Former WWE creative writer Brian Maxwell Mann has weighed in on the recently poorly written episodes of Raw and what the company could do to fix their current troubles.
He tweeted "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.” pic.twitter.com/ITKx7oX6Xc— Brian Maxwell Mann (@BrianMaxMann) December 16, 2018
What changes would you make to WWE Raw, if you were in charge?