In June 2019, WWE appointed Paul Heyman as the Executive Director of Monday Night Raw and Eric Bischoff for the same on Friday Night SmackDown.
After almost a year’s worth of run, WWE removed Heyman and Bischoff from this role. Since then, Raw and SmackDown are being led by Bruce Prichard.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select recently revealed that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon turned down the role of Raw’s Executive Director.
As reported, Stephanie was happy with the role she had in WWE. On the other hand, Triple H could’ve had this position if he “wanted the role”.
“Sort of fashionably late, but after Paul Heyman’s media tour last week and the draft, we actually gained some information and backstage reactions regarding his run there in 2019-2020.”
“Heyman was integral in crafting the WWE Raw Roster in late 2019, and went above and beyond to get some of the underutilized “catering crew” that ended up on the brand. He even was willing to pass on a lot of established talent, namely Braun Strowman, who was revered but not prioritized a lot of the more polished workers”
“Many in the company were shocked that Paul Heyman even put himself in the position to work right under Vince McMahon. Heyman had been the loudest voice in the Raw writer’s room even before he was given the lead on on the show.”
“For those that wondered why Shane McMahon, Triple H or Stephanie weren’t put in that role, we’re told that Stephanie McMahon didn’t want that spot as she was happy in the one she has. Most people on Raw assumed upon Heyman’s promotion and Bischoff’s hiring that if Triple H wanted the role, he’d have it.”