The times they aren’t yet changing. One of the biggest stories of the year so far has been the changes taking place on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. Last week, news broke that Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff would be taking over the two shows. Those changes have not taken place quite yet, and as it turns out, one of them wasn’t even close to starting yet.

According to John Pollock of, Bischoff was not present at this week’s SmackDown Live in San Antonio, Texas. While it is not entirely clear when Bischoff will be starting in his new position, it is thought to not be until after Extreme Rules on July 13 at the earliest. Heyman was present at this week’s Monday Night Raw but was not fully in charge of the show yet.

Bischoff’s previous time in charge did not go well. Check out the end of his first era in WWE:

FULL-LENGTH MOMENT - Raw - The Trial of Eric Bischoff

Opinion: That’s quite the relief as this week’s SmackDown Live was not the most thrilling show in the world. If that is the best that Bischoff could have done, the show would have been in more trouble than he could have solved. Thankfully he seems to be taking his time to set things up, which should be better for the fans as things move forward. It’s not like the shows can get much worse than they have been as of late.

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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