With Fred’s return from his 2 week hiatus, the team went through the deaths in September; the results for both the Backlash event and the prediction game; and a quick mention of CM Punk’s UFC debut last Saturday.
Back this week with more historical title defence/wins at SummerSlam and more on the build up to this year’s edition.
We are joined in the 2nd hour by Andre “The Answer” Myette to get his impressions of the Draft along with his choices for our SummerSlam prediction game.
Back for another week, we started off with a quick list of wrestlers that died in August, along with a myriad of title defences at SummerSlam; more on the build up to SummerSlam; and a bit on Connor McGregor’s comment concerning the WWE roster.
A new month, a new era, a new show.
Ryan ran down the PPVs that debuted in August to start off, and we quickly mentioned another UFC title switch; we moved on to the times the Tag Team Championship(s) were defended at Summerslam; a quick recap of Raw and Smackdown, and the build up to Summerslam.
We are back this week with a quick look back at the Intercontinental title defences at Summerslam from 1988 to 2015; a quick recap of Battleground and the prediction game results; a bit on Brock Lesnar not getting suspended by WWE after the drug tests; and some thoughts from this week’s Raw and Smackdown.
As of December 2015, WWE has had a “Managing Lead Writer” (actual job title) by the name of Tom Casiello. Casiello comes from the soap opera world where he won an Emmy Award for outstanding writing for the show “Young and the Restless” in 2011, and 2 more Emmys while writing for “As the World Turns” in 2001 & 2002. He also has a writer’s guild award for “outstanding achievement in daytime episodic writing” in 2010. And between 2006 & 2008 he was “Associate Head Writer” for Days of Our Lives.
He actually first started with WWE as a writer in April 2011. He eventually worked his way into being the lead writer for the NXT: Redemption show between September 2011 until May 2012. In October of 2012 he was given the job as lead writer for Main Event, a position he would hold until September 2014, when he would leave the company to be a freelance writer.
He would work casually with WWE during that time, often going to tapings when needed, on a freelance basis. He returned to the company full time in December with the new “managing lead writer” position. His duties include overseeing the writing teams for Raw & Smackdown, as well as some WWE Network shows, WWE Publications, and also works on long term stories throughout the year. Insert your own joke there. He also oversees the scripts for all weekly TV shows.