A few months ago Eric Bischoff was hired to be the Executive Director of SmackDown, but earlier this week WWE announced that Bischoff had been removed from the role and replaced by Eric Bischoff.
It was recently reported that Eric Bischoff getting fired had to do with Vince McMahon’s reaction to SmackDown’s ratings dropping for the show’s second week on FOX, and now some new details have come to light.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, one WWE official claimed Eric messed up multiple times with FOX.
“Eric had absolutely no vision, and once we were headed into FOX, everything was falling through the cracks,” said one WWE official. “He messed up multiple times with FOX. Eric also had no stamina for the rigors of the job.”
It’s also being said that it’s not unusual for Vince McMahon’s creative meetings to start hours late and go until 3 a.m., and that Eric Bischoff would work a full day, go out to dinner with his wife, and on certain days would become unreachable after 7 p.m.