WWE fire writer after making them look ‘blindingly stupid’. The recently released writer was not even sure what the name of the reigning WWE Champion was.
WWE writer Kenice Mobley recently created a storm with her comments regarding her job at WWE. She revealed on the “Asian Not Asian” podcast that she was hired despite no prior knowledge of wrestling. In fact, she referred to the WWE Champion as ‘Bobby Ashley’ before calling him by his correct name and adding that she should’ve known that.
“They did not require me to know anything about wrestling, but I do have a background in film production and comedy writing, and they’re like, ‘Perfect. Come on in.’ So I am on the Monday Night RAW team. So there’s Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown, and the people I know that are on it are Bobby. His name is either Bobby Ashley or Bobby Lashley, and I really should know that. He’s like this giant black guy, and he and the people who are part of his crew. I know that they call — or at least as of last year, they called themselves The Hurt Business. The Hurt Business. They wear suits, and they’re like, ‘We’re cool.'”
WWE fire writer after making them look blindingly stupid
Dave Melzter reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that her comments had not gone down well with people within the company. She was reported to be ‘under the gun’ for addressing matters that WWE wants its employees to ignore.
According to Meltzer, the incident left the WWE embarrased because it makes the look “Blindingly stupid” to the outside world.
“This turned into a fairly big thing. Heavily talked about on social media but also noted among those on the inside. Mobley was also under the gun for speaking publicly on subjects that WWE doesn’t want stuff talked about. One person very close to the situation noted the negative reaction to this and said that she is not the only one in this situation, and actually this is typical of many of the writers. But where they were embarrassed by this is that by going public, it makes WWE to the outside world look “blindingly stupid.”‘
She has since been fired from the WWE according to Sean Ross Sapp. He did add that her appearance on the podcast had little or nothing to do with it although he wasn’t sure what was exactly told to her.
For what it’s worth, I’m told fan reaction to Kenice Mobley’s podcast appearance had little to nothing to do with the decision for WWE to let her go. I was told it was more of an internal concern. What she was told, I’m not sure.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Voice Over Work (@SeanRossSapp) June 25, 2021
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