-6 years and probably [I would be inducted] All the chatter made me always successful. If it happened, if it happened, if not, it’s okay.
[10:40] Is he involved in the induction of NWO? No, I don’t think so. They are two separate things. My little will help a lot. I can’t spread this practice too thinly.
[13:50] About who introduces him: I don’t know if there is a clear answer.Obviously the hulk [Hogan] Is one of my best friends, the history we’ve spent together in the industry and the friendships we’ve maintained … Sure, if I have to sit down and think, that’s probably where I go the first. But I also have a family I want to meet and share that moment. I have my wife, or my wife and my children, or other people. The Bill Show, which gave me a real chance at WCW, will be the one I think of. Many people come to mind that make sense.
[36:05] His history with WWE and Vince McMahon: I’m sure I wouldn’t have seen if I was walking in the city of Stamford, Connecticut at the wrong time in 1998 when WWE and WCW were in each other’s throat. Increasingly, and I didn’t see that bad ass black Bentley coming, it would turn me over! It got so hot. Now everything goes around completely. It all comes back, and some of the best relationships I have are with WWE people. Some of my best friends are in WWE.
– WWE Sports
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