Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dept. of Huh?

Remember Freddie Prinze Jr.? Sure you do. He married Sarah Michelle Gellar Prinze Jr., and you've secretly hated him ever since. But by all accounts he's a swell guy.

So what's he doing with himself now? He just got hired by the WWE. But not to wrestle--he's now part of their creative team doing the writing for storylines.

Free advice: Bring back the Four Horsemen!

(The spawn of Dusty Rhodes and Ted Dibiase seem like the natural base of this. Put Triple H in as the Ric Flair figure. And then turn some very popular face into a heel to take the final slot.)

That said--and I'm being quite serious here--I've never figured out how the WWE can square the circle of having admitted that it's all play-acting. Once you do that, doesn't every storyline ultimately fail to get over? If Prinze can figure out the macro fix for this metaphysical problem, he'll do the world a real service.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now, I don't see why that's a circle that needs to be squared at all. It's the same thing I say to the "fake!" contingent: so what? If "scripted" is all it takes to be fake, then we might as well toss Lost, The Sopranos, and Deadwood into that category, 'cause they too come from imagination land. Why is WWE held to a different standard? Wrestling isn't trying to put one over on you. Survivor is putting one over on you, American Idol is putting one over on you. If you wanna talk about artifice, go after that lot.

Grant Hart said...

Former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould wrote for the WWF for a while.