It really is different? Over the last few weeks and months, it has become clear that something needs to change in WWE. Things have not been going well for the company as Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live are not exactly going well in the slightest. That change came with the hiring of Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff, but what exactly do their jobs entail?

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Heyman and Bischoff’s new positions are higher than any previous head of either show, including Brian James or Ed Koskey. While Heyman and Bischoff will have nothing to do with creative, they will be in charge of everything from merchandising to brand management while only answering to Vince McMahon himself. While not official, both are considered close to being executive vice presidents.

The company is certainly happy to have the two of them around. Check out WWE’s announcement of their new positions:


Opinion: This isn’t the biggest surprise in the world, but it is certainly interesting to see how many things the two of them are being allowed to do. It’s a different level of responsibility for anyone other than McMahon and hopefully the two of them are able to get something fresh out of the show. What WWE has been doing has not been working, so maybe this is the big solution.

Which show will be more successful? Which of the two will leave their position first? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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