Eric Bischoff was fired by WWE after four months of working with the company. He used to be the Smackdown Executive Director, but Bruce Prichard has replaced him now. He is still good friends with Bischoff.
On Something To Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard talked about Bischoff getting fired by WWE. He requested that people remember Bischoff is a real person with a family. He is also not dead and is likely to go elsewhere soon enough. Here is what Prichard said:
“I think he’s one of the nicest guys, and he also is a human being. So when you sit there and you make comments through a keyboard, or through your phone. And it’s a faceless, just random thing. Remember that you’re making comments about human beings. And you’re making comments about real people that have families. And real people that yes, we’re in the public eye and I get that. And to a certain point, say and do whatever the hell it is you want to do.”
“Also remember that it’s real life, and that we are human, and that we do have families. And believe it or not, we have feelings. And I know that Eric will succeed. This is like — he ain’t dead! But I just want to publicly wish Eric Bischoff the absolute best in business, life, and everything else, because he’s a good friend and I’m proud and happy to say that he’s my friend.”
Fans were able to experience Smackdown on Fox with Bruce Prichard in charge this week. Perhaps we will see an improvement in the product following this move.
h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.