Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso reported earlier today that WWE has given Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman new roles within the company.
The report suggested that Heyman was to become the Executive Director of Raw, while Eric Bischoff would have the same position for Smackdown. Both men were said to report directly to Vince McMahon.
Breaking: WWE names Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors.
Heyman is set to become Executive Director of Raw, while Bischoff will fill the same role for SmackDown Live. Both will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. https://t.co/SIjW3G8v8T
— Justin Barrasso (@JustinBarrasso) June 27, 2019
This has since been confirmed by WWE themselves, with the company posting the following tweet.
— WWE (@WWE) June 27, 2019
WWE.com‘s article had the following to say on the new positions for the two controversial personalities:
WWE has named Paul Heyman as Executive Director of Monday Night Raw and Eric Bischoff as Executive Director of SmackDown LIVE, newly created positions reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.
In their executive roles, Heyman and Bischoff will oversee the creative development of WWE’s flagship programming and ensure integration across all platforms and lines of business. The creation of these roles further establishes WWE’s ability to continuously reinvent its global brand while providing two distinct creative processes for its flagship shows.
With more than 30 years of experience in the sports-entertainment industry, Heyman served as President of ECW from 1993 to 2001, securing pay-per-view distribution for the company as well as a national cable television deal with TNN. After his time with ECW, Heyman joined WWE’s Creative team and is widely credited with helping launch the careers of many current and former WWE Superstars.
Bischoff is a former WCW President and New York Times bestselling author. During his WCW career, Bischoff oversaw the signing of some of the biggest names in sports-entertainment and helped create and develop the nWo storyline. He was also instrumental in securing a television deal for WCW Monday Nitro on TNT and WCW Thunder on TBS. After WCW, Bischoff co-founded Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, a production company that launched TV reality shows and mobile games.
At this time it is not currently known if Heyman and Bischoff will play out their roles on screen, or just backstage.
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