More details on the roles of Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff will be responsible for their brand's interaction with all departments. Heyman and Bischoff were named Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively back in June.
Meltzer reports that both men will be responsible for merchandise ideas and media publicity for their respective brands. Heyman will reportedly steer the creative process of Raw and both men will report directly to Vince McMahon. Ed Koskey will remain the lead writer of Raw. Meltzer states that Heyman and Bischoff have "equivalent to Executive Vice President positions" and are "positioned higher than anyone previously in regard to running Raw and Smackdown and are considered major executives in the company responsible for brand management of the respective brands."
Heyman's influence has already been seen on Raw with the ECW mastermind having a hand in the segment involving Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley crashing through the Raw stage earlier this month.
Bischoff officially started his job on SmackDown this past Tuesday.