During a recent episode of AFter 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff spoke on Vince McMahon having creative control over every show, regardless of who is in charge of WWE creative at the time. Here’s what he had to say:
It really doesn’t matter who is in charge of Smackdown, who is in charge of RAW. You can bring in Steven Spielberg and have him take the Bruce Prichard spot. And guess what? Whatever the creative that happens to make its way to one person, it doesn’t matter, it’s gonna get filtered by that one person. And that one person is going to have the dominant influence on the product we see. That’s the nature of the beat. Not a criticism. They’ve turned themselves, pre-covid, into a $5 billion market cap publicly held company in the world of professional wrestling that nobody who is really honest to themselves on the face of this Earth would have ever even imagined 20 years ago.
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Credit: After 83 Weeks. H/T 411Mania.