Bruce Prichard Named NEW WWE SmackDown Executive Director (10/15/2019)

WWE Announces Bruce Prichard As New Executive Director Of SmackDown On FOX

In news from the “Wait, What?!” department, WWE announced on Tuesday that Bruce Prichard has been named the new Executive Director of SmackDown.

WWE issued the following press release today to spread the news about the new lead man behind-the-scenes for the blue brand.

We will keep you posted here at eWrestling.com as updates regarding this announcement and what happened with Eric Bischoff as details continue to surface. Stay tuned and make sure to check our lead reporter Matt Boone’s official Twitter page @MattBoone1984 for more late-breaking WWE and AEW news and rumors.

WWE® NAMES BRUCE PRICHARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SMACKDOWN®

Stamford, Conn., October 15, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that it has named Bruce Prichard the Executive Director of Friday Night SmackDown, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.

Prichard will oversee the creative development of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX and ensure integration across all platforms and lines of business, replacing Eric Bischoff.

Prichard brings nearly 40 years of experience in sports entertainment with an extensive background in character development and creative storytelling. Over the course of his career, Prichard has served in a variety of roles including announcer, producer, agent and on-screen personality. Earlier this year, Prichard returned to WWE as a member of the company’s creative team.

Friday Night SmackDown airs at 8 pm ET/PT on FOX.

About WWE
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