Former WWE writer John Piermarini, who worked for WWE in 2009 and 2010, has started a blog at wrestlingrecall.com. It's new this week, and so far, he has recapped the TV shows (and the MITB PPV) and has included a lot of interesting nuggets as to what the creative teams and Vince McMahon thought of certain performers, and storylines that were thought up but never followed through:
Interesting, but why can a professional writer not properly employ You're and Your correctly? That so makes me think that a writer is just stupid and makes it hard for me to read their work.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
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Yeah, it was taken down just as I was going to ask a question. Shame, it was an insightful blog, though I can't help questioning the legitimacy of it.
Found it interesting that, supposedly, they were interested about bringing the Dudleys in and coming up with storylines for them. Nothing against the Dudleys specifically, but is it any wonder they struggle to come up with storylines for current talent if they're thinking about wrestlers not even in WWE? Boo.
Originally posted by odessasteps I had wondered how he was putting stuff up.
I would have expected that Titan would have made him sign some kind of non-disclosure/IP agreement when he left.
Agreed. The blog's sudden disappearance has gotta be a non-disclosure agreement issue.
I only got a chance to look at it for a couple of minutes. Wish I looked at it for longer but I didn't expect it to go down so suddenly. But from the little I saw, I couldn't really tell how legit the guy's insights were. The whole "how I would have booked it" gimmick seemed kinda lame. Fantasy booking isn't any better just because of who you used to work for. And stuff like that made me wonder how truthful he was when he said, for example, "I was the one who said we should have Miz win the MITB match and the WWE title." Kinda gave the whole site an air of Barry Horowitz-style back patting.
Originally posted by PaulKTFI can almost gurantee you that any real former WWE writer who's starting their own blog is either outright lying about, or greatly exagerating about the overall imporatance of their contributions.
Having actually read almost an entire page, it was more about what longterm plans changed and other people's perceptions of certain talent. Most of him talking about his own ideas was which ones were rejected.
Originally posted by AWArulzInteresting, but why can a professional writer not properly employ You're and Your correctly? That so makes me think that a writer is just stupid and makes it hard for me to read their work.
Eh, maybe the flow of ideas was going faster than the flow of grammar and when used the ole' spellchecker everything was kosher? I get what you mean though, I'm the same way.
I think any former employee of WWE, or any wrestling company for that matter, who says the WWE or their employer hated wrestling fans is just bitter they got fired. Sour grapes, and such.
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People who haven't been hired, who've just done tryouts, say the thing about WWE not wanting wrestling fans. And the story mostly comes from the newsletter writers, who've clearly been told this from the people who are involved with the hiring.
But I do think it's an overstatement. WWE probably wants wrestling fans, but wants fans of their style of wrestling and (more important) their style of writing. They're always looking for people who can fit in to how they're already doing things. If someone can vouch that a writer who's a wrestling fan will fit in and follow their direction, then they'll probably be okay.
This is the fourth show after Wrestlemania. Eight hours of TV, including commercials, etc. More than enough time to at least initiate the direction for the next year of TV. Right? So, let's have a look at how Smackdown's doing that: 1.