Former WWE writer, John Piermarini, joined me yesterday on "Wrestling Reality 1 on1" on TribLIVE radio in Pittsburgh.
In part 1 of the show, Piermarini talked about
- How he got a spot on the creative team in WWE
- Who and what was holding him back that eventually led to him leaving
- A typical week and how they put together a script for live show and the approvals it goes through
- Much more
John Piermarini: "Stephanie and Vince feel like the creative team is a team. Its not. The creative team is Brian Gewirtz, doing what he wants to do. He takes your ideas and if your lucky he uses them. There were times he wouldn't travel, Dave (Kapoor) and I would write the show and that's when we got our stuff on T.V.. You got SmackDown which was a little more of a team atmosphere. Everyone throwing their ideas together sitting at a table and then going with what they all agree with is the best product. At a certain time SmackDown was a lot better than RAW and that's the reason."
In part 2 of the show, ROH announcer and PWO booker, Joe Dombrowski, co-hosted with me and answered questions about his style of booking for an indepenedent territory that is on national television.
And.....an odd but entertaining phone call from a man claiming to be a janitor at WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT.