Speaking on Talking Smack Paul Heyman has welcomed the news that his one-time rival Eric Bischoff is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Heyman, who competed against Bischoff’s WCW as owner of ECW in the 1990’s, congratulated the former WCW President, adding that he didn’t think that the “WWE Hall of Fame is complete without Eric Bischoff.”
“Eric Bischoff in the WWE Hall of Fame. I presume this will surprise a lot of people. I don’t think the WWE Hall of Fame is complete without Eric Bischoff. This is an honor that is long overdue, and it’s well earned. It’s most deserved. The criterion to be in the WWE Hall of Fame is impact upon the industry, and it would be very hard for anyone to argue that Eric Bischoff did not make as significant an impact on this industry as almost anybody else in its history. I respect WWE for having the intelligence and for understanding just how much Eric Bischoff belongs in the Hall of Fame. I congratulate, profoundly congratulate my old rival, Eric Bischoff, for his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame class 2021.”
However, in typical Paul Heyman style, the Special Council to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, couldn’t let the moment pass to remind the world that out of himself, Bischoff and Vince McMahon, he was the only one still front and centre on television.
“I would like to add, however, that if you look back in history, and I don’t do that often, that the 1990s in this industry were ruled by Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, and Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Only one of us is still relevant enough to be on television each and every week. On top. In the main event of WrestleMania with the biggest star in the industry, the champ, Roman Reigns.”
Joining Eric Bischoff in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2021 will be Molly Holly, who was announced as the first inductee on WWE’s The Bump.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.