Eric Bischoff made his second-ever appearance for AEW on this past Wednesday night's episode of Dynamite. He posed as an inquisitive citizen during the Chris Jericho/MJF "Town Hall" segment.
Speaking on After 83 Weeks, Bischoff admitted that when he looked over his notes for the segment, he opted to switch up the verbiage and delivery to a small degree.
“It was a town hall that had the political kind of vibe to it, and I wanted to try to come up with a way for my dialogue to be kind of consistent with what the scene was,” said Bischoff. “I took what had been prepared for me in the notes...I went, 'Oh yeah. But if I changed it up this way, it won't change the meaning of anything. It does the exact same thing. It just kind of makes it feel more tuned-in politically, based on the theme of that segment.'
So I went to Chris and I said, 'Hey, Chris, I got an idea.' He goes, 'Yeah, go ahead. That's what you're here for. Make it your own.' I went 'Wow, that's f--king cool.' That's the way I like to work. Now, you start thinking. Now the creativity part of your brain starts firing. So I went back and polished it up a little bit in my own head and I went out and I did it.
While Bischoff did speak to Jericho beforehand, he hadn't touched base with MJF, so MJF couldn't have expected the variation of dialogue delivered by "Easy E". But as Bischoff sees it, MJF crushed it.
“He had no idea that question was coming the way I posed it," Bischoff said. "He just hit that thing like a two-hundred pound softball, just splattered it, didn't miss a beat. Everybody knows he's a very talented guy and certainly he knows it. But I was so impressed with the way he didn't even blink when I changed up the dialogue that he was expecting. That was really cool.”
(Credit to Fightful for transcription)