Does WWE employ union writers?
November 7, 2007 4:24 AM Subscribe
Has WWE programming been affected by the WGA writers' strike?
posted by macdara to media & arts (4 answers total)
I've read conflicting information about whether or not the writers employed to script promos and flesh out storylines on Raw and SmackDown! are members the Writers Guild.
Most of the news on wrestling 'news' sites is unconfirmed rumour, speculation or supposition, so I can't really trust their majority assertion that WWE's writers are non-union, even though many of the writers have a background in writing for soaps and other shows.
The content of Monday's Raw broadcast, to me, is strong evidence that the writers are indeed on the picket line. Over the course of 2 hours, only two main storylines were featured, which could easily have been handled by the wrestlers and bookers themselves (which was the done thing before writers were brought in a decade ago).
But that's just guesswork on my part. Can anyone here confirm either way?