Former WCW wrestler and WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has opened up on Eric Bischoff’s induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
BOOKER T IS THE MOST DECORATED WRESTLER IN WCW HISTORY
He is the most decorated wrestler in WCW history, having held 21 titles including a record six WCW World Television Championships. He has won a record eleven WCW World Tag Team Championships: ten of them as one half of Harlem Heat with his brother Stevie Ray. Booker T was the final WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion under the WCW banner in 2001.
He questioned Bischoff’s legibility as a member of the WWE Hall Of Fame. Getting into the Hall of Fame is to him a testament to the body of a wrestler’s work. He’s not fully sure whether to like or dislike the decision of putting his former WCW boss into the Hall Of Fame.
“Getting into the Hall of Fame to me, is normally the body of work. I’m in between on, honestly. I don’t have a vote on who gets in the Hall of Fame or not. Is his body of work mounted up to Hall of Fame stats? I don’t know how we’re measuring those stats honestly. When I look at the Hall of Fame in the wrestling business, I look at the Hall of Fame as the wrestling side,” he commented.
Booker T made it clear that he was not against WWE’s appreciation of Bischoff. He cited example of other sports like Football and Basketball, where non-players are never inducted to the Hall. His comment was, instead, a suggestion to create a set, transparent method which decided which wrestler or professional wrestling personality could get inducted into the Hall Of Fame.
If non wrestlers could get in, he also theorizes the possibility of referees to get inducted, as a few match officials, according to him, deserve the honour.
He added that Bischoff always booked him throughout his WCW career and he had nothing but love for the man.
“I put Bischoff over more than anybody, Bischoff did me right throughout my whole career. Bischoff made sure that I was protected, no matter who came in they weren’t going to bury Booker T. Eric Bischoff did that for me. I have nothing but love for Eric Bischoff, but I’m just trying to figure out what criteria is needed to be in the Hall of Fame from a working perspective,” he said.