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Paul Heyman to Run ‘Raw’ as WWE Executive Director, Eric Bischoff Gets ‘SmackDown’

Paul Heyman to Run ‘Raw’ as WWE Executive Director, Eric Bischoff Gets ‘SmackDown’

Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff have been placed in charge of WWE TV, with the first running “Raw” as executive director and the second handling the same duties for “SmackDown Live,” an individual with knowledge of the promotions confirmed for TheWrap. WWE later sent out a press release announcing the moves.

Both the Ecw founder and the former WCW president will report directly to WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

In their newly created executive roles, Heyman and Bischoff will oversee the creative development of WWE’s flagship programming and ensure integration across all platforms and lines of business, in WWE’s verbiage.

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The weekly shows currently air on USA Network, though “SmackDown” is moving to Fox’s broadcast channel — and from Tuesdays to Fridays — this October. “Raw” will stay put on Mondays and at its longtime cable home.

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