Eric Bischoff in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard section talked about Hulk Hogan getting back in the WWE Hall of Fame and the backlash he got after his reinstatement.
Bischoff said he is happy that Hogan got back in the HOF because Bischoff knows how much it means to Hogan.
“I was really happy when I got the news because I know how much it means to him,” said Bischoff. “We’ve discussed the potential of this scenario for a long time.
On the backlash and hate, Bischoff said that people are going to hate no matter what. Bischoff thinks that those people want to be “noisy” and “get attention.”
“You’re going to have haters no matter what you do. You could cure every disease known to man and, still, someone’s going to hate you. But I don’t think people value that kind of negative input as much as they used to because people recognize it for what it is, and that’s people who want to be noisy and get attention.”
WWE had released the following statement on July 15 announcing the reinstatement of Hogan back into the WWE Hall of Fame. Hogan was originally inducted in the class of 2005 by Sylvester Stallone.
“STAMFORD, Conn. — After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.”
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