Last year, in a move that shocked the WWE Universe, WWE opened two positions for their management team. These were the roles of Executive Director for Monday Night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown.
Paul Heyman was made the Executive Director for RAW and Eric Bischoff was brought back to the company so that he could be the Executive Director for Smackdown. This was done in order to boost ratings for both shows.
Bischoff was then fired from the role only four months after joining the company in June of last year. Bruce Prichard ended up being his replacement and he is currently the Executive Director of both RAW and Smackdown.
Easy E was recently interviewed by Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy. During the interview, Bischoff revealed that he did not regret choosing to work as the Executive Director of Smackdown.
He added that getting the opportunity to work with brilliant minds such as Bruce Prichard and Paul Heyman was what made him choose the role in the first place.
“I was excited about working with my friend Bruce Prichard and I was looking forward to working with Paul Heyman. Paul Heyman and I have known each other and worked in the same company off and on since 1987. So I’m very familiar with Paul. But when the opportunity came for me go to SmackDown, both Paul and I had reached a stage in our lives where the potential of working together, at least in my mind, provided a much bigger opportunity than it might have 10, or 15, or 20 years earlier, because we were two different people. I think Paul has matured and evolved much like I have, it just comes with age.”
Bischoff also said that him being the SmackDown Executive Director was viewed as an impossible endeavor by many.
Following his exit from WWE, Bischoff made a couple of appearances on AEW television.