New Details on Eric Bischoff’s Release as WWE Executive Director!
Eric Bischoff has been released from his duties as SmackDown executive director. Now, new details have been revealed about his release.
Shocking news arrived this week as the WWE released a statement stating they had released Eric Bischoff as the manager of SmackDown Live. Now, Ringside Intel has obtained more information about the reason for his release.
Vince McMahon Fired Eric Bischoff
If rumor is to be believed, Eric Bischoff was fired by Vince McMahon. If the rumor is accurate, it means that Bischoff did not request his release, but that the was let go because of various reasons.
The decision to release the former WCW president allegedly came during a creative meeting on Tuesday. There has been significant speculation about the reason for his release, but one of the most prominent reasons could be Fox’ involvement in SmackDown Live.
Fox Unhappy With SmackDown Live Executive Director
Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda reached out to Fox to find out about the reason for the release. They had the following to say:
“Significant promises were made that we don’t feel were upheld.”
In addition to stating unfulfilled promises as the reason for the release, Fox also mentioned “undisclosed personnel changes.” So, even though the WWE have not given an official reason, it seems that Fox has little problems revealing the truth behind the matter.
Reactions From the WWE Universe
Evidently, the opinions on social media are divided regarding Eric Bischoff’s release. Some fans saw it coming, while others are completely surprised. Of course, most fans are also surprised at the speed with which Bischoff was let go.
— Jason Solomon (@solomonster) October 15, 2019
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As you may imagine, some fans see an opportunity. AEW fans are already calling for Bischoff to join the rival brand. Now, that would be a true recapture of the Monday Night Wars!
— Josh H(Viper) (@mr_viper69) October 16, 2019
— iwc.txt (@iwctxt) October 16, 2019
Of course, there is a legion of fans who believe Bischoff should never be put in an executive director position. So, the firing did not come as a surprise to them.
#EricBischoff has nothing more to offer to the Pro wrestling industry. I can't understand why they hired him. Well atleast they came to their senses sooner rather than later.
— Warrior of Light ⚔️ (@KRISH619) October 16, 2019
Can everyone stop with this poor #EricBischoff crap. He was never creative, just the team he had around him. Listen to 83 Weeks, he has never had any good ideas and blames everyone else for failures. Prichard should have been first choice to begin with. Carry on.
— Legal Immigrant (@DaGimmick) October 16, 2019
There is also a legion of fans who feel desperate after the release of Eric Bischoff. They believe Vince will once again control everything and that this will destroy the product. Of course, the upcoming Crown Jewel event does not help either.
— Danielle Cooper BSc. (@Danielle143) October 16, 2019
Really don’t get replacing @EBischoff after just 4 months with @bruceprichard 🤔. I have nothing against either of them as both have done great things in the industry. @EBischoff deserved better though and longer time to get Smackdown back on track #EricBischoff #SmackDown #wwe
— Ian (@Ian_H81) October 15, 2019
— Anthony Pardoe (@maintenance_ant) October 15, 2019
Which camp are you in? Do you believe Bischoff’s firing was justified? Or do you think he could have offered more to the brand?
Fox’ Power Over WWE
Since purchasing the rights to SmackDown Live, there have been major changes in the WWE. While the draft turned out quite differently than most people expected, it is no secret that Fox has some serious clout in the WWE at the moment.
Eric Bischoff’s firing could be one of the first big changes Fox implements to SmackDown Live and the WWE in general. As it stands, there are some huge differences between SmackDown and Raw at the moment, which certainly make Fox’ power clear.
It remains to be seen if Fox’ power will be a good or a bad thing for the WWE. Wrestling is quite the niche market, so if Fox is unfamiliar with the product, it could become a serious issue. Unfortunately, Eric Bischoff has already gone down in the process.