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ECW & WCW Legends Set To Take The Reins Of Flagship WWE Shows

ECW & WCW Legends Set To Take The Reins Of Flagship WWE Shows

WWE is set for a major shakeup in the coming months, with two huge names in the world of wrestling set to take over as executive directors.

Sports Illustrated are reporting that Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff, pioneers of ECW and WCW respectively, are set to join the organisation. Heyman will carry out the role on Monday Night Raw, while Bischoff will do the same on Smackdown Live.

While neither will make on-screen appearances, they are set to have a major influence on both shows.

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Heyman made his name as ECW president in the 90's, marketing some of the most successful pay-per-views of the decade. He is one of the most highly respected names in the business, and his exciting style will be a huge addition to the WWE.

Bischoff is a former president of WCW, WWE's main competitor for much of the 1990's. His brand was in direct competition with Raw on Monday nights, trumping them in the ratings each week for over 18-months uninterrupted.

He has had a spell in the WWE before. He acted as general manager of Raw starting in 2002, but has not been a part of the organisation since 2007.

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Gary Connaughton

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