Eric Bischoff explains why things didn’t work out for him in the WWE. He was appointed the executive director for SmackDown but was soon let go.
Eric Bischoff’s stint as SmackDown’s Executive director did not last too long. He was stripped off the role almost as soon as he was given it, Bruce Prichard would replace him before eventually taking over Monday Night RAW as well.
Speaking with Lucha Libre Online, Bischoff admitted that it was Vince’s decision to part ways but added that the environment he found himself in wasn’t healthy for his creativity.
“It was Vince’s decision. But again, it was one that I agreed with,” Bischoff said. “It became apparent to me early on that the chemistry, the creative chemistry in WWE was not, in my opinion, it wasn’t a healthy creative environment for me.
“It worked very well for WWE, I guess. But for me creative is as much about the energy, how well people get along, how well people can collaborate and because WWE is such a fast moving train, it was really hard to get on board and to get up to speed with their pace in the way they did things.”
He went into more detail comparing his relationship with the WWE to online dating.
Eric Bischoff explains why things didn’t work out for him in the WWE
“So, it wasn’t a matter of… I mean, Vince and I are still friends. I’m still friends with a lot of people, including Bruce Prichard. He’s one of my closest friends. Still friends with a lot of people in WWE, but the chemistry just wasn’t right.”
“I’ve been married for 38 years, so I’ve never experienced online dating. I can only imagine. My experience with WWE was a little bit like if you find a beautiful woman that you meet in an online dating app.
“You get along and you sending each other texts and you’re very excited. When you finally meet for your first dinner date and you realize before the appetizers even come that the chemistry just isn’t really that good. She’s a beautiful one you, got along great on the dating app, but when you’re finally face-to-face… Meh! And it was kind of like what it was like for me and WWE.
“I was excited about it for a lot of reasons and a lot of good reasons. I think Vince was excited about it for a lot of reasons. But once we started working together, we both realized that it really wasn’t working. And Vince ultimately was the one that made the call”.
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