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 ending for no actual reason and storylines being nonsensical. The disinterest of the fans is reflected in the dwindling ratings of Monday Night RAW over the past few years.
The creative process in WWE is nothing short of a mess and even fans know how disorganised and chaotic it can be. This is largely due to scripts being torn at every moment by Vince McMahon.
Backstage politics are also a huge thing in the company. While speaking on The Universal Wrestling Podcast, former WWE writer Andrew Goldstein criticized WWE for being a political minefield backstage.
It was a political minefield with shark-infested waters. So like, the perception of you palling around with a legend could get turned on you in an instant. It could be like, ‘Look at this guy, who does this guy think he is?’ There was a lot of that like, you just really had to toe a careful line.
Like if you were sitting down in the bleachers with wrestlers, with a superstar going over a promo, someone somewhere would turn that around on you and be like, ‘You’re trying to curry favor for the boys … You’re playing favorites. There was just a negative side to everything, you couldn’t win.”
WWE’s creative process will continue to be a frustrating endeavour and that is unlikely to ever change by the looks of it.
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