As Triple H begins to make his mark on WWE creative, Eric Bischoff has revealed that he’s feeling excited and optimistic about what the future holds.
Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE has caused a seismic shift within the company, and there are already clear signs of a change in creative direction and approach.
While Stephanie McMahon has become Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan, it’s Triple H’s appointment as Head of Creative which has caused a wave of optimism among fans and Superstars alike.
Someone else who appears to share this new found positivity is Eric Bischoff. During an appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Bischoff broke down why he believes the future looks bright.
“Here’s what I’m excited about. I’m very, very optimistic. Now I’m not tight with Triple H. We get along. We can be together in a room, and it can be very, very pleasant and borderline fun. But we don’t hang. He doesn’t drink anyway, but if he did, we didn’t go out for drinks, none of that. We don’t chat, so I don’t know him personally. But I did get a chance to, for a very brief period of time, four months back in 2019, get a chance to work with him.
Here’s what I think. I think Stephanie has been the head of creative under Vince. I think Triple H has been the head of creative under Vince. I think both of them know that as phenomenal of a process as Vince McMahon’s process was, and what it achieved over the last couple of decades, the fact that it’s a five billion dollar market-capped company with a global footprint speaks to Vince McMahon and his process.
If I’m right, there is a whole lot of talented people that I did get to work with a lot, for a short period of time, that I have nothing but admiration, not just respect, that comes along with the admiration. So at the same time, you’ve got a new creative regime, although it came up under the mentorship of Vince McMahon, that’s a great thing, by the way. But they also see that things have to change,”
Speaking elsewhere, Paul Heyman has also discussed McMahon’s exit, and WWE’s new regime. Heyman commented that while he’s excited to work for the new leadership, he also feels that McMahon will never get the respect he really deserves.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.