Eric Bischoff’s firing from WWE earlier this year was a surprise to many and the debate on if he was just hired by the company to be the scapegoat is still a talking point among wrestling fans.
AEW announcer Tony Schiavone recently provided an interesting point of view on the matter while he was appearing on What Happened When podcast .
Schiavone was talking about the recent announcement of nWo’s induction into Hall Of Fame and when asked about Bischoff not being inducted as part of the group, the AEW star claimed that the former WCW president got f***ed by WWE:
“The nWo Hall of Fame induction: “I like it. Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, for their run in the nWo, and if you want to put Syxx-Pac in there, you can. That’s fine. They — what they did back in the 90s was big for the business, so yeah. [Conrad Thompson asks if someone is missing.] Like Eric Bischoff? Well, Eric got f***ed over once by Vince this year, so why wouldn’t Vince f*** him over again?”
Continuing on the topic, Tony Schiavone said that he is pissed because of this fact and claimed that Bischoff was just brought in so he can be fired:
“Now, I’m pissed off because I’m pissed off because Eric is not part of the nWo in the Hall of Fame. And I’m pissed off because Eric Bischoff got f***ed over by Vince McMahon. Not Bruce Prichard, who is our friend, who is a good guy — straight up guy, but by Vince McMahon. You know and everybody knows that Eric was just brought in so he could get fired. And that f***ing sucks. I know it, and I guarantee you I’m right. And the fact that he wasn’t put into Hall of Fame with the nWo confirms it.”