Eric Bischoff has reacted on social media to the news that he is to be inducted into the WWE Hall OF Fame Class of 2021.
As announced on the After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves, Bischoff will be inducted alongside Molly Holly. In what is sure to be a special night for WCW alumni, the NWO represented by Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Syxx – Sean Waltman will be inducted as part of the delayed Class of 2020.
The wrestling world has been reacting to the news of the former WCW President’s impending induction. Bischoff himself took to Twitter to relay the following:
“Just..wow. Overwhelmed with so many great people here. I try to thank those with so many kind words, but today it’s going to be hard to keep up. If I fail to thank you individually, just know how much this means to me and my family. A sincere thank you to each of you.”
Just..wow. Overwhelmed with so many great people here. I try to thank those with so many kind words, but today it’s going to be hard to keep up. If I fail to thank you individually, just know how much this means to me and my family. A sincere thank you to each of you.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) March 18, 2021
WWE.com released a statement after the announcement confirming Bischoff’s induction:
“Eric Bischoff, a pioneer behind the scenes in sports-entertainment, as well as an incredibly entertaining performer in front of the camera, is the latest inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. He was surprised with the news of his induction on WWE After the Bell, which you can listen and subscribe to on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.”
“He will enter the WWE Hall of Fame during the 2021 Induction Ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, April 6, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network in the rest of the world.”
Fellow stars of wrestling have been issuing their reactions to the news on social media. These included fellow Hall Of Famers Triple H, Mick Foley, and Gerald Brisco.
.@EBischoff has done so much for this industry both in front of and behind the camera, creating some of its biggest characters and events. Now, it’s time to take his place in the #WWEHOF! Congratulations Eric!! pic.twitter.com/Tg1D1aXehR
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 18, 2021
Hey congratulations are in order for @EBischoff going to be inducted in WWE’s HOF! Congrats EB 👊🏼
— taz (@OfficialTAZ) March 18, 2021
— Gerald BRISCO 🤼♂️ (@Fgbrisco) March 18, 2021
An outside the box, but very well deserved inductee into the #WWEHOF2021
Very few have done more to change the face of the business than EB. https://t.co/0FkzJSenwc
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) March 18, 2021
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) March 18, 2021