It’s going to be an interesting year for the world of wrestling thanks to AEW, and it’s already clear that the new company intends to shake things up by doing things their own way.
There are plenty of wrestling fans out there who are hungry for an alternative to WWE, and one of the most common complaints that often comes up in regards to WWE programming is that people are unhappy with the writing.
Cody Rhodes recently discussed what the creative process will be like for AEW during an interview with SEScoops.com, and he noted that All Elite won’t be hiring writers any time soon.
“This is probably going to be an unpopular thing to say, but I will say it. There won’t be a writer hired for All Elite Wrestling any time soon. Because wrestlers are the writers. We’re the writers. Like I said with guys going out there and playing their own music, believe me – the day comes that I see ‘this is something we can really benefit from’ – absolutely, but I knew 40 writers in WWE and about 4 of them actually did anything. The reason I remember them and value them, they helped produce pre-tapes, they were team players, so right now that’s one thing we’ve gotten a lot of questions about. We’re keeping it very in-house for now.”
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