Eric Bischoff is ready to take office as the new Executive Director of WWE SmackDown Live.
Bischoff has already relocated to Stamford, Connecticut, the home of the WWE Headquarters. The legendary WCW mastermind looks set to rewrite history once again with his vast experience in the pro wrestling business.
Over the last couple of weeks, many fans have pointed out that Bischoff is taking too long to get started and how he should’ve been on the team right after Extreme Rules.
However it turns out that the 64-year-old wrestling persona was never meant to begin his WWE gig before July 22. Furthermore, the man himself claims that all the media reports about his new role are incorrect and inaccurate.
While speaking on 83 Weeks, Bischoff revealed:
“My start [with WWE] was never supposed to be before July 22. That was the understanding across the board. And it was reported wrong. Anything written and reported so far has been wrong as far as what my role actually is and will be and what my start date will be.”
SmackDown Live has a lot of moving pieces and given the gravity of the big show, it is almost impossible for anyone to simply walk in and take over on their first day of work.
“This is such a big job. There is no way that me, or anyone else, is going to walk in and take control of anything, immediately. It’s going to be a long process. It’s going to take time. It’ll be an evolution over time. My process started a little bit this week in terms of integration. It’ll become even more tangible on Tuesday, which will be the first time I’ve attended a production meeting.”
The WWE Universe needs to be patient with Bischoff, even if that means waiting a couple of months more to notice any significant changes on The Blue Show.