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.
Nowadays in WWE, most Superstars are always handed a script that they have to remember and speak as part of their promos. A large section of the WWE Universe is not a fan of scripted promos as they feel it highly restricts the characters of WWE Superstars.
While speaking to Riju Dasgupta, Arn Anderson revealed that he believes WWE’s scripts and micromanagement are harmful to talent in the long run.
“It’s on the talent in AEW to produce who you are, what you are. Show the world what wrestler X or female wrestler X is. The onus is on you more so. On the other hand, with WWE, it’s a very, very, very micromanaged, hands-on, here is the script, here is what you go by, here is what you say, and I think when you have something that micromanaged, especially on promos, you never get to hear who the real person is. You just get someone that has only studied for a test. And now I am going to recite it to you, and I think that’s harmful to the talent in the long run.”
Lately, some WWE Superstars are given more freedom in their promos, so we will have to see if the company will eventually be more lenient with their scripts.
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