WWE’s new Executive Director Of SmackDown Live, Eric Bischoff is yet to inject his ideas into the changing product.
While fans still believe that it’s going to be a long while before Bischoff is able to paint The Blue Show with his colors, it appears that another highly reputed executive is helping the WCW mastermind learn the ins-and-outs of the system real quick.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Bruce Prichard is working with Bischoff behind the scenes.
Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard are working together on the show, but Bischoff at this point doesn’t have much to do with any creative ideas as he’s just learning who is what and the system.
This backstage ‘collaboration’ with Prichard will not only improve Uncle E’s learning curve, but will also help him understand WWE’s changing business model in a better manner. Both men had jointly worked the show last Tuesday.
What’s interesting is that both Bischoff and Prichard have podcasts co-hosted by the one and only Conrad Thompson!
At this point, Bischoff’s creative influence is minimal, although him and Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman are handling WWE’s marketing and merchandising ideas.
A lot of preparation needs to be made before the war with AEW officially kicks off in The Fall and WWE is going to make sure that Eric is battle-ready to take the programming to the next level once SmackDown switches over to Fox on October 4, just two days after AEW’s grand debut on TNT.
Fans are already expecting a mega Heyman vs Bischoff brand war at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view but for that to happen, Uncle E must successfully complete his tutorial session first.
Only time will reveal whether Bischoff will be able to live up to the expectations. However, with Vince McMahon providing all the necessary resources, it’s very unlikely that the former RAW GM would be a failure on SmackDown.