Eric Bischoff sets the record straight.
There have been a lot of reports circulating on when Eric Bischoff would finally start with WWE as the new executive director of SmackDown. On the latest episode of 83 Weeks, Bischoff clarified the reports.
"My start [with WWE] was never supposed to be before July 22. That was the understanding across the board. And it was reported wrong. Anything written and reported so far has been wrong as far as what my role actually is and will be and what my start date will be," said Bischoff. "This is such a big job. There is no way that me, or anyone else, is going to walk in and take control of anything, immediately. It's going to be a long process. It's going to take time. It'll be an evolution over time. My process started a little bit this week in terms of integration. It'll become even more tangible on Tuesday, which will be the first time I've attended a production meeting."
Bischoff was named Executive Director of SmackDown on June 27. He is scheduled to be part of tonight's Raw Reunion.