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Bischoff was fired due to ratings drop (Sports Illustrated)

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WWE’s decision to release Eric Bischoff took place on Monday night, multiple sources have told Sports Illustrated.

Bischoff, who had been serving as the Executive Director of SmackDown since July, was informed by Human Resources on Tuesday morning following a creative meeting at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn., that his services were no longer needed.

Unlike Paul Heyman overseeing Raw, Bischoff was never given creative authority on SmackDown. He was originally intended to oversee creative, but multiple sources confirmed that his directive was largely to observe. Bischoff’s four-month run working for Vince McMahon will be marked by his failure to assimilate into the corporate structure of the company, though his dismissal is not a complete loss for WWE.

The SmackDown debut on Fox two weeks ago was a major success, garnering 3.869 million viewers, but viewership plummeted to 2.899 million last Friday. Bischoff’s firing is Vince McMahon’s reaction to the ratings and a message to his stockholders that he is entirely committed to the future success of SmackDown on Fox.
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He was basically used as the fall guy as others predicted. This company is scummy

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Re: Bischoff was fired due to ratings drop (Sports Illustrated)

I'd be sad for Bischoff, if I actually liked him.

Luckily, I don't.

I'm sure he also received a nice buyout cheque
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Re: Bischoff was fired due to ratings drop (Sports Illustrated)

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Bischoff, who had been serving as the Executive Director of SmackDown since July, was informed by Human Resources on Tuesday morning following a creative meeting at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn., that his services were no longer needed.
Considering how Haitch looks eerily similar to Obadiah Stane, I refuse to believe that bullshit and instead prefer to have seen Bischoff's firing go off as such, especially in regard to the bolded line:



Gotta hand it to Vince, though. If he can find some way to take a shit on anything related to WCW, the old bitter bastard will find it sooner or later.

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Re: Bischoff was fired due to ratings drop (Sports Illustrated)

I'm always stunned stockholders fall for this shit.

Disgraceful act on their behalf, feel bad for Bischoff.
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Man, I like to think the conspiracy theories on here are usually insane, but fuck. Slimy, slimy move WWE. Hopefully Easy E made at least a good chunk of change considering he moved his entire family across the country. Fuck you Vince.
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Vince probally hired Bischoff just so he could fire him.
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Re: Bischoff was fired due to ratings drop (Sports Illustrated)

Why hasn't Heyman been fired?

RAW's ratings were down year on year more than Smackdown's before the FOX move. Sure, some of that is because of Rollins headlining RAW, but it's not like RAW has been an all-round great show under Heyman.
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Why hasn't Heyman been fired?
Because Brock has Vince by the balls
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Re: Bischoff was fired due to ratings drop (Sports Illustrated)

The SmackDown debut on Fox two weeks ago was a major success, garnering 3.869 million viewers, but viewership plummeted to 2.899 million last Friday. Bischoff’s firing is Vince McMahon’s reaction to the ratings and a message to his stockholders that he is entirely committed to the future success of SmackDown on Fox.

They used him as a sacrificial lamb, we all knew without The Rock there's no way to get that rating numbers again, probably cut Bischoff was always the plan.

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Why hasn't Heyman been fired?

RAW's ratings were down year on year more than Smackdown's before the FOX move. Sure, some of that is because of Rollins headlining RAW, but it's not like RAW has been an all-round great show under Heyman.
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