Eric Bischoff & Paul Heyman hired to run Monday Night RAW and Smackdown Live. Does it matter? Vince McMahon still the WWE boss.
This is huge WWE news! Sports Illustrated was the first with the breaking news that Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff returns to WWE. WWE.com would later confirm SI’s original report that Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman would run the WWE creative team. The new WWE Raw & SmackDown executive directors revealed should do a great job.
WWE has named Paul Heyman as Executive Director of Monday Night Raw and Eric Bischoff as Executive Director of SmackDown LIVE, newly created positions reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.
In their executive roles, Heyman and Bischoff will oversee the creative development of WWE’s flagship programming and ensure integration across all platforms and lines of business. The creation of these roles further establishes WWE’s ability to continuously reinvent its global brand while providing two distinct creative processes for its flagship shows.
With more than 30 years of experience in the sports-entertainment industry, Heyman served as President of ECW from 1993 to 2001, securing pay-per-view distribution for the company as well as a national cable television deal with TNN. After his time with ECW, Heyman joined WWE’s Creative team and is widely credited with helping launch the careers of many current and former WWE Superstars.
Bischoff is a former WCW President and New York Times bestselling author. During his WCW career, Bischoff oversaw the signing of some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment and helped create and develop the nWo storyline. He was also instrumental in securing a television deal for WCW Monday Nitro on TNT and WCW Thunder on TBS. After WCW, Bischoff co-founded Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, a production company that launched TV reality shows and mobile games.
Wrestling fans, will this finally wake WWE up? WWE now has legitimate U.S. competition thanks to the 2019 launch of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which features the likes of former WWE stars Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley (formerly known as Dean Ambrose). Will AEW vs WWE be a thing in the IWC?
What do you think of the new heads of WWE Raw and SmackDown that have been revealed?