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.
The creative process in WWE continues to be a mess, and even fans are aware of how chaotic it can be. This is largely due to scripts being torn at every moment by Vince McMahon.
The meeting process in WWE is considered hell as well. While speaking to MinnMax, former WWE producer Dan Ryckert criticized the meetings he had involving the corporate side of the company during his tenure between 2020 and 2022. He simply said they were dumb comedy meetings.
“These meetings and stuff, they feel like they’re straight out of a dumb comedy or something. Nobody could ever be this way.
“I remember, for instance, so we had this business partner when I first started, before the pandemic, and they would fly in these experts, these podcast marketing experts or whatever from Beverly Hills …
I got pulled into this room, and it’s this whole PowerPoint thing, and they’re trying to think of ways to do a podcast with the New Day. And the New Day, as a wrestling fan and a friend of those guys, I know what they’d like — the answer is, let them talk, because they are hilarious, and don’t screw with the rapport. We don’t have to overproduce this thing and muddy it up with all these segments and stuff … I remember a couple of the ideas where one of them, they said, ‘Now we here at [blank] have a mad hook-up with The Color Run people, and WWE crushes epic podcasts. So why don’t we use our mad hook-up and you, crushing your epic podcast, to make the most epic…’ And I was like, ‘Well, what does that mean?’”
WWE will always have very odd ways of going about conducting their meetings, and it is evident many former employees don’t like them. It is unlikely to change anytime soon.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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