WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has recalled a WWE writer being put on trial in the infamous Wrestler’s Court accused of championing certain WWE Superstars.
Angle was discussing Wrestler’s Court on an edition of The Kurt Angle Show [available early and ad-free at AdFreeShows.com]. The court put stars on trial if they were accused of breaching the all-important locker room etiquette or other misdemeanours.
The Olympic gold medallist recalled one occasion when former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz was put on trial after accusations that he favoured certain talent:
“TNA did not have a wrestler’s court. WWE did. I remember there was one case, if you want to call it that, it was the writer, Brian Gewirtz. He was accused by the prosecuting attorney, John Bradshaw Layfield, he was accused of favoring certain talent to write for them. That talent being me, Jericho, The Rock, and Edge & Christian. The judge was Undertaker.”
“Brian had to go to court, and facing Bradshaw, you’re not going to win. So Brian had to defend himself and Bradshaw was the prosecuting attorney. What happened was a lot of the wrestlers got to speak their minds about Brian not writing for them. But listen, Brian was told who to write for. It’s not like he got to pick and choose. But he did find chemistry with certain people and when he did that, he would put a little more time and effort into those people that he had chemistry with.”
Kurt Angle then revealed the punishment doled out when Gewirtz was found guilty of his crimes:
“So I understand Brian, but I also understand the boys being upset because Brian did write specifically for me, Rock, Jericho, and Edge & Christian, and I think Hurricane Helms. So I understand why they did what they did, but at the end of the hearing, Brian had to buy five cases of beer for the wrestlers. So at least they didn’t do anything physical to him and only made him buy beer.”
Since leaving WWE Brian Gewirtz has gone on to be a part of The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions. Gewirtz acted as Executive Producer on the Young Rock series that follows the early life of Dwayne Johnson.