In recent weeks, WWE has been running a storyline whereby General Managers from SmackDown’s past such as Teddy Long, John Laurinaitis and Vickie Guerrero have returned to state their case for why they should run SmackDown when it goes live. However, we haven’t seen many of the former General Managers from Raw’s past. It was announced by WWE that Vince McMahon will be returning to Monday Night Raw this Monday, leading to speculation that it might be a way to re-introduce Bischoff, even if just for a one-off appearance
Eric Bischoff has apparently changed his tune on the idea of returning to WWE . On Sunday night, he responded to a question on whether he would ever run to lead SmackDown when it goes live on July 19, and said, “Stay tuned….its @WWE. Anything can happen.”
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer had the following to say on the matter...
One would think, since Eric Bischoff has a DVD release, that he should be in this role either doing the cameo, or bringing Long, Laurinaitis, teasing Kane and Vickie, could lead to something bigger for Bischoff because it would make bringing all those people back make more sense than just the repeating of the same angle like they’re doing. It’s been more than a decade since he was a regular on WWE TV and he is a great television character. Plus, if you want to have a different show with a storyline adversary role to the McMahons, Bischoff doing the right kind of character, and a character he could easily pull off, and would be as good as anyone I could come up with. Plus, the COO title they are using means it should be a less comedic role and someone more believable in upper management.