On this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Eric Bischoff made a surprise appearance. He served as the special guest moderator for the AEW Super Wednesday Debate 2020, pitting Chris Jericho against Orange Cassidy in a war of words. The questions he asked covered topics ranging from the feud between “Le Champion” and “Freshly Squeezed” to global warming. Ultimately, Bischoff awarded the debate to Cassidy, much to the chagrin of Jericho.
This segment was significant in that it marked Eric Bischoff’s first appearance on TNT programming in roughly 20 years. Those that are familiar with the wrestling endeavors of “Eazy E” may remember him most from his time in World Championship Wrestling. He served numerous roles including commentator, on-screen performer, and executive producer and president. Under Bischoff, WCW Nitro beat WWE RAW eighty-three weeks in a row in TV ratings.
Well, we weren’t expecting that from @orangecassidy. The more you know.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 6, 2020
Following Bischoff’s departure from WCW, in addition to the company’s closing in 2001, he became inactive from wrestling. In 2002, in a shocking move, he debuted for World Wrestling Entertainment as the General Manager of RAW. It was in WWE that he became involved in various programs. These involved such stars as John Cena and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. In fact, Bischoff faced and was defeated by Austin at No Way Out in 2004. The year after, Bischoff would part ways with WWE, though he would make sporadic appearances with the company after.
Perhaps the endeavor Bischoff is best known for today is 83 Weeks, a podcast co-hosted alongside Conrad Thompson. 83 Weeks debuted in April of 2018 and has put out regular content ever since. On this show, Bischoff discusses a number of WCW-related topics, including individual stars and shows.
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