WWE aired a special preview of their upcoming show WWE Backstage on Tuesday. During the preview, the Game Triple H commented on the appointment of Bruce Prichard as the new Executive Director of SmackDown.
It was reported earlier yesterday that Eric Bischoff has been released from his position of SmackDown Executive Director and the company later confirmed that Bruce Prichard will be taking over the role.
Talking about the change the Game revealed that he doesn’t know the specific details of the same but claimed that Prichard can bring the Blue Brand where it needs to be:
”I don’t know all the details exactly [as to how he got the job]. I’m excited for it. Bruce has been a key figure in this industry over the past 40 years … having Bruce at the helm of SmackDown, he can bring it where it needs to be … He’s going to be making some big moves.”
Eric Bischoff had also recently commented on the matter via a tweet and while he didn’t address the reason for his release from the company, Bischoff praised Prichard as a great producer and good friend.
It’s unknown what led to the departure of Eric Bischoff but reports say that the news was not a shock for the people backstage.