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THe source being a "friend of three writers" just sounds fake, but at the same time this all sounds so real  :rip:

 

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Some of the usual stories were confirmed on Wade Keller’s Pro Wrestling Post-Show when a close friend of three WWE writers called into his show after Monday Night Raw.

Here are things said on the podcast by the close friend of three current WWE writers:

 

– WWE’s problems are not the fault of the writers. “No one should rip on WWE creative. They have some of the most brilliant, unbelievable cool ideas that I’ve ever heard…” He was told, “We’re writing for an audience of one and never forget that [and if not] you’re out of here.”

“The most frustrated person in the back every single night is Triple H. He’ll always take, especially the NXT guys, under his wing. It looks like he’s consoling them. It looks so much like he was the most frustrated person in the building every single night.”

The Wild Card Rule was not in the script on the morning of the show.

– The Superstar Shake-Up changed week to week and it didn’t pan out how it was originally laid out months prior. Everything changed because Vince just decided to change it.

– He talked about the turnover with so many backstage people quitting or being fired.

– SmackDown and Raw writing teams are the same for both shows. They used to be separate but that changed recently after the Shake-Up.

– The caller emphasized that the problems in WWE are not creative’s fault and Vince McMahon is the one person who deserves the blame.

– Vince wants suggestions from everyone but it never gets on TV. 99 out of 100 times you can come up with an idea for Vince and it won’t be used.

– The entire creative team has pitched to have Raw and SmackDown look completely different with different production, a different way of shooting things, etc. and McMahon shoots it down.

Vince McMahon doesn’t keep track of what is going on with NXT. He “maybe” watches Takeover shows.

The writers say he just watches WWE and works out and is not aware of things going on in the real world.

– The writers say there is no chance of Vince stepping down.

– Dana Brooke has been the hardest worker for the last 3 years. She goes to the Performance Center, she shows up early and helps set up the ring and she gets in the ring so she can get better. Creative will pitch something for her and she gets nothing up until recently with MITB.

– The caller offered to tell Wade Keller off the air of some cool storylines that were pitched and never used.

– The writer he talked to said, “we’re all working for Dana Warrior and it’s really awkward.”

– The WWE-Fox contract prohibits Fox from moving the show to FS1 even if the ratings drop.

– One writer is very close to quitting because he is so “unbelievably unhappy” and many of the writers are paranoid and think they are close to being fired.

– “It’s such a toxic atmosphere and it’s all because of one person.”

– When Neville walked out, there was a crazy shouting match and he flipped out on Vince McMahon and that was the last time they saw him. The writers praised Neville for being so easy to work with.

– Ideas never pan out as originally planned because writers will come up with stuff and then Vince loses interest after a week or two. He used Mojo Rawley as an example.

– The money is good and it’s a dream job for many writers but it gets frustrating. The talent is very unhappy and people are trying to get out of their contracts.

The writers say Bruce Prichard is a pleasure to work with. “He’s a funny guy and a pleasure to work with but he’s not getting through to Vince either.”

Shane McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have tried to talk to Vince but it hasn’t worked.

– The people on the writing staff listens to podcasts and they hear fans bashing them. “It breaks their heart,” he said.

– Vince is in the announcer’s ear “to a sentence” and he gets on them for tiny mistakes.

– On Sami Zayn: “That’s not Sami Zayn’s promos. That’s Vince McMahon talking through Sami Zayn.”

There are 37 total writers and they are now working on both shows.

– NBCUniversal and FOX both want the top stars.

Andrade went into Vince’s office and asked for a legit push. Vince looked at him and said, “learn some English and get back to me.” Andrade spoke some English last week and he’s been taking English lessons.

– The Firefly Fun House stuff is all Bray Wyatt’s idea. Bray is described is an “absolute genius” and he helps other wrestlers with their promos. “He’s one of the best guys in the locker room.”

– The writers he talked to say they loved when there was a real brand split.

He mentioned The Revival/Usos storyline being done because Vince just thinks its funny.

– Some of the writers think Road Dogg will eventually end up in AEW. (Note: Road Dogg is currently on hiatus and there’s no word on when he will be back or what he would be doing if he returns).

Source: https://www.gerweck.net/2019/05/15/lots-of-wwe-news-and-notes-2/

 

I listen to Prichard's podcast often, and he DOES sounds like he's over it already lol.  That said, nothing here about Vince sounds new: He's micro-managed the company like this all the time I've watched (even down to not watching NXT -- he also didn't watch Heat or Velocity back in the day).  The problem's that he's really out of touch now.

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32 minutes ago, abc1990 said:

 

 

 

i do not mind this especially since almost EVERYTHING is spoiled before hand. If MCU actors don't know their fate, neither should WWE stars tbh

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If they really chose the name, I'm not mad at Kabuki Warriors as a name.

 

Considering it's a theater style, it's a nice wink at kayfabe that I'm down for.

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3 hours ago, andresg770 said:

Andrade went into Vince’s office and asked for a legit push. Vince looked at him and said, “learn some English and get back to me.

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2 hours ago, Karma88 said:

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I heard that Andrade was Vince's favorite current Superstar, so I doubt that one is true

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3 hours ago, lilrobomonster said:

I heard that Andrade was Vince's favorite current Superstar, so I doubt that one is true

i believe it, he has been on main roster for over a year now and has won no title. His PPV record isn't any special either. If things start to change for him now, i will credit Charlotte for it

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5 hours ago, lilrobomonster said:

I heard that Andrade was Vince's favorite current Superstar, so I doubt that one is true

 

1 hour ago, zoldyck said:

i believe it, he has been on main roster for over a year now and has won no title. His PPV record isn't any special either. If things start to change for him now, i will credit Charlotte for it

Tea, especially if this other thing is true: "Ideas never pan out as originally planned because writers will come up with stuff and then Vince loses interest after a week or two. He used Mojo Rawley as an example."

 

I can see Vince having been interested in Andrade at one point but losing interest shortly after.  His initial push after moving up to the MR was big and in a matter of weeks it went... nowhere.

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Latino excellence Andrade will have his moment once Fox forces Vince's racist ass to make him a star of the company!

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Shane McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have tried to talk to Vince but it hasn’t worked.

They need to get a hold of Linda to gather her husband when she's not too busy shoving her tongue up Donald Trump's ass.

 

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12 minutes ago, SelenaTheWinner said:

SMACKDOWN DRAWS NEW RECORD LOW IN VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS

via https://www.ringsidenews.com/2019/05/15/smackdown-draws-new-record-low-in-viewership-numbers 

 

 

PuSh KoFi He DeSeRvEs It!11! 

 

just because someone deserves it doesnt mean they are a draw. this is truly the generation of giving everyone a participation trophy, hope his reign ends soon 

 

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Just now, princeaiden said:

PuSh KoFi He DeSeRvEs It!11! 

 

just because someone deserves it doesnt mean they are a draw. this is truly the generation of giving everyone a participation trophy, hope his reign ends soon 

 

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Tbh, I agree. 

 

Years ago, not everyone were champions - both men & women - and there were divisions and steps you should climb. And when commentators called someone "Former Womens Champion" or "Former WWE Champion" it meant something. Now when they say it, Im like... "every one of them is a former flopped championed, why even mention it..." 

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THERE WILL BE NO SCRIPTED PROMOS IN AEW

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“When it comes to promos, if we invested you, we already know your voice,” Cody said. “We just want to put the voice out there for more people to hear. There’s great coaches we have, great collaborators. Guys like Jim Ross, guys like Billy Gunn, a bunch of guys I can’t name. We have these great collaborators, plus all of us who want to make this work. Collaboration yes, micromanagement no, scripted no, that’s the best.”

“We’re honest when we say that we want it to be very sports-centric,” Brandi added. “In order to do that, it has to be focused on the bell-to-bell, the actual matches, less of the drama and the behind-the-scenes.”

via https://www.ringsidenews.com/2019/05/15/there-will-be-no-scripted-promos-in-aew 

 

 

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Now it makes more sense why she was replaced with Nikki Cross in the match on Monday  

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