The Executive Director of Raw and SmackDown in WWE, Bruce Prichard, wanted to have a good gesture with his subordinates in this company, however, he had a detail that the members of the creative team of the company did not like at all.
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According to a report by Steve Carrier of Ringside News, the gift that he gave them an added card from his podcast Something To Wrestle:
Here’s a backstage story. Bruce Prichard got the entire writing team Amazon gift cards for Christmas. He used Something To Wrestle With cards, and that didn’t go over too well. Some saw this as Bruce blatantly promoting his outside venture within WWE right after a 3rd party ban.
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) January 19, 2021
Here’s a behind-the-scenes story. Bruce Prichard gave the entire creative team Amazon gift cards for Christmas. He used cards from Something To Wrestle, and that didn’t go down well. Some saw this as Bruce blatantly promoting his outside company within WWE right after the ban on doing anything with third party platforms.
Apparently the amount of money usable in these gift cards was not a paltry amount, but the presentation was considered unprofessional and some took it as a mockery, like showing how he can go over the rules.
It should be clarified that this was one of the conditions that Prichard put on Vince McMahon when he sought him out to take charge of the promotional vignettes in the company at the beginning of 2019, but since Prichard is a good friend of McMahon, this one had no problem allowing him to continue making his podcast, although now Prichard, as Executive Director of Raw and SmackDown, obviously avoids talking about recent topics and focuses on telling stories from the past.
Keep in mind that WWE creative writers have explicitly forbidden to give statements to the media, especially to avoid leaks, so they look very bad that Prichard can promote his podcast while they nor the fighters can do it.
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