More on Paul Heyman & Eric Bischoff's Influence on WWE Raw & Smackdown


-- According to Dave Meltzer at f4wonline.com, Paul Heyman had more influence on last night's Raw than usual, but he's been a contributor on Raw for a while now. While he was responsible for many components of the show, it was not his complete show. Eric Bischoff meanwhile is starting very soon, but his "fingerprints" will likely be felt on Smackdown after the Extreme Rules PPV. Even though he is scheduled to be at Smackdown tomorrow (because the advertising went out), tonight's show is not something he is responsible for.

-- The other difference between the two is that Heyman will continue his on-camera role as Brock Lesnar's advocate whereas with Bischoff, there are no plans at all to feature him as a TV character. Both guys will have significant influence on long-term booking, but ultimately, both Raw and Smackdown belong to Vince McMahon and will require his final approval.

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