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SHANE ALMOST RETURNED IN 2012
Posted: 012417

Whether in the Ring or in the Boardroom, the Family Can't Stop Fighting

Vice Sports ran a very interesting article about the WWE recently. The article told of the change to become more family friendly and how that change led to Shane McMahon leaving. Stephanie McMahon became executive vice-president of creative but former lead writer Brian Gewirtz says she never wrote anything and was just the go-between with the writers and Vince. The article reveals that Vince never really wanted her involved in the writing process at all. We learn that one of the main reasons NXT exists is so HHH can do the show he wants to do. The article also reveals that audience attendance at live shows is inflated. WrestleMania 32 supposedly drew 101,763 fans but the actual paid live attendance for the event was between 74,000 and 86,000. It confirms that all ideas live and die at the whims of Vince, who has thrown out a script that had been worked out for a week on the day of Raw. It tends to burn the writers out and arguing with Vince over changes can get you fired. But the most amazing thing revealed in the article is that in 2012 Vince called a surprise meeting at the WWE production office and at the meeting was Shane. He brought with him author James Frey. Shane had set up the meeting with VP Kevin Dunn and when he came into the room Stephanie freaked out. Shane’s proposal was that he took over all of creative, including the writer's room, with Frey and his team at Full Fathom Five as consultants. Dunn made the move because HHH and Stephanie want him gone but Vince doesn’t. Vince declined his son's offer so will never know what would have happened if he did. Vince then made a series of moves to bring in outside people none of which lasted two years because Vince, HHH and Stephanie always blame others for their mistakes. Outsiders say that the main reason WWE financials go up and down is because Vince always gets in his own way.

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