Eric Bischoff: Vince McMahon Wants WWE Talent To Be Involved In The Creative Process
Bischoff thinks there's some misconceptions around the WWE creative process
Eric Bischoff believes there are some misconceptions around how WWE's creative works when it comes to talent pitching ideas, revealing that Vince McMahon asked him to build relationships with the roster so they would share their ideas with him in 2019.
Bischoff returned to WWE as SmackDown Executive Producer in 2019 and has detailed a conversation he had with the WWE Chairman regarding the creative process.
Speaking on his 83 Weeks Podcast, Bischoff said: “I generally don’t talk about things Vince and I talked about when it came to business because, generally, I don’t think I should.
"In this case, I’m gonna stick up for WWE a little bit and dispel that rumour because, at least when I was there, one of the first things Vince said to me was, ‘Eric, reach out to the talent. Develop a relationship with the talent. Let them give you their ideas. Get them involved in the process.’ I am telling you that was some of the early direction that I got from Vince McMahon himself.
"So, I think this persistent narrative that it’s just a bunch of writers and wrestlers don’t have any choice and are forced – there probably are situations where talent is asked to do things they don’t feel as comfortable with or have ideas they really wanna get out there, but for whatever reason, they’re not clicking yet. I get that, that happens.
"I just want everybody to know that WWE, at least when I was there, not only encouraged talent to work with writers but encouraged the people who were in charge of the writers to work with talent to get some of the wrestling perspective into it."
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