A Major Change For Eric Bischoff And Smackdown
Breaking News about Smackdown just surfaced on WWE.com and many aren’t surprise seeing that change takes place.
What’s the story
Eric Bischoff taking the Executive Director of SmackDown months ago while Paul Heyman taking the Executive Director of Raw. The fans got to see how Paul Heyman runs Raw and has some positive feedback; but didn’t see any visible changes for Smackdown from former WCW President Eric Bischoff. And his involvement with the blue brand is almost zero.
Hours ago, WWE.com made an announcement that Eric Bischoff is no longer with the company, and that Bruce Prichard, a 40 plus veteran in the wrestling business, is now going to be the NEW Executive Director of SmackDown.
WWE.com posted on their official Website:
“Bruce Prichard has been announced as the Executive Director of Friday Night SmackDown, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.”
“Prichard will oversee the creative development of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX and ensure integration across all platforms and lines of business, replacing Eric Bischoff.”
Don’t forget that Prichard is Vince McMahon’s right-hand man for a long time. And he is the one who requests Vince to hire Bischoff in the first place.
Eric Bischoff has this to say about Prichard replacing him on Twitter:
“Bruce is a great producer, good friend and I am certain he is going to thrive in his position,”
“He’s going to be working with a great team of the most dedicated; and hard-working people I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know.”
It’s unclear why this firing occurred or is Fox officials behind Eric Bischoff’s firing.
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Written by Andrew Aung
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