Former WWE Executive Director Eric Bischoff has discussed whether or not he’d ever make a return to the company now it’s under new management.
For much of Eric Bischoff’s career in wrestling, he was a thorn in the side of WWE as the President of World Championship Wrestling. When Bischoff failed to win the ‘Monday Night Wars’ WCW ultimately ended up being bought by Vince McMahon and WWE.
Bischoff was part of WWE programming as Raw General Manager in the early 2000s and he returned to the company in 2019 as Executive Director of SmackDown before its debut on FOX. However, that stint proved to be short-lived, as Bischoff lasted just four months in the role before being replaced.
Speaking on SHAK Wrestling, Eric Bischoff explained if he’d return to WWE again now that Triple H is running the show. For Bischoff, the excitement to see what happens next in WWE is there and because of what’s happening in the company, he says there’s no need for him there:
“No, because there’s no need for me. What I have to contribute at this point is — we’re beginning to see on television. Maybe this is just me being so hyper-optimistic because the last 10 years of wrestling has bored the F outta me. I want to be excited about it. I want to be interested, I talked about it. I’ve been in the business for 35 years. Damn, I want to be excited about the business. But it’s just bored me to death for such a long time.”
“I had a little bit of hope with AEW. I had some hope there. I thought, ‘Oh, man,’ I mean, up until probably six months ago, or eight months ago, I kind of threw in the towel, because I started seeing the same pattern of whatever over and over again,”
“I’d go, ‘Okay, something different, something different.’ But there’s been nothing different out of WWE either. I’ve been pretty critical of WWE as well. I make more headlines when I’m critical of AEW, but I’m actually just as critical of WWE. But now I’m seeing that, and maybe just because I’m getting a little bit of an indication that something really good is coming, I’m overly excited. But if I’m right, then what the hell would I have to contribute? But they don’t need me.”