Eric Bischoff has given his thoughts on his “cameo” at WrestleMania 36. The former WWE exec and WCW promoter showed up — or at least his character did — during the “Firefly Fun House Match” between Bray Wyatt and John Cena. In reality, though, Wyatt was cosplaying as Bischoff.
“OKAY, that was bizarre. Really bizarre,” Bischoff said in a Twitter video. “I mean, I was fired in October and in the main event at WrestleMania in April. Wow, I bet you nobody’s ever done that.”
Wyatt’s portrayal of Bischoff came during a segment of the Fun House Match that saw “The Fiend” and Cena pose as members of the nWo. Wyatt had been going through different periods of Cena’s career and was imagining him in WCW.
Bischoff was terminated by WWE in October 2019, just months after being hired to head SmackDown on Fox. He was reportedly signed on to oversee creative but was instead forced to take a back seat and observe. Bruce Prichard, another notable booker, wound up taking his place.
WrestleMania 36 aired Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. There were no fans present due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Eric Bischoff released a video saying he found his unexpected 'appearance' at WrestleMania 36 during John Cena and Bray Wyatt's match very strange.