Eric Bischoff has discussed what will happen when Vince McMahon is no longer at the helm in WWE and says he doesn’t think Triple H will step into McMahon’s role.
Bischoff returned to WWE in the summer of 2019 when he was made Executive Director of SmackDown. Unfortunately for the former President of WCW, that role didn’t pan out for Bischoff and he was replaced that October by Bruce Prichard.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions podcast, Eric Bischoff was asked about what happens when Vince McMahon no longer runs WWE and says he doesn’t think Triple H will fill his shoes:
“What happens when Vince leaves? Whether he goes out on the job, which is probably the way he’d wanna go, or just decides he’s gonna buy a yacht and go to Barbados. Who’s gonna step into that spot? Is it gonna be Triple H? I don’t think so… Who’s gonna do it?”
Paquette floated the idea of WWE President Nick Khan taking over from McMahon. Bischoff perhaps gave his insight into the future of the company when he gave his take on why Khan is in his role:
“[Nick Khan is there to] make a deal happen and move on down the road.”
Much has been discussed in recent months about the state of WWE amongst ongoing budget cuts in the company that has seen 80 WWE Superstars released from their contracts in 2021 alone. One of those stars is Taya Valkyrie who competed in NXT as Franky Monet. Valkyrie recently stated that she believes WWE will be sold in the next five years.