Backstage Reaction on Bruce Prichard Temporarily Stepping in as Head of Talent Relations


-- Earlier this week, it was reported that with WWE Senior VP of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis under investigation for misconduct, Bruce Prichard was named as a temporary replacement, adding to his current role as Executive Director of both Raw and Smackdown. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the news of Prichard's interim role has not been well received by wrestlers backstage but definitely seems to indicate that Vince McMahon is still calling the shots behind the scene. This, despite a recent announcement that he would be stepping back from his duties as CEO/Chairman with Stephanie McMahon instead taking over those responsibilities.

-- Fightfulselect.com adds that one of the reasons wrestlers are concerned about Prichard pulling double duty is that he's now not only the person who would approve requests for time off, but he is also the liaison in creative between talent and Vince himself.