Eric Bischoff is doubtful he'll ever be back in WWE but is optimistic about the creative direction under Triple H.
Before Vince McMahon retired, WWE experimented with changing the creative structure back in 2019 when Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff were assigned to be the executive director of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown respectively. Ultimately, neither man spent a lot of time in the position and Bruce Prichard would become the executive director of both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.
With the current changes in WWE, Eric Bischoff was asked by Shakiel Mahjouri if he could see himself returning to WWE. Eric, who is currently optimistic about the changes he's seeing in the new creative direction, says that with the way things are appearing to change, there may not be much he can offer WWE in a creative capacity.
“No, because there's no need for me. What I have to contribute at this point is — we're beginning to see on television,” said Eric Bischoff. “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.”
Eric says that he briefly had hope in AEW but what he would like to see in wrestling from an episodic television format is beginning to rear its head via the new direction of WWE.
“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,” Eric continued. “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. That discipline and that story structure and a commitment to the format and episodic television is the one thing that separated me from everybody else that was doing it for a long time. But if they're figuring that out in WWE hell, they don't need to spend the plane ticket on me.”
Shawn Michaels is currently leading NXT 2.0. Recently, he told Sports Illustrated that he is hoping that he and Triple H will be able to bring a good one-two punch to WWE and synergy between all three brands. Learn more here.
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