Eric Bischoff: Triple H was reportedly offered the position of Executive Director of SmackDown Live before Bischoff was handed the job.
WWE Raw and SmackDown have recently seen leadership changes at the top. Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff have taken on the roles of Executive Director on the Red and Blue Brand respectively.
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With Triple H being groomed as Vince McMahon’s heir apparent, it seemed strange that the Game was looked over for such an important leadership role. However, speculations have emerged that Triple H was reportedly offered the job before Eric Bischoff was even considered.
If you're wondering why Triple H wasn't named Executive Director today, he is rumored to have turned the role down for Smackdown Live. #SmackdownLive #WWE #TripleH https://t.co/lxBspQ5xU4 pic.twitter.com/NhpckzvRpd
— 411 Wrestling (@411wrestling) June 27, 2019
According to Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez, Triple H may have turned down the job out of fear that it would reflect poorly on him if he couldn’t help solve the show’s viewership problem. The duo made the speculation on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio.
Paul Heyman took over Raw this week and the changes were there to be seen. It had its kinks but for the most part, it was a very good episode of Raw. Easily the best WWE has put on this year post-Wrestlemania.
Eric Bischoff is yet to take command of SmackDown Live. The former WCW boss will however, join the blue brand soon. There are no indications on whether Bischoff will have an on-screen role or not though.
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