Leaked Raw Script From Fired WWE Writer?; Vince’s Reaction

Nick Paglino

F4WOnline.com is reporting that there may have been a link between WWE creative team member John Carle being recently fired and the leaked Raw script that hit the internet several weeks ago. The report was able to obtain the following quotes: "No coincidence that it’s [the Raw script] published the same day John Carle is dropped and that apparently has gotten back to Stephanie and Vince,"said a source close to the situation. "Apparently, they had creative sign some absurdly one-sided addendum in late 2007 where if you do something like this after being terminated, they have all sorts of legal action against you. Given the timing and circumstances, he shouldn’t be surprised to get a nice legal notice from Stamford shortly. Vince is on a warpath and was mega hot over this so I’m thinking someone is going to be made a legal example of."

Another source was quoted as saying, "So I took at look at the RAW script that was leaked. That is the real deal — and from the looks of it was an early draft (most likely PRE-Agent meeting). The show hasn’t been timed yet (the time for the breaks are in but not the actual timing of the show). The producers are in, but not the writer assignments. This might have even been the draft that was brought on the plane for Vince to review before RAW. It’s funny to look at the amount of crap that has been jammed into those scripts over the years. The live attendance box was added so they can know what the last two dates at the building. The side boxes next to the matches are the announcer notes (that announcers hated and would make fun of). The ‘not working’ list allows them to see who they ‘missed’ on not putting on the show. As you can see, the amount of detail that goes into the promos that are written and why these talents have not grown at that art of promos. Though this is what demanded of the creative team to write for Vince. A script can not be turned in without that detail. It’s become so rigid a process."

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