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Jeff Jarrett And Eric Bischoff Make Surprise Cameos On SmackDown

Eric Bischoff & Jeff Jarrett

WWE Hall of Famer’s Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff made surprise appearances backstage on the January 21st episode of SmackDown.

After not appearing on regular WWE television since 2019, Eric Bischoff has now popped up twice in less than a month. Back in December, the former President of WCW showed up on Monday Night Raw to officiate as The Miz and Maryse renewed their vows, but ended up getting only a ‘Brood-bath’ for his troubles.

Fast-forward to the January 21st episode of SmackDown and Bischoff was back. The former Raw General Manager was seen backstage talking to WWE Official Adam Pearce. In the segment, Bischoff offered Pearce advice on leadership, nodding his approval as Pearce said that Sonya Deville had overstepped the mark in acting as special guest referee for the match between Naomi and Charlotte Flair.

It was later announced that Deville and Naomi will meet in a singles match on the January 28th edition of SmackDown.

Later on in the show, Jeff Jarrett bumped into Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura backstage. Jarrett complimented Boogs by saying that he played a mighty fine guitar before Boogs responded by spelling out Jarrett’s name. Jarrett asked Boogs what his name was, allowing the SmackDown star to deliver his trademark line.

Jeff Jarrett will be back in action at The WRLD On GCW on January 23rd when he takes on EFFY.

Roman Reigns and The Usos had earlier opened the show, only to be interrupted by Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins. The number one contender for the Universal Title ran down Reigns, saying that he was being protected by his cousins as he used to be by himself and Mox in The Shield.

At this, Rollins proposed that he would choose a partner to take on the Usos in the main event, adding that if he won, the SmackDown Tag Team Champions would be barred from ringside at the Royal Rumble. Despite Rollins also admitting that he was a little short on friends, he was quickly joined by Kevin Owens to even the odds.

In the main event of the show, with Rollins zeroing in on victory, Reigns ran to the ring laying out his rival with a Superman Punch. As a result, Rollins and Owens were declared the winners, meaning the Usos will be missing from ringside as Reigns defends his Universal Championship against Rollins at the Royal Rumble.