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UPDATED: Eric Bischoff Claims AEW Dynamite Appearance Was a ‘Cameo,’ Thanks AEW & Banters With Jericho

August 6, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE: Eric Bischoff has posted to Twitter to comment some more on his appearance on last night’s AEW Dynamite to moderate the Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy debate. Bischoff thanked AEW for the experience and said it was fun, while also having a touch of banter with Chris Jericho when the latter expressed disdain for Bischoff declaring Orange Cassidy the winner:

ORIGINAL: Former WCW Head and WWE Smackdown Executive Director Eric Bischoff made his AEW debut last night on Dynamite. He appeared as the moderator for the “debate” between Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy ahead of their upcoming rematch. It was later reported by PWInsider that Bischoff’s appearance was a “one-time thing.” Bischoff himself later spoke to Wrestlezone’s Bill Pritchard, commenting that his appearance was just a “cameo.”

Wrestlezone reports that when asked about his AEW status, Bischoff confirmed that his appearance was a “one-time deal” and only a “cameo” role. He responded on his appearance, “No. It was a cameo, and it made sense in that particular scene between Orange Cassidy and Chris Jericho.”

The Dynamite episode featuring Bischoff’s appearance drew AEW’s highest viewership since March 4. Additionally, it also drew the highest ratings for Dynamite since February 5.

Earlier today, Bischoff responded to a tweet by the official TNT account noting, “Eric Bischoff is on TNT. That’s it. That’s the tweet.” He replied, “And glad to be back. Miss me?” You can view that exchange below.