Eric Bischoff feels the WWE Hall of Fame has lost its’ prestige over the years.
The former WCW Executive Vice President, who is a WWE Hall of Fame legend in his own right, spoke about how he feels it has lost its’ prestige in recent years during his “Strictly Business” podcast.
“I enjoyed the Hall of Fame’s earlier,” he said. “Much more than I enjoy them now. Because, in a way, at least, my impression was that that night was more focused. And it was made to feel special. There were some issues along the way.”
From there, Bischoff would elaborate on some of the reasons why he feels the WWE Hall of Fame has lost its’ prestige over the years.
“I think having too many people takes some fun out of it, making it less special and less entertaining in the long run for the people who have to sit through it, watch it, or sit out in the audience. It’s just that everything has an ideal time,” he said. “And I think a three-hour Hall of Fame is not ideal. But that said, it did feel more special to me previously than it does now. It almost feels like, okay, let’s check the Hall of Fame box because that’s what we do. And it’s so meaningful to speak for myself, man. I was very emotional. Up there, and it wasn’t even a live crowd there. It was just me and production people and friends in the back. But for those, you watch some of these Hall of Fame speeches, and the emotion is so real. The most real thing in wrestling is the emotion that wrestling creates. And especially when it comes to somebody who spent their lifetime, or the majority of their life, dedicated to the sport. And to have that moment where your peers recognize you in front of friends, family, and a live audience, and it doesn’t get any better.”
Check out the complete episode of the “Strictly Business” podcast featuring Eric Bischoff at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingHeadlines.com for transcribing the above quotes.