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Bischoff not expected to be involved w/ Creative process, New details!

New WWE SmackDown Executive Director Eric Bischoff is not expected to be involved with the blue brand creative process, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It was noted in the latest issue that right now, those in WWE creative were told that Bischoff will most likely not be involved with the creative process.

With that said, it looks like Bischoff's job will be to interface with the various departments in the company, and Fox. Bischoff is still to be the leader of the SmackDown side of things. The Observer noted that the brand currently has no leadership and runs off Ryan Ward and other writers pitching ideas off Vince McMahon.

As noted, Bischoff had no influence on this week's SmackDown episode.

Bischoff appeared on the latest edition of the "After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson" podcast, recorded on Tuesday night, and said he had arrived in Stamford, and was watching the show that he will be taking over.

"I'm actually watching SmackDown as we speak, I'm boning up, I'm doing my research and getting familiar," he said.

Bischoff visited WWE HQ on Wednesday, but said he will really get started next Monday and Tuesday.

"I'm kinda getting oriented [on Wednesday] and starting the process and getting familiar. I'm kicking it off on Monday and Tuesday next week," he added.

Bischoff also admitted, during another recent "After 83 Weeks" podcast, that he has a lot to learn.

"The honest answer is, I've got a lot to learn between now and the time I actually am fully integrated into the process, because the audience has changed. Television has changed. So much has changed over the last five or seven years that I've got some catching up to do. I'm not going to sugarcoat it," he said when discussing what's different about producing wrestling for TV these days.

Bischoff is scheduled to appear on TV for the RAW Reunion special from Tampa on Monday.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 09:46 AM
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first it's "he's not on it yet" then it's "he won't be on it at all", then right back to not on it yet. i dont know what to believe

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The audience hasn't really changed though.

Yeah sure most of us have given up and dont watch. But the audience still ultimately want the same thing as always; engaging characters, entertaining feuds that make sense and have a satisfying conclusion, quality matches, and embracing the characters that get over.

Yeah a lot of us smarks thesedays just want a sea of charisma vacuum spot monkeys no selling everything, but overall the audience still just wants all the things I listed above.

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wait Bischoff was brought in as the Executive of Smackdown but not in charge of creative? This report seems fishy, didn't Ryan Ward write 2016 Smackdown? Which is good but I think EB is gonna have the keys like Heyman does sooner or later
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WWE brought him in to be the face that deals with execs and fox because he's been doing his production company shit since WCW went under. Not surprised that he won't be doing creative stuff.

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The audience hasn't really changed though.

Yeah sure most of us have given up and dont watch. But the audience still ultimately want the same thing as always; engaging characters, entertaining feuds that make sense and have a satisfying conclusion, quality matches, and embracing the characters that get over.

Yeah a lot of us smarks thesedays just want a sea of charisma vacuum spot monkeys no selling everything, but overall the audience still just wants all the things I listed above.
Truth. Wrestling fans have always wanted the same thing. It's just that WWE have forgotten to or just cannot be arsed doing any of this anymore. So they just send out wrestlers to have "great matches" on repeat.
Some fans like this, but na not for me. For example, Black v Cesaro at Extreme Rules was awesome. But we will probably see it every week for about a month now. That's just shit and lazy on WWE's part.
They need to start investing in the storylines and characters again in a big way. As well as investing in youth.
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Bischoff's strengths are in dealing with TV execs and TV production. He has admitted that creative isn't his strongest area.

I think Bischoff is going to want to present the show in a whole new way, but that's going to be just a glossy coat of paint on a turd unless creative is altered. I would hope that at the very least, he'd be allowed to put people in charge of creative that he trusts to do a good job.

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https://www.ewrestlingnews.com/news/...gins-next-week

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During the latest edition of his After 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff confirmed reports that he will be starting his job as SmackDown! Live Executive Director next week. He said,

Well, Im actually watching SmackDown as we speak. Im boning up, Im doing my research and getting familiar Im going into the office tomorrow, Im kind of getting oriented, and starting the process and kicking it off Monday and Tuesday next week.
He confirmed himself that he is involved.
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