WWE is entering a new era with Paul “Triple H” Levesque in place as the company’s EVP of talent relations as well as being put in charge of the creative team. For years, fans have wondered what a post-Vince McMahon WWE would look like. After McMahon retired from his duties with WWE, that scenario will now play out for everyone to see.
Most WWE fans trust Triple H as a creative force. His run at NXT was legendary, and the show didn’t feel like Vince McMahon’s vision of WWE. Many expect something new and different to come along.
One person who is very familiar with the WWE creative process is Eric Bischoff. He discussed Vince McMahon’s retirement on the latest ‘83 Weeks‘ podcast. Bischoff believes without the nuances and quirks of Vince’s management style, some very talented people will get a chance to shine.
“I think you’re going to see some incredibly talented people begin to do what they’re capable of doing without an almost unbearable process to do it in. What do I mean by that? It’s hard to say these things without sounding disrespectful and I don’t mean to be because Vince’s process worked. WWE is now a $5 billion public company. So let’s just keep that in mind as I’m being critical assessing the process.
Spending all week writing a show, presenting that show at midnight or two o’clock in the morning when your meeting was scheduled for five (in the afternoon), and you’ve waited around for eight hours. You can’t move forward with anything until you get approval with what you’ve done thus far. The creative process is a series of meetings until you get a rough draft of a show in front of Vince. You set it up Friday night, depending on what show you’re doing, of course. For RAW, you would get it done and get it to Vince Friday night, maybe Saturday morning.”
That convoluted process made it difficult to get things done in WWE, according to Bischoff. He went on to say that he thinks Stephanie McMahon will be a great CEO. There is a major change of the guard coming to WWE and only time will tell how things turn out.
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