The Writer’s Guild of America officially went on strike at midnight, causing the shutdown of television and film productions until the WGA labor union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers can agree on a new contract. Many fans have been asking what this means for their favorite wrestling shows, such as WWE and AEW.
Fortunately, in the short-term, there’s nothing to worry about. Both WWE and AEW are non-union productions, meaning their live events won’t be affected by the strike. WWE employs writers for Raw, Smackdown, and NXT, but their productions won’t be encumbered by the strike.
AEW, on the other hand, doesn’t even use writers, so they’re in no danger of being shut down by the strike.
However, if the strike lasts for a while, it could actually benefit the world of professional wrestling. Broadcast companies like NBCU or Discovery may need original programming to fill the void, and they may turn to wrestling promotions like WWE, AEW, or Impact for help. While we aren’t there yet, it’s a possibility for the future.
What are your thoughts on the potential impact of the WGA strike on the world of professional wrestling? Do you think it could lead to new opportunities for promotions like WWE and AEW? Leave a comment.