Exclusive: WWE’s Head Writer Gone After Only 6 Weeks

[wweshop]Exclusive – SEScoops.com can confirm that Adam Rudman, the most recent head writer on the creative team, is already gone from the company.

Rudman was brought in just six weeks ago to replace Eric Pankowski (who left before WrestleMania and now works at CBS) and was let go by Stephanie McMahon late last week.

Rudman was well-liked by talent, spoke with them regularly and was open to their ideas. However, his lack of wrestling knowledge prior to joining WWE was seen by many as a sign that he wouldn’t last long.

  • Forceton Banfodder

    God forbid the head writer works with talent.

    • DigitalWWE

      Eh, Creepy we agree on something >.>

      • Forceton Banfodder


  • DigitalWWE

    God forbid that the head writer wants to know talents opinion on their storylines and wants to listen to what they have to say.

  • darling

    i want Stephanie Mcmahon in my bed!!!1

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.cortez.568 Martin Cortez

    so what does this mean the show might get alittle bit better now than this crap we been seeing

    • SinningHeat24256

      probably not

      • Super dude

        unless heyman is named the WWE head writer

        • SinningHeat24256

          time’ll tell i guess

        • chris

          real wrestling fans could only hope that would materialize. I am a Paul Heyman guy.

        • Reality

          That’s never going to happen with Steph and HHH in charge

  • Shockmaster

    The shows would be a lot better if they let the wrestlers have a lot of input on the angles and storylines.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      Not according to the centipedes in Stephanie’s vagina.

      • Super dude

        haha i dont know who disliked this because this is so true

        • Forceton Banfodder

          Probably one of my many loyal haters

          • Forceton Banfodder

            ^ See?

    • Steve

      well, it was one of the downfalls of WCW, that a lot of top stars had a lot of saying in their storylines. but i agree, that wrestlers should be given a chance to state their opinions about their storylines.

      • Scott_TG

        There’s a difference between having creative input and having the power to refuse to job or book yourself to win a title.

  • Damien J. Dennis

    This is half of their problem (well, maybe a fifth of it). Keep releasing the writers and jumbling every thing around because nobody can follow the previous writers path or idea. I am just so uninterested these days.

  • Puppet H

    So who made the horrible HHH concussion angle? I wanna smash that guy with a coconut

    • Harry

      In that case, you’d be smashing Vince McMahon’s head.

      • Puppet H

        Even if it means going to jail.

  • Pozessed

    Make Heyman the head writer or DDP… DDP is the greatest at everything.

    • Super dude

      or stone cold, he knows how to create stars

    • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

      Heyman would be the best choice, but I’m sure he’s content with just playing an on-screen character. That way he doesn’t have to deal with the politics like in 2003 during his time as head writer on Smackdown.

      • Pozessed

        Agreed, I’ve watched a few shoot interviews with old members of the creative team where they say that they used to always mock Paul and insult him etc. But regardless, the guy made some great television in ECW and on Smackdown during those years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003146390111 Jimmy Quinn

    Why am I not shocked by this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003146390111 Jimmy Quinn

    I kept thinking they were going to start firing creative people, the product has just sucked so much and it seemed like there was a new idiot writer and here you go.

  • askbillmitchell

    “However, his lack of wrestling knowledge prior to joining WWE was seen by many as a sign that he wouldn’t last long.” Wait, didn’t we just read a while back that the WWE wasn’t looking for someone with extensive knowledge of wrestling? I really wish those guys would make up their freaking minds.

  • jjonahdagr8@gmail. com

    They need to hire there own or a comic book writer, they are complicating the simplest art form good vs.evil

  • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

    “However, his lack of wrestling knowledge prior to joining WWE was seen by many as a sign that he wouldn’t last long.”

    Really. Really??

    Since when has “lack of wrestling knowledge” been an issue with WWE and its so-called “Creative Team”? I thought TV sitcom and soap opera writers were all they thought they needed, especially since they are so “sports-entertainment” focused that the words “wrestling” and “wrestlers” are VERBOTEN. Yes, I am totally serious.

    • G.I.R.L.

      I was thinking the same thing. (I should’ve scrolled down before I posted lol).

    • G.I.R.L.

      I was thinking the same thing. (I should’ve scrolled down before I posted lol).

  • http://twitter.com/KrisGuenther Kris Guenther

    Wow, I’m surprised people aren’t ripping WWE for hiring a guy who according to IMDB has only written for Kids and Childrens TV Shows/Shorts.

  • G.I.R.L.

    But I thought WWE PREFERRED employees have zero knowledge of the biz?


    Why hire him if you’re going to fire him 6 weeks later?

  • Eric

    I think it extremely important to have a head writer with wrestling knowledge. I can see supporting writers not having knowledge but if they want “hollywood” type scripting then they need writers who have product knowledge.

  • DerrekSolaris

    Wait…WWE has writers?!

  • http://twitter.com/SGHarris123 Steven Harris

    Why was he even employed if he had no prior wrestling knowledge. The mentality of this company i just dont get it.

  • Mettawordlife

    You mean to tell me that somebody actually writes this crap?