Eric Bischoff has opened up about why he left WWE, candidly saying he had “run his course” as General Manager.
“It was time. My character as the General Manager had run its course. There was no real new stories to tell, no new ways of telling the same stories over again. It just got to the point where it was time. I recognized it and so did WWF. When they called me and said: ‘Hey, we think we’re going to let your contract expire and not renew you’. They explained why and I agreed with them a hundred percent. So I left on very good terms with WWE”.
Bischoff initially joined WWE in 2002 shortly after the company acquired WCW. The former WCW President would remain with WWE for five years before his departure. Bischoff also returned to the company in a backstage role in 2019.