WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle spoke about Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff becoming Executive Directors for WWE and potential challenges that they face with these roles.
Heyman has been named the Executive Director of Raw. He will oversee the creative development of Raw and report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Bischoff will serve as the Executive Director of SmackDown Live.
Angle did so while making a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio. Angle noted that the product is stale which has resulted in a decline of business with both attendance and ratings. Also, the two men will have to write compelling storylines while also dealing with the company being PG.
“The ratings have been pretty stagnant,” Angle stated. “It just sounds like they want to give something a try and I do not blame them. The WWE right now, they are a publicly traded company that makes more money now, than they ever did before, that includes the Attitude Era.”
“They (WWE) are making more money now because of TV deals, and these shows (international specials), WWE Network, merchandise, endorsements, the money just keeps coming in,” Angle said. “They have shareholders, they want to make sure it’s a family program and geared towards kids. The writing gets to be a little more difficult when you’re trying to write PG all the time.”
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