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Kevintripod
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Since: 11.5.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
Report: WWE RAW Lead Writer Fired

https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1088339-report-wwe-raw-lead-writer-fired?fbclid=IwAR1fj5TEQFDREKRXBDg_J_XHbRownbnrFKMz0fVh2iiZ4tg5PddZPewiDyU

WWE Raw home writer Ryan Callahan has been fired from the company. The firing is said to be due to an issue that Callahan had with Dave Kapoor, who was known on WWE television as Rainjin Singh. Kapoor was of the belief that Ryan took creative changes too personally and was generally a pretty difficult person to work alongside. As a result, he was deemed to not be setting a good example for the remainder of the team. He was officially fired last Thursday.

Callahan has worked on "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Monster In Laws," and several other shows in the past.

WWE's writing staff has seen a major shakeup. Road Dogg stepped down as lead Smackdown writer, RD Evans quit on the spot during the WWE Hall of Fame, Kazeem Famuyide was cut from the company, and Dave Schilling was both hired and left the company in a matter of months. In addition, Dana Warrior joined the team in recent months.
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Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
Well, good, I guess. The problem with the show certainly isn't the on-air talent; you could take any 20 of them and put out a solid three hours of television, if you knew what you were doing. Whatever the reason for it, these are the people that need a shake-up if the product's going to improve at all.
lotjx
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I'm not saying sure why if I'm reading this correctly a Singh brother got the lead Raw writer of Raw fired. It's like an extra getting someone fired.



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andy1278
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Since: 11.1.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I'm not saying sure why if I'm reading this correctly a Singh brother got the lead Raw writer of Raw fired. It's like an extra getting someone fired.


Not quite. Remember the guy that used to come out with the Great Khali? He's the guy. He also Senior VP of Creative is Wikipedia is telling the truth.
Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I'm not saying sure why if I'm reading this correctly a Singh brother got the lead Raw writer of Raw fired. It's like an extra getting someone fired.


That's Sunil and Samir Singh. Different guys entirely.
KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.76
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    The problem with the show certainly isn't the on-air talent; you could take any 20 of them and put out a solid three hours of television, if you knew what you were doing. Whatever the reason for it, these are the people that need a shake-up if the product's going to improve at all.
The writers aren't the problem. The writers don't write for the fans, they write for the guy who decides what makes it onto TV and he's the one that needs to be replaced.
Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
    Originally posted by KJames199
      Originally posted by Tenken347
      The problem with the show certainly isn't the on-air talent; you could take any 20 of them and put out a solid three hours of television, if you knew what you were doing. Whatever the reason for it, these are the people that need a shake-up if the product's going to improve at all.
    The writers aren't the problem. The writers don't write for the fans, they write for the guy who decides what makes it onto TV and he's the one that needs to be replaced.


I think the writers are the problem, they're just not, as you point out, the biggest problem. Vince's capricious whims are the biggest barrier here, by far, but we've seen time and again that a more competent writing staff does make a difference. When he gets fed decent ideas, at least some of them make it onto screen.
KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.76
Someone on the Observer board just posted a recap of a PWTorch podcast from after last night's Raw, and I'm stealing it and posting it here.

    Originally posted by some other guy on some other board paraphrasing what he heard on a podcast by someone who heard this stuff second-hand at best and maybe completely made up
    Reposting at the request of others in a stand alone thread. It started at the 14 minute mark and ended at the 48 minute mark. The show was with Wade an Jason Austrailia.

    A guy called into Wade Keller’'s show last night. Take this FWIW. He said he has few friends that's a member of creative and he shared this:

    - Nobody should ever rip WWE creative. They have some brilliant and cool ideas. They have 1 month, 3 month, and 12 months storylines. They are told they are writing for an audience of 1. He said that some of the ideas he heard were really good.
    - They said Hunter is very frustrated each night in the back. He looks like the most frustrated person in the building each night and he is always consoling the talent.
    - The Wild Card idea was not in the script as of last Monday Morning.
    - The Superstar shakeup changed week to week and it did not end up at all how it was to go off. Months of planning went into how it was to go down and it all was thrown out the window.
    - The Smackdown and Raw writing teams are the same for both shows now.
    - Vince wants suggestions for everyone but rarely uses them.
    - The writers said he doesn't watch NXT and maybe watches the Takeovers. So he doesn't really know much about the talents that come up and just creates his own vision for them.
    - The writers said he doesn't keep track of anything outside WWE. Basically he watches the network and works out.
    - There is no chance he steps down or takes a step back until the day he dies even with the XFL.
    - They said Dana Brooke has been the hardest worker over the last three years. She gets there early, works in the ring etc. Does anythng she can to get better. They pitch TV segments for her and she gets nothing.
    - Right now they are all working for Dana Warrior.
    - They have it in their contract that under no circumstances that the show would be moved to FS1. It will stay on Fox.
    - They all loved Road Dog and feel like he will end up with AEW.
    - It is a toxic atmosphere because of Vince.
    - When Neville left there was a shouting match between him and Vince. He flipped out on him and it was the lats time they ever saw him.
    - The stop start stuff we see is because Vince gets interested for a week and then changes his mind. He said this is demoralizing for the talent and the writers because they work so hard to put this stuff together and then he just changes his mind. It gets to a point where everything you are writing is not on TV and then you watch the stuff on TV and it’s so bad.
    - The talent is very unhappy. There are people wanting/trying to get out of their contracts.
    - Bruce Prichard is a pleasure to work with but he hasn’t made a difference. He can’t get through to Vince either. They said Shane has even had conversations with Vince and Vince laughed him off. Shane, HHH and Steph have all tried this.
    - They all assume they will get fired. They all listen to popular podcasts and it breaks their heart because they get bashed but they really have no say.
    - They have 37 total wrtiers.
    - Andrade went to Vince and asked for a legit push. Vince told him to learn some English and kicked him out of the office. I guess last week he had a promo and spoke some English. He’s also taking English classes.
    - They said the Firefly Funhouse is all Bray Wyatt’s idea. He is a genius when it comes to character development.
    - They said when Fox first came in they said they wanted the top stars and are not paying for a B show.
    - They said the best time they had the last few years was when there was brand specific PPV’s because so many guys got so many opportunities.
    - The Zayn character is Vince yelling at the fans and the critics and despises that the fans don't enjoy what he is giving them.

    It was at about the 14 minute mark of his Raw post show.

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Since: 30.1.03
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.08
Everything about this really sad.
I think I'd rather be in the timeline where the Singh brothers have tremendous backstage stroke.



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Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.40
Well, if all that's true, then I have to take back some of my criticism. And like I said, I know that the real problem is Vince. But that's also a problem that nobody can do anything about. It's going to be real curious to see what happens when time finally forces him out of control.
andy1278
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Since: 11.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.54
The sad thing is that everything said about Vince on the podcast sounds realistic.

I don't think wrestlers leaving right now will wake him up, but I hope AEW gets a solid shot (the TNT slot is a definite plus), it becomes a second viable brand for talent that Vince is shoving aside and maybe he notices when one or two actually doesn't come back in a few years. I'm pretty sure the only reason Ambrose got his sendoff was because Vince said "He'll be back!" What if he doesn't come back? What if he finds happiness elsewhere and isn't pushed into dumb stories about holograms and exploding TVs?

KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.76
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    Well, if all that's true, then I have to take back some of my criticism. And like I said, I know that the real problem is Vince. But that's also a problem that nobody can do anything about. It's going to be real curious to see what happens when time finally forces him out of control.
Meltzer did reply today, saying that some of it wasn't true, but the only part he specified was the bit about the Fox contract prohibiting SmackDown from being moved to FS1.

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