WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff recently spoke with Shakiel Mahjouri of SHAK Wrestling and commented on a possible WWE return with Executive Vice President of Talent Relations & Head of Creative Triple H in charge.
“There’s no need for me,” Bischoff said. “What I have to contribute at this point, 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 out of me. It’s so hard, you know, I want to be excited about it. I want to be interested. I talk about it. I’ve been in the business for 35 years or 30-some-odd 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. 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 thought, ‘Okay, something different, something different.’ But there’s been nothing different out of the WWE either. I’ve been pretty critical of WWE as well. I make more headlines or I’m critical of AEW, but I’m actually just as critical of WWE.”
Bischoff continued and said WWE doesn’t need him.
“Maybe just because I’m getting a little bit of an indication that something really good is coming, I’m overly excited,” he said. “But if I’m right, then what the hell would I have to contribute? They don’t need me. That discipline and that story structure and a commitment to 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, they don’t need to spend a plane ticket on me.”
For those who missed it, you can click here for Bischoff’s earlier comments on how AEW is nowhere near competition to WWE, and you can click here for his comments on Triple H leading WWE and Tony Khan being a dirt sheet booker.
Stay tuned to WrestlingHeadlines.com for more. Below is SHAK’s full interview with Bischoff: