Eric Bischoff was recently released by WWE as Bruce Prichard took over the role of Executive Director of Friday Night SmackDown.
Bischoff’s return to WWE had generated huge buzz in the pro wrestling community and fans were glad to have Uncle E back onboard. However, the 64-year-old icon didn’t put in the required effort and was shown the door just 4 months from the date of taking office.
Now that Bischoff has been officially terminated from WWE, employees are spilling the beans one by one.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter quoted a particular WWE official who outright criticized Bischoff’s efficiency in the company.
“Eric had absolutely no vision, and once we were headed into FOX, everything was falling through the cracks,” said one WWE official. “He messed up multiple times with FOX. Eric also had no stamina for the rigors of the job.”
As previously reported, Uncle E didn’t even know the talent and had a habit of leaving early. Nobody knew what he was doing and his presence made those working under him want to quit WWE. In short, Bischoff was too lazy to be on the learning curve and got himself fired as a result.
Meanwhile, WWE’s reported deal with World Wonder Ring Stardom has fallen through due to the juggernaut promotion’s failure to reciprocate in time.
WWE recently made an attempt to buy both Stardom and Pro Wrestling Noah but both promotions turned them down for particular reasons.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez reported that WWE’s lack of a proper business plan was what had caused the Stardom deal to fall through.
“I was told that STARDOM wanted to know ‘what are your plans if you buy STARDOM?’ WWE didn’t have any plans — I know that’s stunning if you’ve watched WWE television — and as a result the deal fell through. That’s what I was told.”