Over the years there have been many influential figures in the world of professional wrestling and during the Monday Night Wars Eric Bischoff was one of the most powerful people in the business. Bischoff brought the fight to WWE as WCW beat the company in the ratings for 83 consecutive weeks, but eventually WWE bought WCW and he ended up working for his competition.

It’s been a while since Eric Bischoff has worked for a wrestling promotion, and he recently explained during an interview with Ariel Helwani why he’s not actively pursuing a job with WWE or AEW.

“If I was 20 years younger, I’d [go back] in a heartbeat,” Bischoff said. “If I get a call from my buddy Bruce [Prichard] and he goes, ‘Interested in coming back? I need one of your fingers.’ As long as I’m on my left hand and not right, I’d probably go for it. I loved my time, and can’t say enough about the quality of people that work in WWE.

But, I’m 68 years old, and I live in a beautiful part of Wyoming — right outside Yellowstone National Park. It’s been my dream to live here since I was a little kid, and I worked my ass out throughout my life to have what I have now. At this point, I don’t want to be away for extended periods.”

Eric Bischoff went on to say that he thinks Tony Khan is a good human being, but he also explained why he wouldn’t be willing to take on any sort of remote job with AEW if the opportunity presented itself.

“Tony has a very, very generous heart. He’s a good human being. But the truth is, for me to have any sort of positive impact on the process, you have to be in it. You can’t do it remotely. If Tony calls me and offers me a million dollars to work via Zoom, I wouldn’t do it because I know it wouldn’t be fair. It won’t be successful.”

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