SmackDown Changes. Well they got that out of the way in a hurry. This might be the busiest year in wrestling since WCW and ECW went out of business. Things have been changing at the drop of a hat and it has been going on over the summer as well. With so many changes going on in the first half of the year, it would make sense to have those same changes continue in the last few months of 2019. Another big change has taken place, though it has been behind the scenes.
WWE has announced that Eric Bischoff has been removed as the Executive Director of SmackDown and will be replaced by Bruce Prichard. Bischoff was named as the Executive Director in June but spent weeks waiting to start or to have a specific set of responsibilities. According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com, Bischoff is completely gone from WWE and will not be working for the company in any capacity. There is no word on why Bischoff is gone or that the departure was anything other than amicable.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) October 15, 2019
It is deja vu all over again. Check out Bischoff being removed from power the first time:
Opinion: This is far from stunning as what Bischoff exactly was doing never was really clear. He was the Executive Director of the show, but what did that mean? Bischoff came in out of nowhere while Paul Heyman had been working for Monday Night Raw for a long time. It just came and went and Bischoff did not do anything of note during his time in power. I don’t think Bischoff did anything wrong and I certainly don’t fault him for being handed a paycheck, but it doesn’t seem to be the right fit.
Was Bischoff just a bad fit for the job? Will Prichard be better? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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