It was announced yesterday that Eric Bischoff had been sacked from his role as SmackDown Executive Director after less than three months in the role.
It has come out in the past 24 hours that no-one in WWE was surprised by the sacking, and that Bischoff had not exactly impressed during his latest run with the company.
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer has been particularly vocal about the issues Bischoff had within WWE, one of which was that he apparently didn’t know anyone’s name.
“I heard that he just didn’t know anybody. He didn’t know any of the talent. He didn’t go out of his way to learn about anything. He would leave and nobody could get ahold of him. I heard zero, zero good things about Eric Bischoff when he was doing whatever he was doing, I don’t even know what he was doing.”
I don’t know about you, but learning the names of my colleagues was pretty high on the list of things I wanted to do when I started this job, and it certainly didn’t take me three months. But enough bragging.
Bischoff has been replaced by Bruce Prichard, who has been Senior Vice President for WWE until now, and will therefore likely know people’s names.