On Tuesday, WWE made the announcement that Bruce Prichard will be replacing Eric Bischoff as the Executive Director of Friday Night SmackDown.
The news comes after two episodes of SmackDown on Fox and ends the short tenure of Bischoff in the role of Executive Director, which he was named in June alongside Paul Heyman on Raw.
Prichard, who has a history with WWE going back to 1987, returned to the company earlier this year for a behind-the-scenes role. His prior stint with the company ended with his release in December 2008 and worked for Impact Wrestling, MLW and launched his Something to Wrestle podcast over the past several years.
It is unknown what Bischoff’s status is with the company and whether he is being given a new assignment. Upon accepting the position with WWE, he moved to Stamford, Connecticut over the summer.
In a statement to POST Wrestling, WWE confirmed that Bischoff is no longer with the company:
Bischoff is no longer with the company and has been replaced by Prichard.