Many fans would agree that WWE’s product has fallen a lot when it comes to quality. The current product has a lot of flaws including 50/50 booking, feuds that don’t go anywhere, teams splitting up for no reason and storylines not making sense. The disinterest of the fans is reflected in the dwindling ratings of Monday Night RAW over the past few years.

This is only the start as fans are also tired of how NXT talents being called up to the main roster are treated. The likes of former WWE Superstar Karrion Kross and Keith Lee are one of many blemishes on WWE’s record.

The company is certainly not known for its long-term storytelling as fans are simply tired of being treated like idiots. Despite that, even former WWE Superstars are tired of how WWE writes their storylines.

While speaking on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, former WWE writer Kazeem Famuyide talked about his release from the company back in 2019. Famuyide ripped the company for his thankless and tiring job.

“I got fired. So to be fair, on the creative side of getting ideas together and putting things together, I think I did pretty well. But the WWE, especially on the inside and the executive side, there’s certain things, certain concepts that I just, to be fully transparent, wasn’t catching as quickly as I assumed they would like me to catch. Certain talents, they threw you right on the road. Usually every writer I talked to while I was there was like, ‘oh, I did home team for a bit.’

Home team is basically where you’re writing the show from Stamford, you’re giving ideas, you’re in the big office every day and you’re just kind of in this think tank of creativity. Whereas the away team is on the road. You’re like a road producer and you’re with the talent all the time. I was thrown on the road immediately. I was hired on a Wednesday and then I was at Money in the Bank Sunday. So it was a lot thrown at me really quickly. And I understand what they were trying to do, it was definitely a trial by fire over there. And I think I succeeded at certain points.

I started to get worn down also, and they could start to see it in me. It’s a tiring, tiring, thankless job. It’s very thankless. And I had a lot of other opportunities out there. I want to say my eleventh month, going into my one year anniversary of being there, I got taken off the road team and I was on the home team for like the last month. So I was like ‘writing’s on the wall, let me see what else is out there.’ And then, low and behold, three weeks later, they were like ‘it’s not really working out. But we still like you, and maybe something can happen down the line.’”

Being part of WWE’s Creative team is certainly not for everyone from the looks of it. Regardless, WWE’s way of going about creating storylines is unlikely to change anytime soon.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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