Former WWE Writer Andrew Goldstein, who was with the WWE in 2006-2007, spoke with The Sports Courier's Fred Richani about his time in the company. He had many things to talk about, including Vince McMahon, TNA, John Cena and more. Below are a few highlights, as well as the video interview.
On getting hired by WWE:
"They say things like you need to know the product. They do not quiz you, but they test you on how much of a fan and how much of the product you know about. Then, you get the job and they really don't want you to be a fan. They want you to be a clean slate so they can mold you. They really want you to forget all of that (entertainment)."
On how WWE was in 2006 and the roster splits:
"By far, Cena was the guy. Even at that point. It was a weird time and look back at the rosters of both shows. The brands have just split, so talent was stretched thin. There just wasn't that talent pool, so we were really stretched thin with WCW guys on their way out, ECW guys on their way in. Vince had no interest in using them."