Ever since WWE announced their plans for a brand split, and certainly since they began trotting out former General Managers like Teddy Long, Corporate Kane, John Laurinaitis and Vickie Guerrero for comedy bits, fans have been wondering if Vince McMahon’s WCW nemesis Eric Bischoff might return.
After the successful re-emergence of Shane McMahon, fans have been excited by the possibility that Easy E, whose own Raw debut was one of the more shocking reveals in the show’s history, might come back to pop the crowd for at least one night.
With a recent appearance of JBL’s WWE Network interview show Legends, and an upcoming DVD retrospect set for Fall release from the company, it doesn’t seem like too far-fetched an idea.
Last week, however, Bischoff was downplaying things on social media:
I honestly want @EBischoff to be a general manager on #SmackDown @WWE— Carlos Espinosa (@charlboy55_2) July 8, 2016
Focus on something else. Not going to happen. https://t.co/ntzXKCG4zf— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) July 8, 2016
Now, a few days later, he’s walking that back:
Would You Ever Run Again Smackdown As A GM @EBischoff ?— Yesenia Guzman W (@YESSIELUVSIRENS) July 11, 2016
Stay tuned....its @WWE. Anything can happen. https://t.co/MbahGcwdYn— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) July 11, 2016
Just a worker keeping fans on their toes, or is there a chance a man we last saw on Impact Wrestling could fit the stage in Detroit tonight?