Effectively, that definitely did not take lengthy. After it was introduced in June that former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff had been employed by WWE to behave as govt director of Smackdown, a altering of the guards has already occurred.
WWE has introduced in a press launch that Bruce Prichard might be changing Eric Bischoff within the function. Prichard will “oversee the artistic improvement” of Smackdown and report on to Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO of WWE. The transfer comes two episodes into Smackdown’s run on Fox. Whereas the community premiere of the collection boasted large rankings, the second installment–which featured evening one of many WWE draft and Bayley battling Charlotte for the Smackdown Ladies’s Championship–shed almost 25% of its whole viewers.
Now, WWE is betting on Prichard to hold the present ahead. The press launch notes he “brings almost 40 years of expertise in sports activities leisure with an intensive background in character improvement and artistic storytelling. Over the course of his profession, Prichard has served in quite a lot of roles together with announcer, producer, agent, and on-screen persona. Earlier this yr, Prichard returned to WWE as a member of the corporate’s artistic workforce.”
Along with his time in WWE, Prichard has additionally labored extensively with Affect Wrestling, and Main League Wrestling. Since returning to WWE in 2018, he hosted a present on the WWE Community, along with rejoining the artistic workforce.