Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. has commented on the spate of releases in the company and says rather than get sad it makes him motivated to start his own wrestling promotion.
Prinze Jr. is a Hollywood icon that has starred in movies ranging from I Know What You Did Last Summer to Scooby-Doo.
The actor also spent two spells working for WWE, first in 2008 as a member of the creative team for SmackDown and then again between 2010 and 2012 as a producer and director.
Freddie Prinze Jr. was speaking to Ariel Helwani when he was asked if the ongoing releases in WWE have made him sad. Prinze Jr. says that they make him motivated:
“It makes me want to start a wrestling brand is what it makes me want to do. Everybody sees that and they get sad. I see it and I get hungry. I was in Karrion Kross’ DMs, for real, the day it [his release] happened. I was like, ‘Hey man, I didn’t go back to work for fun. I went back to work to invest in things.’ Imagine having Keith Lee and Karrion Kross on the same roster and making people wait to watch them fight, keeping their stories connected but separate.”
“Even if it was just Indie shows, which is what it would have to be, I’m not trying to go in for $50 million on something, but there is so much talent out there now, that I think people would love to watch.”
Freddie Prinze Jr. then commented on Karrion Kross and Scarlett comparing them to WWE royalty:
“They literally had evil Macho (Man Randy Savage) and evil Elizabeth with Karrion and Scarlett. I loved them. Then they separate them, bring him up, destroy his entire look. That kind of stuff makes me want to take my finances from one idea and put them into a brand new one, which I’ve flirted with before and maybe one day I’ll do, but when I see those releases, it makes me think about it more seriously.”