Chris Van Vliet chatted with Jonathan Coachman for a new interview where he discussed a wide range of topics.
One of those topics was about how he thinks wrestlers should be coming up with ideas for their characters.
“Superstars have to step up and be confident enough to say, I want to do this story with this person. Some of what made all these guys great back in the day was they came with storylines to the building. Now, from what I saw when I was there a year ago, they show up and they wait for something to be handed to them. Then you have this writer who is wet behind the ears who just got out of college, is scared of their own shadow, literally handed me a promo and said, “Coach, we need you to say this.” I went over and started marking it up.
They said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m coachafying it.’ They said, ‘No. We don’t change words here. You’re going to say that word for word.’ I looked at him and said, ‘Listen man. I don’t even know who you are and you are probably on your three month.’ Every writer does a three month trial period and 90% of them we never see them again. It was so funny because a lot of the guys like Stone Cold would introduce himself and say, ‘Come talk to me in three months and then I will know your name.’ Then you would never hear from them again. That is running rampant right now. Some of the greatest promos and the greatest characters were organically done by the guys and now they are waiting for a writing staff to tell them who they need to be. That’s a problem. That needs to change. But how does that change? I don’t know and to be quite honest with you, I don’t care.”
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