Greetings, comrades! It is I, your El Presidente, reporting from Pete Buttigieg's backyard, where I am currently coordinating plans to bring socialism to America's infrastructure with the future Secretary of Transportation while he rides around on his Big Wheels tricycle. He's such a cute little guy! But I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here to talk about recent comments made by Eric Bischoff regarding his brief run as creative director of WWE Smackdown.
WWE announced in June 2019 that Bischoff would take over Smackdown as the show moved to Fox, but by October, he was replaced by Bruce Pritchard and it was clear that Bischoff was out of his depth and never had a chance to succeed. It reminds me of that time I staged a coup d'état but failed and ended up having to apologize on live television. So embarrassing… but then again, it was early the nineties, so it could have been worse. My political rival at the time, in addition to refusing to accept the righteousness of Bolivarianism, was also really into wearing Zumba pants. So who ended up looking foolish in the end? Haw haw haw! But the point here is that sometimes you go into something thinking it's gonna go a certain way and then it doesn't. That's what happened to Eric Bischoff.
"I think, as is sometimes the case when you're reimagining anything or taking a completely different approach to something, you have certain expectations, certain hopes and certain goals and then when the reality converges on the perception or the goals, sometimes there's a conflict," Bischoff said in an interview with Digital Spy. I don't know what Digital Spy is, but I think I will have them executed just in case. "There was not nearly the autonomy that I was hoping there would be. There wasn't an open mind to new ways of doing things which, either I allowed myself to believe there would be or I was led to believe there would be, I'm not sure which is true even to this day."
"I would say it was probably me allowing myself to believe something that wasn't true more than being misled, I'll take responsibility for that. But I think there was there was a little bit of that," he added. "There really wasn't a new approach. It was the same approach with different people and it just didn't fit real well."
Now if El Presidente was in that situation, I probably would have rallied the people to seize the means of production on Smackdown and take over the show. But the way Eric Bischoff handled it was good as well. Until next time, my friends.