Well this is interesting. Just announced today, Paul Heyman has been named by WWE as the executive director of Monday Night RAW and Eric Bischoff has been named as the executive director of Smackdown Live. Both of these men were hired to be in charge of those brands. While those two are now in charge of running those two shows; however, it looks like Vince McMahon is still calling the shots ’cause like the article says the two must report to Vince McMahon.
Both of these men have one thing in common, though. They have experience in running wrestling companies. Like the article says Paul Heyman used to own ECW and Eric Bischoff was the president of WCW.
I know a lot of wrestling fans are getting skeptical of this but I think this is a pretty good idea. Heyman and Bischoff both know their wrestling ’cause they have a lot of experience in the business and they are very knowledgeable with wrestling. They definitely know their stuff.
I would give them a chance to see how they would do.
Some of you may ask, why is Vince doing this? Over the years in the WWE, Vince had full control of both RAW and Smackdown. He called the shots of everything and now it looks like Vince is finally giving up some control in WWE.
Is Vince finally waking up and realizing that he isn’t good anymore creatively? That could be a part of it but I think the real reason is that the XFL is about to be launched and he won’t have time to run both brands anymore. So he needs to give someone else to take over.
Another reason Vince is doing this is that ratings for both RAW and SD are still in trouble and this could be a ploy to help bring the ratings up. Could Paul and Eric shape up the wrestling business and take it to the next level? AEW is exploding and you can see that Vince is trying everything to compete with them.
I’m going to wait to see how Paul and Eric will do. I know a lot of wrestling fans out there will be skeptical of this but I’m gonna give these guys a chance. Paul and Eric could bring wrestling back to the WWE and that’s what I’m hoping and praying for. We’ll have to wait and see how they do.