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Couldn't see this mentioned anywhere on the forum -

 

Formerly Creative: A podcast series where former WWE creative writers will get together for a free-flowing discussion about all aspects of the pro wrestling business including their time on the team. This started as an idea by Andrew Goldstein (former creative team member) to gather the gang for a series like this. Hosted by David Lagana (WWE 2002-2008)

 

 

http://iwantwrestling.com/podcasts/

 

They've had 4 episodes so far and it's good stuff if you're interested in the behind the scenes part of the business. :thumbsup:

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Yeah been listening. It's interesting but all the writers come across as bitter and too self-involved. The guy they had on week 3 had some well shite ideas during his stint but he thought they were great. I can see why Michael Hayes and Dusty Rhodes bully them.

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The problem with most people who think they're creative is they really, really aren't. Creativity isn't just having ideas, it's having workable ideas for a given scenario and the WWE creative team seem to be sorely lacking for large portions of every year.

 

Not the run up to Mania mind, that's usually great.

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part of me wants to listen to it, but i really think i'd struggle to care. 2002 onwards was never a fond WWE memory for me if im honest, just doesn't do it for me (in general).

 

Maybe i should listen to it though, it might create an interest to watch more of the last decade or so

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I'd say a major problem with the WWE creative team is that the head of it suffers from the double-whammy of being both shit and unsackable.

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Maybe i should listen to it though, it might create an interest to watch more of the last decade or so

I don't see how it would. It by no means promotes wrestling, it's just fired writers talking about how they didn't get listened to in meetings.

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I've listened to most of the first two episodes and it mainly seems to be how Pitcos described, fired writers talking about how they rarely got listened to in meetings and what they are currently trying to do with their lives. Pretty boring in truth.

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Who are the main writers for WWE right now?

 

Brian Gewirtz is the head writer for Raw. Michael Hayes is the top creative person on Smackdown. They're both supported by several supporting writers but I don't know the names of any of them.

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It's far, far more boring than it should be. Also a load of the writers signed some kind of confidentiality agreement when they joined WWE so they can't talk about anything interesting when they get their cards.

 

Recommendation to avoid.

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Freddie Prince Jr is back on the creative is he not?

 

He might be, but I thought his new role has him more involved with the work Kevin Dunn and his team do rather than creative. I could be wrong though.

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It's far, far more boring than it should be. Also a load of the writers signed some kind of confidentiality agreement when they joined WWE so they can't talk about anything interesting when they get their cards.

 

Recommendation to avoid.

 

Do general talent need to do this? not just wrestlers, but whomever else?

 

The reason i ask is Kevin Kelly's shoot springs to mind, he says quite a lot in the interview and assumed he would fit in to the kind of contract you have mentioned.

 

Although, maybe the contacts changed between the late 90's and 2000's, is possibly a newer form of contract?

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everyone that like this should check out the john pierimini torch talk shoot interview its a pretty inside look of the wwe booking commitee.

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everyone that like this should check out the john pierimini torch talk shoot interview its a pretty inside look of the wwe booking commitee.

Any way to check it out without giving money to Keller?

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