Honestly I’m surprised it took this long but it looks like Eric Bischoff is out as Executive Director Of Smackdown. Not too long after he moved up to Connecticut to start work with WWE the rumblings that Vince McMahon was rewriting Smackdown from the ground up every week seemed to be hitting the internet.
While Paul Heyman’s influence on RAW seemed to have a positive effect on the product (somewhat) Smackdown never seemed to get off the ground with Bischoff in charge. With the move to FOX it’s not surprised Vince was trying to be more hands on for the launch but that spells bad news for anyone that is supposed to be running the creative team.
Bruce Prichard will be taking over Bischoff’s role. Not sure that is a trade up in my mind but only time will tell. It doesn’t look like Bischoff will be put into another role in the company and seems to be done with WWE as a whole. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get a role running AEW.