On the latest episode of X-Pac 1 2 360, Sean Waltman discussed the decision by the WWE to put Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff in charge of Raw and Smackdown. Here are the highlights:
On Heyman & Bischoff Being Given Creative Control:
I am happy for Paul and Eric ’cause I really like them both, and there’s a good reason why they were chosen. I mean, there is a track record there. Eric’s a little bit different, obviously. Eric wasn’t really the creative guy, so I am curious to see how this plays out for him or how SmackDown looks with him at the helm. We got a little bit of a taste of how RAW is going to look like with Paul there, and so far, I think it was a pretty good review on Raw last night.
On Being Surprised To See Bischoff Take The Job:
This is just from my point of view, how I always saw it – what Eric was really smart about was picking guys that were brilliant at the things that he wasn’t. He hasn’t even had a week on the job yet. On the other hand, you kind have an idea on what a RAW is going to look like. You could smell Paul Heyman’s scent all over the show last night. As far as RAW goes, I was happy with that. First week for Paul seemed like a good one. And you’ve got to understand, they just can’t [change things] overnight; there has to be a transition. You just can’t all of a sudden halt storylines, it has to be eased in to.
On His Idea For A Raw Episode:
Have you ever seen network shows where they’ll do a special [episode], like, ‘unscripted’ kind of? I think they should do an episode of RAW like that, and promote it as: ‘RAW Unscripted’. A whole episode where everyone goes out there and produces their own matches, they go out there and say what they want to say without being scripted; just give them bullet points. And watch how many fu–ing people tune in to see that. A ton of people would watch that.
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