News hit the web today that WWE has named former TV writer David Kreizman as the new head of the writing team for the company, making him one of the key minds behind WWE's week-to-week story lines on RAW, Smackdown, and monthly PPV events. Kreizman comes from the world of network TV soap operas where he wrote scripts for long-running series like All My Children, General Hospital, Guiding Light, and As the World Turns. Former WWE writer Court Baurer confirmed the news with the follow tweet.
David Kreizman, who started with #WWE months ago is now a WWE head writer. He is a Daytime Emmy award winning soap opera writer. -@coutbaurer
Kreizman is being promoted here to a top position after being with the company since last year. He will still have to answer to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and WWE Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon. Kreizman is a 2-time Daytime Emmy winner who produced some smart yet controversial stories including a 'Guiding Light' saga that saw an illegitimate son seduce his unknowing cousin into a romantic relationship.
This move to put in a new head writer is being considered odd by insiders with WWE just three weeks away from their biggest money-making event of the year, Wrestlemania on Sunday April 7.
Pro Wrestling Examiner's Perspective:
This Examiner is not the part of the primary audience that watches daily soap opera shows, but I think this is a smart move by WWE. Though WWE has been criticized for years for utilizing TV and Movie writers with limited wrestling experience to drive the direction of the WWE show, this writer appears to have different perspective. When explaining WWE to non-wrestling fans, my go-to analogy is that it's a "soap opera for dudes". So why not hire someone who understands that genre and have them apply the same to world of 'heels' and 'faces' that is WWE?
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