WWE told writer Chris Bell that his three month contract would not be renewed. (someone else via 411) You might be wondering who Chris Bell is. Me too.
March 18, 2003 New WWE writer Chris Bell started his role as part of the creative team last night at RAW. Many wrestlers and staff in the creative meetings were said to have took very well to his idea's. He'll be on a three week trial for the company and depending on how that goes will determine his future. Bell was recommended to WWE by The Rock and came from Southern California's UPW promotion. (credit eWrestlingnews.com)
(On an unrelated note: adding 's to nouns does not make them plural, it makes them posessive. Even with things like CDs and DVDs.)
SLAM! put this right after Tommy Dreamer was taken off the team. Some other site put this with the story that WWE would be toning down its in-ring style.
I vaguely remember some confusion over him writing a book, too. Maybe I'm getting stories mixed up. A guy with the same name wrote a handbook on using those underwater rover things that Amazon will sell you for $160 though. The handbook, not the robot.
Now this guy supposedly worked on Raw. Apparently it was was week-to-week for a while and then he got a three month contract which expires... sometime. He's had a hand in writing Raw since around Wrestlemania.
How much of a hand? Who the hell knows. It'll be interesting to see if anything changes with the product. I'm betting he was one of those guys who had to fill in the details for a feud. Like, Vince tells him Test and Steiner will team up, split and fight over Stacy and this guy hashes out what happens week to week in the promos and matches.
Originally posted by Notorious F.A.B.WWE told writer Chris Bell that his three month contract would not be renewed. (someone else via 411) You might be wondering who Chris Bell is. Me too.
DISCLAIMER: Most of you won't get this joke.
Every night he'll tell himself he is the cosmos.
But that won't get his job back again.
(If you didn't get this joke, it's because you've never heard of the Chris Bell who was a member of the great 70s power-pop band Big Star. "I Am The Cosmos" was his later solo single. Hey, I warned you.)
I like people that laugh at, and then explain their own jokes.
Anyway, this isn't the creative team member I wanted to see let go (coughcoughStephaniecoughcough), but perhaps Bell's firing will open a hole for some revolutionary young writing talent that will change wrestling forever. Or, Bradshaw.
Over 1450 posts and still never a Wiener of the Day!
Oliva: You are the weakest link! Goodbye!
Stewie: Ahahaha. Oh God, that's funny. That's really funny. You write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' You know I've never heard anyone make that joke before. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference that outside program before. Because that's what she says on the show, right? Hmmm? 'You are the weakest link. Goodbye!' And ye...ye..yet you've taken it and....and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. What a clever, smart girl you must be. To come up with a joke like that all by yourself. Mmmmm...that's so fresh too. Any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity. Mmmm? Cuz i'm here God you're so funny!
I should have mentioned the Vince/Teddy segment. I'm convinced Vince was trying to crack up Teddy, but Long played it straight and gave Vince a great improv line. "Have you ever been lucky?" "I work for you." "Good answer."