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Eric Bischoff Says Hogan Will Make it Back to WWE Some Day, Talks Potential nWo/Bullet Club Angle

February 14, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Eric Bischoff spoke with Wrestling Inc for a new interview discussing his friendship with Hulk Hogan and more. Highlights are below:

On his friendship with Hulk Hogan: “I stay in touch with him almost every week. He’s my best friend, and in addition we have business together, so yeah, I talk to him on a regular basis, sometimes two or three times a week, and have probably for the last 20 years.”

On if Hogan will ever make it back to WWE: “Do I see it changing? Yeah, I do. I don’t know when, I don’t know how, I don’t have any inside information. When he and I talk, we don’t talk about that. But my gut tells me, you know as the saying goes, time heals all wounds. Hulk will always be a part of sports entertainment/professional wrestling history, and there’s nothing that’s gonna change that. His relationship with the WWE, whether it’s official or unofficial, is something that can’t really be erased. So I think when time heals the wounds, I think it’s inevitable that they’ll come back together again. But there’s charred feelings on both sides of that equation.”

On Hogan suggesting he might get involved in the Bullet Club: “Let’s kind of play ‘creative committee’ right now. If we looked at the positives: if Hulk Hogan and myself, if I threw myself into that mix, or even Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, if the four of us stepped in as me being the guy that created the nWo and Hulk, Scott and Kevin as the personification of it. If we all came in as the grandfathers, if you will, came in and helped support it and endorse it and draw that immediate parallel between nWo and The Bullet Club which, by the way, is how it got started. It kind of became hot as a result of them mimicking or copying or emulating or paying respect, however you want to say it, to the nWo. That’s how it got started, which is cool. If we were to at least recreate the components of nWo with Scott, Kevin, Hulk and myself and endorse it, it could have two effects. On the one hand, it could certainly bring a lot of notoriety, a lot of eyeballs, a lot of press, a lot of credibility, lots of good things could happen as a result of that. But on the flip side, a lot of bad things could happen, too. One of the reasons The Bullet Club is what it is, while it may be kind of a wink and a nod to the nWo, it’s also young, fresh guys of a new generation. There may be a portion of that audience, whether it’s a large portion or a small portion, that would go, ‘Eh, we don’t want to see that.'”

On how it would have to go in order to work: “It all depends on how it’s done. I think it would have to be done very carefully; the nWo can’t just come in and ‘Bigfoot’ it. The nWo would have to pay as much respect to The Bullet Club and who they are and what they’ve become as The Bullet Club would have to pay nWo, because The Bullet Club are the guys that are in the ring doing the work and making the action happen,” he said. “So it would have to be the art within the art of utilizing the success of the nWo and the people in it and using it to build The Bullet Club as opposed to perhaps diminishing it.”