EXCLUSIVE: Eric Bischoff Says He Wasn't Hired By WWE To Be Part Of Creative

Eric Bischoff speaks to Fightful.

Eric Bischoff's return to WWE lasted just a few months as he was fired from his position as executive director of SmackDown in October after being hired in June. Bischoff, who found massive success in leading WCW at its peak in the mid-90s, was never able to establish himself as the leader of WWE's blue brand. Reports circulated that Vince McMahon routinely ripped up the script before SmackDown, with many blaming Bischoff for his creative direction. However, as Bischoff told Fightful at Starrcast IV, he had nothing to do with SmackDown creative.

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"I wasn't hired necessarily to takeover creative. I was brought up more to manage the process. And that was clear to me in the beginning. None of the creative that you saw had anything to do with me, good or bad," he said.

Fans may have noticed that Paul Heyman, who was hired as the executive director of Raw on the same day as Bischoff was hired for the SmackDown job, has had his fingerprints on the Raw product with certain angles and how it's been shot. While many believed Bischoff had his fingerprints on certain storylines, including the "who dunnit?" angle involving Roman Reigns over the summer, he insists he had nothing to do with the angle, saying, "It wasn't my idea. I had nothing to do with it. Not a thing."

Bischoff was replaced by Bruce Prichard in October and admitted he has no hard feelings towards WWE. Bischoff is now part of Qatar Pro Wrestling.

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