Bruce Prichard Says Eric Bischoff 'Will Succeed' In Wake Of WWE Release

Bruce Prichard is continuing to wish Eric Bischoff well after being fired from WWE.

This past Tuesday it was announced that Bruce Prichard would be taking over for Eric Bischoff as the executive director of the WWE SmackDown brand.

On his podcast, Something To Wrestle, Bruce would admit to feeling sad about what occurred end saying sometimes in wrestling, you have to move forward from bad situations even when you don't know all the details, "first of all, Eric is a friend of mine and Eric is a good friend of mine that I love personally, and I love him professionally," he began. "I was sad for the news that came out this past week on a professional level and a personal level. So, you know, I want to wish Eric the absolute best."

Bruce would also urge fans on social media to remember that even though they are in the public eye, at the end of the day men like Vince McMahon, Eric Bischoff, and himself are human beings and they have feelings.

"Sometimes you don't know the reasons and you have to move on. But I do believe that Eric Bischoff is one of the smartest guys I've ever met and worked with. I think he's one of the nicest guys," he would reiterate. "So when you sit there and you make comments through a keyboard or through your phone and it's a faceless, just random thing. Remember that you're making comments about human beings and you're making comments about real people that have families and real people that, yes, we're in the public eye and I get that, and to a certain point, say and do whatever the hell it is you want to do. But, also remember that it's real life and that we are human and that we do have families. And believe it or not, we have feelings. And I know that Eric will succeed."

Bruce would close with more encouraging words for his friend, "I just want to publicly wish Eric Bischoff the absolute best in business, life and everything else, because he's a good friend and I'm proud and happy to say that he's my friend."

The first episode of SmackDown following Eric's exit would continue to see viewership trend downwards this week, you can see a full breakdown here.

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