Could a familiar face be returning to the ring? According to some WWE rumors and buzz that is swirling, Eric Bischoff could be in line to become the next general manager of WWE Raw.
The position opened when Mick Foley was “fired” last week, and there’s currently no timeline for a replacement.
Many believe the position could be filled following WrestleMania 33, with the legendary Kurt Angle widely regarded as the favorite to fill the role.
However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter presented another possibility.
While Meltzer believes Angle will ultimately be the man tabbed to replace Mick Foley, he said not to sleep on the possibility of Bischoff coming in to change things up. You can listen to Meltzer’s comments from the Live Audio Wrestling podcast on Sunday below (Bischoff remarks begin around the 10:00 minute mark.
“I think Eric Bischoff is a great TV character. The key is, he’s been off of WWE TV for so long that it’s, I mean, he’s older, but it’s new now. But it’s not like ‘oh god, Eric Bischoff again?’ He was on TNA years ago, and he was good on TNA, but it wasn’t the right fit at that time. But now, it’s new, and he’s a good talker, and he’s got that authority thing going. I don’t expect it, but if I was in there in the war room, and somebody said ‘hey, let’s do this.’ I would say ‘yeah, let’s do it.’ But there’s other candidates. I have a feeling that the Raw guy is gonna end up being Kurt [Angle], but I don’t know that for sure.”
Bischoff previously served as president of the WCE, general manager of Raw and has spent time with TNA and Impact Wrestling. Bischoff will be in attendance on WrestleMania weekend as he inducts Diamond Dallas Page into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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