Eric Bischoff is no longer employed by WWE about four months after he started with the company. Now Bruce Prichard is Executive Director of SmackDown, but he still considers Bischoff his friend.
During Something To Wrestle With, Prichard had a chance to address the entire situation. He had one request in the process and that is to remember that Bischoff is a real person with a family. He isn’t dead either, so Easy E will likely be on to his next adventure now.
“I think he’s one of the nicest guys, and he also is a human being. So when you sit there and you make comments through a keyboard, or through your phone. And it’s a faceless, just random thing. Remember that you’re making comments about human beings. And you’re making comments about real people that have families. And real people that yes, we’re in the public eye and I get that. And to a certain point, say and do whatever the hell it is you want to do.”
“Also remember that it’s real life, and that we are human, and that we do have families. And believe it or not, we have feelings. And I know that Eric will succeed. This is like — he ain’t dead! But I just want to publicly wish Eric Bischoff the absolute best in business, life, and everything else, because he’s a good friend and I’m proud and happy to say that he’s my friend.”
Fans got their first taste of Friday Night SmackDown this week with Bruce Prichard in his new role. It might be difficult to tell a difference right now, but given time we could see some interesting ideas come to light.
We’ll just have to see if Prichard will be able to reject the bad ideas that Vince McMahon has in the process.
Thanks to 411 Mania for the quote