WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has suggested that AEW could be improved by something perceived as controversial to some in the wrestling world – writers.
Kurt Angle is known for his over-the-top comedic stylings during his WWE career as much as he is for being a legitimate badass in the ring. Fans who remember Angle’s classic bouts with Brock Lesnar and his brutal encounters with Shane McMahon also warmly remember backstage skits that saw the Olympic gold medallist don a child’s cowboy hat and sing ‘Jimmy Crack Corn’ to Vince McMahon and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Part of Angle’s backstage shenanigans were in no small part down to WWE writers – Kurt Angle was particularly known for working with former Raw head writer Brian Gewirtz.
In recent years, the notion of wrestling writers has become more controversial with WWE taking to fully scripting promos for their stars much to some fans’ disgust.
AEW has stayed away from using writers with their stars coming up with much of the material that is used in promos every week. Speaking on The Wrassingh Show, Kurt Angle thinks that maybe their product could be improved if they introduced writers to help organise things:
“I just think the company might be a little too loose … it’s more like the Wild West … not as organised as it should be. The wrestlers are making up their own promos, saying their own thing, doing their own thing, and I think there needs to be organization within the company where you have the writers telling the wrestlers what to say and enhancing their characters.”