The controversial Eric Bischoff arguably changed the wrestling scene more than anyone else during his time in charge of WCW. After runs with WCW and then later WWE, Bischoff worked for TNA between 2010-2013, but has not been associated with another company since then.
On his ‘83 Weeks’ podcast, Bischoff discussed whether he would return to wrestling, and was asked if he would agree to work for All Elite Wrestling if the opportunity came about.
When asked if he would sign with AEW, Bischoff seemed reluctant to give an answer without knowing the promotion’s future plans:
“That is such a hard question to answer. Obviously, any opportunity in a business that I have been involved in for the past 30 years would definitely pique my interest. So much of it depends on what I don’t know. What are AEW’s goals? What is their strategy? What are their plans? What are their 5-year business plans? I have learned the hard way that if you really don’t have a plan that has been well vetted and really thought through the chances of being successful are minimal. I really don’t want to be involved with something that is really not well planned”.
However, Bischoff said if he met with AEW officials and saw they had a “smart business plan”, he would be open to working with them:
“With that being said, if it was well planned and there were a great strategy and a great business plan that made sense that I can relate to or identify with then of course,” stated Bischoff. “Look, I may be 64 years old and may have been in the business for 30+ years but there is a part of me that is passionate about the business. I love the creative side. I love the strategy of building things from scratch so that is very appealing to me, but I really wouldn’t want to get involved with something; whether it’s AEW or something else. If it is not well-funded or if there’s not a really smart business plan, the chances of it of being successful 5-10 years from now is really minimal. I really would have a hard time getting excited about something that wasn’t thought through and there wasn’t a solid plan. The flip side of that, if there was, oh hell yeah.”
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Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription.