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Eric Bischoff Defends Roman Reigns

Posted By James Walsh on 06/13/18

Eric Bischoff recently spoke with WSVN-TV Entertainment Reporter Chris Van Vliet about Roman Reigns, and the likelihood that heís not going into the WWE Hall of FameÖ.

On fan Response to Roman Reigns: ďIs he a fan favorite if thatís what you mean by over? No. Does he have the right kind of heat that is constructive and can be used in order to advance a storyline? Questionable. But I donít think that thatís Romanís fault. I think the way heís been packaged and the way heís been presented and dare I say it, because I donít like to be critical but thereís no other way to say it, heís been forced down everybodyís throats for two years. But no matter how good you are, I donít care if youíre Vince McMahon or youíre Steven Spielberg or if youíre William freaking Shakespeare, itís doesnít matter. The audience is only going to go so far. You can only force that fish to swim upstream until it just gets tired as has to go the other way. I wish they would turn him heel. I wish they would embrace that.Ē

Which wrestlers does he still keep in touch? ďHulk Hogan is still my best friend to this day. I stay in touch with DDP occasionally but Iím a horrible phone friend, everybody that knows me, even my family. My brother and sister who I love dearly, I only talk to on the phone once or twice a year but I stay in touch with text messages, itís kind of impersonal. When I go to LA, Iíll call Steve Austin and weíll go out and have a beer and a burger or something. Ernest ďThe CatĒ Miller is another guy that I really dig. Sunny Onoo is still a friend of mine. Thereís people I stay in touch with, but not many.Ē

Does he think he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?: ďProbably never. I donít see it. Everyoneís got opinions about that, Iíve got my own. I donít think about it. People ask me about it in interviews and I have to respond. I personally donít ever see it happening.Ē