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Eric Bischoff opens up about his WWE departure

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff’s sudden departure from WWE has started many rumors and there have been all sorts of reports on why the former WCW President was let go by the company.

Bischoff made his first comments on his removal from the SmackDown Executive Director role during the latest episode of his 83 weeks podcast.

The former SmackDown official said that he is not going to spend too much time clearing the rumors about his departure from the company because people are smart enough to see through them:

“I’m not going to spend too much time clearing the rumors and innuendo because it’s out there, and I think people are smart enough to see through the bulls–t that they read in dirt sites and that kind of thing. I honestly just don’t want to get negative,”

Bischoff continued by saying that while the things didn’t work out the way he wanted them to work out, he is really grateful for the opportunity to work for WWE:

“I’m going to say a couple of things and I will have more to say at some point in time. You know, feelings right now are #1. I was really grateful for the opportunity to work for WWE and it was an opportunity. It didn’t work out the way I wanted it to work out and it clearly didn’t work out the way Vince McMahon wanted it to work out but it happens. I’m not taking any of it personally; professionally, I’m taking a hard look at it and thinking it through.”

Eric Bischoff went on to say that he is grateful for the opportunity to work with the SmackDown crew and killed the rumors about being at odds with Bruce Prichard. He said that Prichard is one of his closest friends and it will remain that way.