Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Pro Wrestling: Freddie Prinze Jr. joins WWE creative team
Actor and devoted WWE fan Freddie Prinze Jr. is the newest member of the WWE creative team which is responsible for writing the wrestling shows.
I am not making this up.
Prinze is a wrestling fan. At Wrestlemania 24 in Orlando this year he was shown on the big screen at least once. The WWE does not like to hire writers that are wrestling fans, but I guess the pro wrestling mentality of wanting to be around celebrities wins out in this instance.
Last night's episode of RAW was the first show that Prinze was involved in, and it was a failure of epic proportions. The WWE had spent the last several weeks of television building to the introduction of the new on air general manager of RAW. When the announcement was made that the new GM was Mike Adamle(!) the crowd was deadly silent. RAW will be lucky to get a 2.9 rating next week for the follow up.
All of this of course makes me ask a few questions:
1) How can I become a member of WWE creative?
and of course the question that we all want answered,
2) What does Sarah Michelle Gellar think about all of this?