Former WCW President Eric Bischoff has explained why he’s prouder of his WWE Hall of Fame induction than any other of his career achievements.
Eric Bischoff made his way from a self-proclaimed third-string announcer in WCW to becoming the man in charge of the entire company in the early nineties. With Bischoff at the helm, WCW took the fight to Vince McMahon’s WWE, taking talent and forcing McMahon into big changes as the Monday Night Wars came into sharp focus.
Bischoff’s time at the top proved to bring the most success WCW ever attained and when he stepped down from his position, the writing was on the wall for the company that closed up shop for good in 2001.
Following that, Eric Bischoff shocked the world when he embraced Vince McMahon on Raw at the start of his own spell in WWE before later moving onto a backstage role with TNA. But despite all his experience and highlights, there is one that stands out above all others – being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.
Speaking on the 83 Weeks After Party – courtesy of AdFreeShows – Bischoff explained why the achievement that marked the end of his career in wrestling meant more to him than any other:
“That was pretty much the end of [my career]. I make an appearance here and there, once in a while…But to me, that was kind of like, that was it. That was the last chapter, and I thought it was awesome.”
Bischoff explained how he had never felt a sense of pride in his professional life until he “threw a punch at the camera” towards the end of his WWE Hall of Fame induction speech. Bischoff added:
“It just felt right. I think that was it, because the rest of the time, the rest of my career, I didn’t think about it. I didn’t think about just being proud of it.”