New WWE Monday Night Raw writer Kenice Mobley has said that she wasn’t required to know anything about pro wrestling before being hired for her role writing for WWE’s flagship show.
Mobley is a stand-up comedian with credits on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Chris Gethard Presents to her name. Now shifting into the world of WWE, Mobley joined the ‘Asian Not Asian’ podcast to talk about her new role in WWE.
Kenice Mobley said:
“Yes, I have just been hired by WWE. Given the things that you know about me and my entire life and what I’m into, yes [that’s surprising]. Yes, also a surprise for me. They did not require me to know anything about wrestling but I do have a background in film production and comedy writing and they’re like, ‘Perfect. Come on in.’”
The podcast dropped a few weeks before Mobley started in her new role, with her social media suggesting that she has begun. Mobley did know who The Hurt Business were but had trouble naming the current WWE Champion during the podcast appearance.
“So I am on the Monday Night Raw team. So there’s Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown and the people I know that are on it are Bobby — his name is either Bobby Ashley or Bobby Lashley and I really should know that. He’s like this giant Black guy and he and the people who are part of his crew, I know that they call — or at least as of last year, they called themselves The Hurt Business. The Hurt Business. They wear suits and they’re like, ‘We’re cool.’”
Mobley recounted the story of a date asking if she thought writing for WWE would diminish her credibility in any way, Mobley disagreed with that notion while noting that the money on offer certainly puts any of those thoughts to one side:
“I went on a date and this guy was like, ‘Don’t you feel like you’re –’ he effectively said, ‘Don’t you feel like you’re diminishing your dignity writing for WWE?’ And I was like, ‘Um, I am getting paid to do the thing that I’ve been working on for eight years,’ and this is twice — or no, this is three times what I make at my non-profit job so yeah, I’m gonna take it.”
Inside The Ropes can confirm that the current WWE Champion is in fact Bobby Lashley, and the former CEO of The Hurt Business became the first man to compete in Hell In A Cell matches on consecutive nights when he defeated Xavier Woods inside the Cell on Raw.