Eric Bischoff is one of the most polarizing wrestling figures in recent memory. Though much of the younger generation remembers him as the former general manager of Monday Night Raw, Bischoff’s legacy will always tie him to being the man that made WCW a top wrestling company.
Bischoff joined the WWE in 2002 and became Raw‘s GM, a position he held until 2006 when he was “fired” and dumped into a garbage truck by Vince McMahon. Bischoff then spent time in TNA before leaving the company in 2014.
Now, it appears as though Bischoff may be working with the WWE. According to Mike Johnson from PWInsider.com, Bischoff “was in New York City today for a WWE-related project,” though there are no further details about what the project may be.
Bischoff remained out of the wrestling spotlight since leaving TNA in 2014. WWE did a documentary about his career, in 2016. He also inducted Diamond Dallas Page into the Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Bischoff’s wrestling career began with WCW in the early ’90s, when he did some announcing for them. Bischoff eventually moved up to executive producer and turned WCW into the top wrestling promotion in the world, thanks to his addition of Hulk Hogan and formation of the New World Order.
But financial difficulties and over-reliance on older wrestlers caused Bischoff and WCW to slip in the ratings. He was eventually fired from the company, and WCW was bought out by Vince McMahon.
Many were surprised when Bischoff first appeared on WWE programming, considering Bischoff came close to putting him out of business. But the two made amends and enjoyed a successful working relationship in the WWE before his departure in 2006.
So could the two begin working together once again? Hopefully more details about Bischoff‘s “project” come to light soon.
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