• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 59th birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Cousin Junior (Real name: Lanny Kean).
From 1984 to 1986, Cousin Junior portrayed a hillbilly character in the World Wrestling Federation, often teaming up with fellow hillbillies Hillbilly Jim & Uncle Elmer during those days.
After leaving the WWF, he wrestled for several territories and independent promotions, using different names like Moondog Cujo and “Bloody” Ox Brody.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 19, 1960 – January 13, 2009
• Former WWE Writer Says WWE Production Meetings Are A “Mind F*ck”, Reveals How Writers Put All Segments Of RAW Together
During a recent appearance on Wrasslerap, former WWE writer Kazeem Famuyide talked about how WWE writers put together RAW, WWE production meetings & more.
Below is what Kazeem said:
“The only pitches you get to do with Vince is the day of the show at the production meeting. The production meetings were stressful. If you are a lifelong wrestling fan, walking into the production meetings is a mind f*ck. You go into a room with all the writers, then it’s like the producers, a who’s who of Hall of Famers.
You, a bunch of guys, the commentary teams, and then it’s like Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, Billy Kidman, Tyson Kidd, Devon Dudley, Road Dogg, everybody. You sit there and the doors swing open, in walks Hunter, Vince McMahon, and Kevin Dunn.
There is two teams. There is a home team and road team. The home team, you’re in charge of mostly long term storylines. Baseline sh*t, ideas, pitches, writing from home, but your main objective is long term storylines. The road team, you’re in charge of what goes on TV tonight.
I was immediately put on the road team. I guess it’s because they knew my pedigree.
The writers’ room is probably the least stressful. You don’t necessarily throw ideas at Vince. It’s a process.
The real start of the week starts Wednesday. You start to put your one-sheets together. The home team puts their one-sheets together like, let’s see what we are going to do for Raw this week.
Thursday, everybody comes back from travel, you’re all in a room putting together the sixteen segments of Raw. Thursday we put Raw together that is the least stressful. The Thursday night meetings is just lead writers that kind of go in with everything that we pitched and pitch it to Vince.”