8. Former WWF Announcer On WWE Wrestlers Having Lack Of Freedom
During a recent interview with Raj Giri of WrestlingInc, former WWF announcer Sean Mooney discussed WWE wrestlers having lack of freedom nowadays. Below is what he had to say about this:
“Well, we were talking like Bray Wyatt, who I think is great. His promos that he cuts, it reminds me of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. I call it the slow burn and some of the stuff that they do; and some of the guys that they are pushing are up there. Roman Reigns and these other guys I think are great, but it’s kind of like having a Governor on them; if you take these characters and allow them to develop. You think back to some of those people that were instrumental in developing The Rock, and a really good friend of mine who worked closely there said that Vince McMahon had gave him the idea, but in order for him to own it, The Rock took it and ran with it. I’m not involved with how they do that anymore, but I don’t think they have the ability as much to develop that on their own and really own it, which is how they become those people.
The story like Stone Cold Steve Austin, who would have really say to him that his is how you are going to do this, you are going to be a heel/babyface, and be able to cross the line whenever you want and people are still going to love you. He basically said you know what, screw it, I’m just going to do it and look what happened. That is kind of my view today. I’m not really in it so I don’t know the inner workings; I’m looking at it from a total fan’s viewpoint.”