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Details behind Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff’s new roles with the WWE

As previously reported, in a huge stride taken by the WWE, Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff were appointed as technical directors for RAW and SmackDown respectively. The former arch-rivals will work under their former nemesis Vince McMahon and a few details on their roles have been revealed.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, the duo will be eased into their roles rather than being thrown straightaway into the mix. The process thus would be slow and the change will not be made overnight.

Moreover,  PWInsider also reports that the deal for Eric Bischoff only came through a couple of weeks ago. Bischoff will have additional responsibility being in charge of the blue brand as he will work through as SmackDown makes the transition into their new home, the FOX Network.

  • Keith Learmonth

    It is a legit executive position. Apparently there was no real plans to have Bischoff on TV at all, and Heyman is most likely just going to remain as Brock’s manager on TV.

  • Keith Learmonth

    To be fair, that was also a case of “They gave him near-total creative control, and he tried to turn the product into WWE”. He’s not going to kill WWE by turning it into WWE. At worst, he’ll maintain the status quo.

  • gar216

    Everyone is forgetting that Bischoff came into TNA at the companies hottest point and had a big part in making it a hot mess.

  • Sparti Love

    nWo vs bWo.. Finally!!

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    Just wondering if this is actually less of a character role and more of an actual executive position? Seems like they are named actual directors, then I say good for them and good for WWE.

  • Rinn13

    This isn’t exactly the first time this has happened. Both men were made “GM” of Raw and Smackdown years ago after the original brand split, and back THEN, it was actually news. It’s surprising now, but it’s not as big a deal. And as I seem to recall, they each did have at least mild creative input back then in addition to being on-screen characters.