Eric Bischoff, the former WWE producer during a recent interview with Michael Morales Torres of Lucha Libre Online, he made a bold claim stating that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns would not be able to become the face of the company.
Eric Bischoff explains his statement
Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns, both are the top-tier stars of WWE and it is surprising to hear a bold statement from Bischoff saying that they are unlikely to become face of WWE.
He explained his statement saying that WWE’s current business model will refrain them from doing so. Eric Bischoff opened up on the matter reckoned that neither of the men will ever become the face of WWE as WWE Chairman Vince McMahon would not let them become that.
He said: “It wouldn’t surprise me that at some point, Vince McMahon made up his mind that he would never allow anyone talent to become so powerful that he or she would put WWE in a secondary position. I think that’s one of the reasons why you see a lot of top talent.”
Bischoff clarified that it has nothing to do with the abilities of both wrestlers. It is rather due to WWE’s business model. A model that is designed to prevent any Superstar from becoming bigger than the company.
He added: “Drew McIntyre is a great example. Roman Reigns is another great example. Either one or both of them could be that talent that could be ‘the face of the company’ as people like to refer to as. Do I think either one of them will get there? I don’t. Not because they don’t have the ability, but because I don’t think the business model for WWE wants it.”
Eric Bischoff believes Reigns and McIntyre could be the ambassadors ofof professional wrestling. It is needless to stay they are at the peak of their careers with both men having the championship golds in the respective brands.
Eric Bischoff is a former Executive Producer and President of WCW. He had worked with the company for a decade from 1991 to 2001. Bischoff then switched to WWE where he worked as the RAW General Manager during his first stint in 2002 and 2007, and as Executive Director of SmackDown in 2019.