Eric Bischoff has weighed in on WWE’s future creative direction without Vince McMahon.
The wrestling landscape massively shifted on July 22nd when Vince McMahon formally announced his retirement on twitter. Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were then named official Co-CEOs of the company.
Eric Bischoff spoke recently about his perception of the current climate in the WWE on his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff made mention that he believes it would be very strange to arrive at a show taping with Vince absent, Eric also made his opinion very clear on potential creative changes that might be in the near future.
“You ask me what I think is gonna happen going forward, I think the creative process is going to be greatly, greatly enhanced. I think you’re going to see some incredibly talented people begin to do what they’re capable of doing without an almost unbearable process to do it in.
“Look, Stephanie spent some time as head of creative. How did that work out? Working with Vince is tough, even for Stephanie. Triple H spent some time in that role. How did that work out? Not so much. That’s not because he didn’t have the talent, but it’s because that process, with that guy – he made no concessions for them or anybody else. You had to work his schedule. You had to be available.
“If that phone rang at two o’clock in the morning, you better know your s**t. You better be able to open your eyes and have a coherent conversation about what you may have thought was an obscure detail that didn’t matter too much. But if you didn’t have a full grasp of your show at two o’clock in the morning, 30 seconds after you open your eyes, that plane ride on Monday morning is gonna suck for you.
“My point is, Stephanie has experienced that, Triple H has experienced that. Because they’ve experienced that, is it likely they’re gonna pick up where Vince left off, or is it more likely there’s gonna be a different approach that’s gonna make it a whole lot more functional and easier on the creative team that will, within the relative short-term in 60 or 90 days, I think you’re gonna start seeing a lot better creative.
“Nothing drastic, or nothing that’s gonna make people go ‘oh wow, I can’t believe they’re doing that.’ Not that, but I think you’re gonna see consistency in story because that’s what’s lacking right now. I anticipate a much better creative process that will yield a much better product in terms of storytelling and character development.”Eric Bischoff
Recently, WWE has confirmed that Triple H will assume the position as new head of creative for WWE, Paul Levesque will be assisted in his creative duties by Bruce Pritchard.
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