WWE made a couple of big creative changes last week with Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman being made Executive Directors of SmackDown Live and RAW respectively. However, the real changes are still yet to come. Because Vince McMahon isn’t going anywhere.
Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that Paul Heyman did create some segments on RAW this week. The Mike and Maria Kanellis segments spring to mind which is ironic because those segments were the best parts of the show for many fans.
Vince McMahon is still in control of everything. Whether Heyman and Bischoff get their way is dependent on whether McMahon lets them have it. Therefore, the battle might be slow to change WWE television, but they’re on the right track.
“I’m sure some of those segments were [Paul Heyman’s]. I mean, it’s Vince [McMahon’s] show. I mean it’s always going to be Vince’s show. I’ve seen people go, ‘Well what happens if Paul and Eric [Bischoff] don’t get along with storylines. It’s like, they’re not the — It’s Vince! They’re gonna have suggestions just like everybody else. I mean, they’re gonna be more powerful, but it’s still Vince. You know Vince isn’t handing over everything to these guys. It’s a slow battle.”
Hopefully, WWE will be able to turn things around. Because it really does make everyone’s life so much better when WWE puts on a better show. Until then it looks like we will continue to have weeks where we love RAW and other weeks when it feels like we’ve backslid a few hundred feet down a very slippery slop of Vince McMahon micromanaging every aspect of the program.
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