Eric Bischoff is largely credited with creating the New World Order storyline that would go on to create one of the most influential factions in pro wrestling history and help kick off what later became known as the Attitude Era. On his 83 Weeks podcast this week, he was asked his thoughts on the nWo receiving the honor of being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and he didn’t mince words.
About f*cking time. When the nWo evolved and came to be, that fuse that was already lit hit nitroglycerin and it exploded the business in a way that, other than what Vince McMahon did by launching WrestleMania and bringing a lot of mainstream attention to the industry when they did. But other than that period of time, there is nothing that has been more significant to the wrestling industry than the nWo storyline. I’m not saying that because that was something I created and was a part of. I’m saying it because it’s true.
Bischoff also went on to say that he would gladly induct the nWo if he was so asked, but given how his most recent tenure with WWE ended, it doesn’t seem terribly likely.
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