WWE Creative: How Can They Improve Storylines?

Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIMay 30, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Hey guy's and girls, I am back! After a short break, I have returned and am fresher than ever before! There have been a few changes since I have been gone - people being promoted ect.(Congrats to Iam D Real Deal Yo)!


Now, on to the task at hand. While on my break from work yesterday, I began to ponder: how can I re-introduce my writing? I didn't want to jump straight into a review of Raw. So, after reading MIKE AKA The Professor's article, http://bleacherreport.com/articles/397725-the-professors-journal-what-happened-to-the-wrestling-in-the-wwe,

I began to think about the difference between the preparation of storylines in the then Attitude Era and the present day PG Era.

Then it hit me. Back then, WWE would script their storylines weeks, sometimes months, in advance. So, say it was January, WWF would have had storylines scripted through Wrestlemania and as far as April or May.

However, in today's WWE, it is a common occurance that creative don't know what's happening on that nights Raw. Now, let us weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of scripting storylines months in advance:

The Advantages:

1) Less Stress

If the creative team is under less stress, that means they can spend more time focusing on the quality of the broadcast or the quality of matches(seeing as they could afford to spend more time working with the booking team). Not to mention, if VKM is happy and under no pressure, everybody reaps the benefits!

2) Organised Chaos

While nobody is disputing how difficult it is to produce a show(I know, I have produced 15 to date - nowhere near the scale of WWE) it can be made easier. Producing a show will always be chaos - no matter how big or small of a production it is.

There will be setbacks and there will be breakthroughs - thats life. However, it is much easier to deal with chaos if it is organised. By scripting storylines in advance, more time can be allotted to organising the show. 


The Disadvantages:

1) Possible Leaks

As with every storyline, there is the possibility, correction, probability that the plans will be leaked over the internet. If the storylines are scripted this far in advance, major PPV events could be sabotaged or major storylines ruined.

2) An Increase in Backstage Politics

This sort of ties in with the first disadvantage. If the storylines can be leaked to the internet, it is almost a 100% given that the stars will know before the IWC. Now this next sentence only refers to a handful of stars, not everybody - I don't want to tar people with the same brush.

Certain stars will undoubtedly use this to their advantage. If they know they are in line for a major push, they may insist on squashing potential future stars or possibly threaten to leave the company if they do not get what they want.

Once again, this does not refer to every WWE star, just a few. And before you say it, its not Cena or HHH!!!


Well, thanks for giving up your time to read my article. Don't forget to read my review of Raw which will be posted on Tuesday.

As always, please let your opinion be known.....