World Wrestling Entertainment has made changes to their television programming with the naming of Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors.
In a story first posted by SI.com prior to a formal press release from WWE, Paul Heyman has been assigned as the Executive Director of Raw while Eric Bischoff will serve the same role on SmackDown Live. Both are said to report directly to company chairman Vince McMahon.
Heyman returned to WWE in 2012 strictly as an on-air performer to work with Brock Lesnar and later expanded his role and was paired with CM Punk, Cesaro, and Curtis Axel. He began to be more involved with creative, specifically working with Ronda Rousey. In an interview with Richard Deitsch this past April, Heyman confirmed working with Rousey and added that he was ‘working in an official capacity’.
Bischoff has not held a full-time position with a wrestling company since his contract with Impact Wrestling ended in 2014. He has done projects with WWE since then, including a DVD release and inducting Diamond Dallas Page into the Hall of Fame in March 2017. Currently, Bischoff co-hosts the 83 Weeks podcast with Conrad Thompson. He is also one of the producers on the upcoming Netflix biopic on Hulk Hogan.
The SI story added that Bischoff will be working with executives at Fox in anticipation of the show’s launch on the network this October.
We can also report that as of Thursday, Bischoff will continue with the 83 Weeks podcast.