In an update on Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman being named as the new Executive Directors and creative heads of both Raw and Smackdown Live for WWE, Fightful reports that there had been little chatter on this and many backstage were surprised by the move.
There has been a lot of raised eyebrows as to why Triple H was overlooked for the role.
One wrestler is quoted as saying, “Vince is still in charge, so that’s all you really need to know.”
PWInsider is reporting that WWE has been trying to get Heyman back in a creative role as far back as February. They made an offer to Heyman to come back as a top member of the creative team around the same time Bruce Prichard was brought back as a Senior Vice President.
Eric Bischoff agreed to join creative in the last several weeks. Before that, he had been working on pre-production for a planned Hulk Hogan biopic for Netflix.
Both Bischoff and Heyman are being viewed as top of the chain and will be seeing over all aspects of their respective brands.