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Eric Bischoff explains what would make him consider returning to WWE

Eric Bischoff would consider a return to WWE – but it’d have to be the right situation for everyone involved.

The former WCW President joined WWE back in 2002 when he was introduced as the new General Manager of Monday Night RAW. He held that position for three years before departing in 2005. Bischoff is no longer a full time WWE employee but is still affiliated with the company and makes sporadic appearances on WWE TV from time to time.

WWE recently released a DVD on Bischoff and he was also a part of the RAW 25 special earlier this year. He recently spoke to Sky Sports on the Lock Up podcast and was asked about a possible regular return to WWE TV. Bischoff said he’d be open to the idea, but it would have to work out for everyone involved.

He noted he won’t get physically involved in matches, and also believes that the usual authority figure character he tends to play on wrestling programming would play out rather quickly:

“I’d love to do it if it was a situation that would work of everybody,” said Bischoff. “I’m pretty subjective when it comes to certain things, and I try to be objective. And I think my opinion, you know, a character like mine [as] a General Manager, there’s only so much you can do from a storytelling point of view. You could be that heel authority figure like I played for several years in WWE and certainly in WCW, and it’s interesting and it’s fun, but after a while, you’ve kind of done everything that you can do creatively.

“You know, I’m not a wrestler, especially in this stage of my life, I’m not gonna get physically involved in matches. So really the only storytelling phase in my life is that of an overbearing authority figure and we’ve done that, we’ve seen that. Not only with me, we’ve seen it with other characters, and I think the audience would get tired of it very quickly.

“I came out at the 25th Anniversary of Raw to a tremendous reaction, made me feel really good. And as amazing of a moment that was, I know deep down inside that after about two months of seeing me come out, they’d be like, ‘oh my God, we’ve been there, we’ve done this. C’mon, let’s move on. And besides that, he’s kinda old.’ So, I’m pretty realistic about the value that my character would have.”

You can listen to Bischoff on Sky Sports’ Lock Up podcast by clicking this link here.

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions


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