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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by StevieRichards
    ... we've got $250,000 blown on a slut contest that no one cares about and will bring nothing but another set of tits in an already crowded room of 'em.


Gold.

If they're serious about this, how about a $250,000 Smackdown Writer search? You'd have enough scripts to choke a whale. Shit, I've read booking ideas on this board that beat 90 percent of WWE stuff.

But no, they'd rather belittle potential scriptwriters as fat virgins, while moderately attractive women are lionized and endlessly feted.

(edited by asteroidboy on 24.6.04 1856)


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#22 Posted on
From what I hear Adam Winsdore (sp?) of Dory's school is writing on smackdown



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.62
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Hmm...according to the Torch newsletter, the leading candidate for the job is a former soap opera writer who has no knowledge of wrestling.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
when you look at it, wrestling stories are very much like soaps. So it dosent suprise me that they would make that move (if in fact they have). Wrestling is basicaly a soap opera for guys with violence.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
    Originally posted by dano1701
    when you look at it, wrestling stories are very much like soaps. So it dosent suprise me that they would make that move (if in fact they have). Wrestling is basicaly a soap opera for guys with violence.

Would it kill them to hire someone who knows the business (or is at least a fan)?



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.43
Aye, it should be a fan. A fan of course, who is a good writer (please God!) with good, creative ideas.

I mean, if its someone that knows "nothing of wrestling" then how is that gonna work? How will he know the wrestlers' characters? Will they give him a list of heels and faces and leave him to writing from there? Will there be too many stupid soap-type twists in the plot i.e.;
(for maximum satisfaction, please picture the following)

Chris Benoit: "No Hunter, I never wanted to hurt you like that. Because you see.... I am your twin brother!"

Triple H: "No! It cant be!" (They hug and cry)

I hope not; and besides- its not so much the writing as the booking that needs help damn it! Dont tell me this soap opera writer is also an expert at measuring crowd reactions and pitting appropriately balanced people against each other; this could change a lot of patterns that we have come to know as the workings of the WWE, then again- it could change nothing.

If you want to look for good writers with good ideas, you need look no further than here:
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(edited by WhoTookMyHonor? on 26.6.04 2149)





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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.80
Huh?

Anyway...The reason WWE employ soap writers is simply because soaps are used to pushing storylines on a week-by-week ongoing basis. They can usually write a show on the fly and make it passable. Now the whole 'can't be a fan' thing is exagerrated to the nth degree, as WWE are only looking for people who aren't emotionally attached to characters. Of course they want people with a passing knowledge of their show, but imagine hiring a superfan like Scott Keith as a writer. Sure the guy gets book deals and media interviews whenever someone wants a wrestling critic (and Keller is busy), but put him on the booking squad and not only will he run out of creative ideas by two weeks, but his superplan of 'keep the gold on Benoit' will run Benoit into the ground and make him the least valuable star on the roster after a 7-year title reign.

Point is: soap opera writers know how to pace storylines and know the value of pushing and de-pushing characters while still maintaining their credibility. Well they should do anyway. If they don't, then WWE just need new writers, but not to look into a new genre of writers.
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
how do u put picture on the side



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.07
    Originally posted by skiller
    how do u put picture on the side
u ask in the correct place, first of all.



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