HHH and Vince

News on WWE’s Creative Writing for Raw and Smackdown Drastically Changed Under HHH

— One of the improvements within WWE now that Paul Levesque has taken over some of the talent related duties that previously fell upon Vince McMahon’s watch is creative team engagement. PWInsider.com reports that there has been a “night and day” change because staffers are no longer “hurrying up to wait” for McMahon’s meetings that often would start hours later than scheduled as well as not having to focus on “unimportant” things for long periods of time. The meetings that do happen are said to be much more streamlined and structured in a way that make everyone’s use of time far more efficient.

— The report adds that because of this efficiency, many people on the writing team don’t feel “worn out” and are able to now focus their energies on creative pitches and formulating long-term ideas and stories. Under Vince’s previous regime, writers would have to prepare to react to McMahon’s sudden and constant changes that often occurred on a whim. While there are still re-writes to the script for both Raw and Smackdown, the occurrences of having the entire show ripped up no longer happens and thus, the team doesn’t have to race against the clock coming up with new ideas that satisfied Vince, sometimes with shows being re-written while they are airing live. As a result, the more structured planning has also seen “endless rematches” pretty much disappear from WWE TV, something that was common under Vince’s leadership probably because under the time constraints, it was an easy out.

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