From the WWE Rumor Mill: Former Raw General Manager expected for 25th Anniversary Raw
What’s the Story?
Many WWE legends, Hall of Famers, and Alumni are expected to show up on the 25th Anniversary episode of Monday Night Raw and one more iconic name has been added.
Former Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff is expected to make his return according to a report by PWInsider.
In Case You Didn’t Know
The 25th Anniversary of Raw is being built up as one of the biggest shows since Raw 1000 which launched the flagship show into its three-hour length. Some of the legends and Hall of Famers already announced for the show are Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, and more.
The Heart of the Matter
Multiple sources have confirmed Bischoff’s return to the flagship show for the first time since the 15th Anniversary of Raw where the former authority figure was confronted by Chris Jericho in a throwback to the post-match segment from 2005 when Bischoff fired Jericho for not defeating John Cena for the WWE Championship.
Bischoff made his name with WCW and worked as both an on-screen authority figure, Executive Producer, and the President of the now-defunct company. After Bischoff left and WCW was sold to Vince McMahon, the former WCW executive would return to wrestling as the Raw General Manager for the first four years of the Brand Split.
Though he has not returned to Raw since the 15th Anniversary episode, he has made sporadic appearances on the WWE Network including for his documentary that came out in 2016 and last year at the Hall of Fame Ceremony to induct Diamond Dallas Page.
WWE is continuing to stack the deck for the 25th Anniversary and the show seems like it will be one of the best of the year.
It couldn’t be a big anniversary show without one of the greatest General Managers of all time. Glad to hear Bischoff’s coming to the show.