Eric Bischoff has been a part of some major wrestling stories and now former WCW President has commented on wanting to be part of a big Randy Orton WWE storyline some day.
The 67-year-old Bischoff has a long history in pro wrestling going back to the AWA as an announcer, which led to him going to WCW as an announcer and that led to him becoming a Vice President in WCW. Bischoff would eventually become the President of WCW at the height of the company while also being credited for the very memorable New World Order storyline.
After WCW died in 2001, he shockingly signed with WWE in July 2002 as the on-screen General Manager of Raw, which is a role he remained in for several years. Bischoff would also work for TNA Wrestling and then he was back in WWE briefly again in 2019 as the Executive Director of Smackdown for a few months. In 2021, the “Controversy Creates Cash” author was inducted in the WWE Hall of Famer.
Bischoff is not shy about sharing his opinions on the current wrestling business as well on his two podcasts. While speaking on the 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff mentioned how he would like to help create a storyline for the retirement of Randy Orton:
“I would like to, I don’t know that I would want to write it by myself, but I would like to be on the team to write Randy Orton’s retirement story. Like there’s gonna be a point in time when Randy’s ready to cash it in. I’d love to be on the team to write that one.”
“Randy Orton you know, we haven’t seen a lot of them lately. You know, he kind of comes in and comes out and holy smokes what an amazing performer, and he, not to the same degree as Kurt or Dolph, Randy’s got a lot more range than we’ve seen. He’s really, really talented. I’d love to be on the team to write that story.”
Orton, who is 42 years old, last wrestled in May due to a serious back injury that could keep him out of the ring for the rest of 2022. Prior to that, Orton was very popular with the crowd as the former Raw Tag Team Championship team known as RK-Bro with his enthusiastic tag team partner Riddle.
It has been mentioned by Orton in numerous interviews that he wants to wrestle in WWE until he’s 50 years old, so if Bischoff wants to be part of that retirement story, he will have to wait several more years.
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