• Hall Of Famer Believes The Process Of Booking WWE Shows Will Get Easier With Vince McMahon Gone
On the latest episode of his ’83 Weeks’ podcast, WCW Legend Eric Bischoff talked about Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE, and went into details about how things could change over there in Stamford, Connecticut without the man who was running the company since 1982.
Bischoff mentioned that the creative process of booking TV shows and Premium Live Events will probably become less unbearable without Vince’s involvement.
Here’s what the WWE Hall Of Famer had to say:
“I think you’re going to see some incredibly talented people begin to do what they’re capable of doing without an almost unbearable process to do it in.
What do I mean by that? It’s hard to say these things without sounding disrespectful and I don’t mean to be because Vince’s process worked. WWE is now a $5 billion public company. So let’s just keep that in mind as I’m being critical assessing the process.
Spending all week writing a show, presenting that show at midnight or 2 o’clock in the morning when your meeting was scheduled for 5 in the afternoon, and you’ve waited around for 8 hours. You can’t move forward with anything until you get approval with what you’ve done thus far.
The creative process is a series of meetings until you get a rough draft of a show in front of Vince. You set it up Friday night, depending on what show you’re doing, of course. For RAW, you would get it done and get it to Vince Friday night, maybe Saturday morning.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (July 25, 2005) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’ LIVE on the USA Network.
This episode was broadcasted from the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2005’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
Olympic Medal Challenge: Eugene vs. Kurt Angle
Handicap Match: Viscera & Mini Viscera vs. The Heart Throbs & Mini Heart Throb
Handicap Match: Gene Snitsky & Chris Masters vs. Shelton Benjamin
Stretcher Match: Edge vs. Kane
Carlito Carribean Cool vs. John Cena