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.
I know I’m late getting into NXT wrestling but late is better than never. I just started watching finally out of curiosity to see what it’s about. What NXT is, it’s a wrestling show from WWE in which Triple H is in charge of. NXT was founded by legends Triple H and Dusty Rhodes. NXT is a a third wrestling brand for young wrestling rookies where they could get their start in pro wrestling. That’s where all these new wrestler superstars on RAW/Smackdown Live are coming, from they’ve come from NXT.
I’ve just started watching NXT on WWE Network ’cause that’s the only place where you can watch NXT is on the Network, WWE’s own streaming service. I’m glad I started watching NXT ’cause it’s good stuff really. Which is no surprise since NXT is owned by Triple H and that man seems to know what he’s doing running his own shows.
The reason I started watching is ’cause this wrestling character by the name of Asuka caught my attention. She’s a Japanese wrestler. She’s currently NXT Women’s Champion and she’s been undefeated for a while. I’m impressed by her look, her image and her gimmick is supercool too. I guess I have a huge thing for Asian women ’cause I love ’em. Most importantly, she’s also a very talented wrestler. Most female wrestlers in WWE don’t do much in the ring but Asuka is pretty technical. She does way more than slap, punch, pull hair and kick.
Asuka is getting a lot of attention on NXT and she’s already getting so many fans. I’ve watched NXT Takeover and she definitely caught my attention and I’m already a fan of hers. So this weekend, I’ve started watching older NXT shows just so I can watch more of her. The more I watch of Asuka and I only saw two matches of hers so far, the more I think she’s going to be something special in the WWE. You’re looking at the next icon… she could be bigger than Sable, Trish Stratus, Lita, Chyna, etc.
Asuka needs to be on RAW or Smackdown Live soon and I think she will. I haven’t watched Smackdown in many years but if they put her on there, I’ll watch Smackdown for her but if they put her on RAW that’ll be cool. Hopefully they put her on RAW/Smackdown ’cause she deserves to be on the next Wrestlemania card.
Charlotte, Bayley and Sasha Banks maybe getting a lot of attention on RAW/Smackdown Live lately but once Asuka comes around, they’ll be quickly forgotten. Asuka is one star wrestling fans should look out for. I’m going to watch more Asuka matches on NXT tonight.