A poster on Reddit has released photos of a copy of the script for last night’s B Team Memorial Day Barbecue. The scripts includes line by line statements for everyone involved to say, along with a series of bullet points of do’s/don’ts for the for the segment. While several of these are things that you can probably guess, there are a lot of things that are almost hard to believe. Here are some highlights and then the full scripts, courtesy of 411mania.com:
* DO NOT CHANGE TENSES
* CHECK THE LATEST DRAFTS for the LATEST CHANGES
* TIME THE PROMO (TALENT SHOULD NOT ADLIB)
* SPEAK CLEARLY so KD // VKM can HEAR YOU
* STAY AHEAD OF CUES (REPEAT YOURSELF IF NECESSARY): MIC PLACEMENT // MUSIC CUES // ORDER OF ENTRANCES, etc….
Here’s the segment in question. See how close this script got to what we saw last night.
Opinion: This is one of the biggest problems with today’s product: with the writers scripting out every single thing that you see on TV, you’re hearing their voices and not the wrestlers’. While a lot of the wrestlers may not be the most experienced, they still have a little better idea of what to do over the writers, who know how to write and not wrestle. Let them have some freedom and if they fail, take it away from them. If nothing else it lets the writers focus on something else that needs and deserves more attention.
What do you think of the script? Should things be laid out to this degree? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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