• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 17, 2016) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School World Wrestling Federation Veteran “Iron” Mike Sharpe (Real name: Michael Sharpe) at the age of 64.
Mike Sharpe is still to this day considered one of the best so called “Jobbers To The Stars” in WWF/E history, more often than not being referred to as even THE single greatest Jobber of all time.
“Canada’s Greatest Athlete” as he called himself, wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 until 1995.
† REST IN PEACE MIKE SHARPE!
October 28, 1951 – January 17, 2016
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• Cody Rhodes Reveals Why AEW Won’t Hire Writers
During a recent interview with Sescoops, AEW Vice President Cody Rhodes revealed that All Elite Wrestling wont be hiring any writers for their product.
Below is what Cody said:
“We’re talking bullet points, we’re talking an overall knowledge of the business, and hey, let them go out and play. Take a look back at the wrestling you and I love. For the most part, they’re all grown men and women doing what they were hired to do.
They’ve cut their teeth, they’ve paid their dues and now they’re going to go out there and play their music. I would very much like a presentation that mirrors that. We don’t need to micro-manage and we certainly don’t need to script a great deal of the product we’re planning.
This is probably going to be an unpopular thing to say, but I will say it. There won’t be a writer hired for All Elite Wrestling any time soon. Because wrestlers are the writers. We’re the writers.
Like I said with guys going out there and playing their own music, believe me – the day comes that I see ‘this is something we can really benefit from’ – absolutely, but I knew 40 writers in WWE and about four of them actually did anything.
The reason I remember them and value them, they helped produce pre-tapes, they were team players, so right now that’s one thing we’ve gotten a lot of questions about. We’re keeping it very in-house for now.”