WWE is facing a lot of hardships at the moment – from injured Superstars to all-time low ratings – it’s a red alert for The McMahon Family.
Former WWE writer, Brian Maxwell Mann, recently responded to a social media post showing NXT star Matt Riddle enjoying an idle TLC Sunday.
Mann then went on to provide a 6-point plan of how WWE could improve its product and recover from its recent dip.
“btw, there’s A LOT of ways WWE could change the way they produce programming to make a three hour show work. here’s a few.”
“1) treat Raw as three one hour shows, rather than one three hour program. figure out ways to make each unique so show doesn’t get stall.”
“2) assign specific writers to specific characters/programs. the most experienced ones are given the main event, next tier is IC, and so forth.”
“3) have a showrunner who provides finishing touches/keeps a bird’s eye view but DOES NOT write. like Lorne does on SNL.”
“4) rotate characters in and out, keeping the programming fresh/building anticipation. ex – Monday Night Football doesn’t have the same two teams every week.”
“5) announce big segments/matches WEEKS out. SNL reveals guest hosts way in advance.”
“6) finally, and most importantly, TRUST the writers. to a person, everyone who I’ve ever met who worked on creative LOVED wrestling. you have to do that job.”
“however, the main problem is exactly what I was told when I started there – “at the end of the day, this show has one writer.”
Mann’s refreshing plan seems like a good idea WWE can implement to turn things around and make fans happy again.
However, it’s Vince McMahon who makes the final call, sometimes going as far as changing the entire plan just a few hours before the show.
Keeping that “one-person-rules-all” principle in mind, it would be interesting to see how WWE proceeds with its product in the coming days given The McMahon Family (Vince, Stephanie, Shane and Triple H) took back both RAW and SmackDown this week.
It’s worth noting that the return of the 4 authority figures this week on Monday Night RAW helped the flagship show to bounce back in ratings.