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Freddie Prinze Jr Discusses Why He’ll Never Return To WWE

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Although Freddie Prinze Jr is an accomplished Hollywood actor, he also spent a year writing for WWE, a role he’s claimed he’ll never return to.

The large majority of Freddie Prinze Jr’s following stems from his career as an actor. Best known for his roles in She’s All That, Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and I Know What You Did Last Summer, Prinze’s latest big-screen role was in 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Away from the world of acting, however, Freddie Prinze Jr is also a screenwriter and producer, roles that he developed while with WWE. Prinze signed with the company to work on their creative team in 2008, though he was already gone by the following February after stepping down to spend time with his family.

On a recent Wrestling With Freddie podcast, Prinze discussed whether or not he would ever return to Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant (h/t WrestlingNews.co):

“I’ve been asked on social media if I would go back and write for WWE and the answer is always no. This is as honest as I can possibly be, is that it is a job that requires 100%. This is my opinion, and this is what worked for me, is that when I was able to give 100% and not focus on family, friends, or anything else, I was really, really good. When I wasn’t able to do that, it just wasn’t where it deserved to be.”

Freddie Prinze Jr also made a couple of televised appearances for WWE. He was seen in attendance at WrestleMania XXIV, while also serving as a Monday Night Raw guest host and as Vince McMahon’s doctor in a dream sequence. The latter came in 2010 when Prinze was back with WWE officially as a producer and director.

A previous Wrestling With Freddie podcast saw the former Scooby-Doo actor claim that he’s opening his own wrestling promotion “within the next eighteen months”. No details have yet been officially released regarding this upstart promotion.