Post by Razor Gives It A 4/10 on Dec 4, 2013 17:19:08 GMT -5
WWE posted that they gave some people some promotions, mostly suits, but one clearly sticks out and it's this.
Stephanie McMahon, formerly Executive Vice President, Creative, has been promoted to Chief Brand Officer and will lead WWE’s efforts to further enhance its brand reputation among key constituencies including advertisers, media, business partners and investors.
Maybe Creative can finally get a little breathing room!
In not so good news...
Kevin Dunn will serve as Executive Producer of all WWE programming, including Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, WWE Main Event and Total Divas and will continue to report to Vince McMahon.
Post by Cry Me a Wiggle on Dec 4, 2013 17:24:45 GMT -5
I love how getting moved out of creative is treated as a promotion.
Love him or hate, agree with him or disagree with him, Vince Russo had the most important job during the hottest period of WWE history. After he left, Chris Kreski did an admirable job at continuing momentum and carrying forward a vision of what the WWF should be. Following him, Stephanie always treated the job like a joke. Good riddance, but I don't think things will improve whatsoever. The backstage culture has changed too much, as Russo commented on during his one day back in 2002.
Vince is, has and until the day he dies always will be in charge of creative and to be honest, I wouldn't be shocked if he had some sort of video will set up like "Boss" Hoss Heartshe to ensure he has complete control decades into his death. To completely blame Steph is shortsighted, IMO, when the only control she most likely has is over how and when Vince's grand ideas are incorporated. That is not to say she doesn't deserve some blame but she is just far from the issue.
Now, all that said, I wouldn't be shocked if she was still in charge of creative, just given a new title and purpose to go with it.
Post by carp (SPC, Itoh Respect Army) on Dec 4, 2013 17:38:09 GMT -5
We're sure that soap opera guy is gone, right?
"She might have 12 times the knowledge and experience of wrestling that I do, but this kid's probably never dropped out of high school & made her parents cry, probably never had to quit being an idol thanks to depression, probably never failed the job interview for an escort club. I got my own 12 years of experience."
Patti Mayonnaise advocates duck on rodent violence
Post by Phil Parent on Dec 4, 2013 18:29:30 GMT -5
I like Triple H in charge of Talent Relations & Creative.
He's now basically Head Booker in the classical sense of it. He decides who's on the roster and who they work.
It's hard to be in a situation where Creative and Talent Relations is split, even if they're husband & wife.
But the onus is on him to succeed. Where will he take the show now that he controls it all?
Stephanie has basically become a corporate embassador, and off of the wrestling aspect entirely. Good. Nothing against Stephanie McMahon, looks like a smart women and all, but to quote Cornette, she needs to be booking wrestling as much as I need to be the head of NASA.