A little backstory: Kevin Dunn is the Executive Vice President of Television Production and Executive Producer in the WWE. Basically, he’s in charge of sculpting, shaping, and presenting how the WWE’s main shows and events are for the public’s viewing consumption. However, he’s…for a lack of a better term, not that good at his job. If I wanna be a little more accurate, he’s a stooge, lemming, ‘yes’man (not the Daniel Bryan kind) with a God complex.
So him being in that role means that whatever vision he has for the product is the vision we’re gonna have to deal with. Problem is, he doesn’t like wrestling, and because of this, he doesn’t have the requisite caring of the basics to put on a show that’s good to wrestling. And because of his vision, WWE has to hire writer’s who aren’t “wrestling” men or women - people who understand it. They have to hire men and women from Hollywood - soap operas, movies, what-have-you - who, bless their hearts for trying, don’t get wrestling. But that’s okay, because Kevin Dunn doesn’t care for it, and as long as they can succeed in implementing his vision on paper, then they’re gold.
My good friend Kendra (kingambrose) posted this lengthy piece from an ex-WWE writer by the name of Alex Greenfield, exposing the horrendous ways of Kevin Dunn, including his rampant sexist and misogynistic views that have been permeating through WWE for the last 16 years, and beyond.
In the piece, it shares a point that cannot go understated: If Kevin Dunn even remotely thinks of you as a threat, he’ll make it a point to bury you in front of the right people (IE Vince). So if he sees a writer doing their job and actually showing that they understand how to plan out a show, wrestling wise, he’ll look to get them out of the way as quickly as possible. Why? Because he knows they’ll upstage him. Which makes Triple H and Stephanie’s eventual ascent to being bosses in WWE a little tricky for Dunn because, by all accounts, whatever loyalty Vince has with him…they don’t.
And because of this, if reports are to be believed, Dunn has been trying to bury and undermine Triple H and the NXT guys and girls who make it to the main roster. Because he knows that as long as Vince is around, Triple H can’t bring in his people from NXT, a largely better product under the WWE umbrella than Smackdown and Raw have been in years, to do work.
So, essentially, he’s the main problem when it comes to the WWE. He, and he alone, stands in front of the changes needed to bring the product into the future - not just creatively but presentation wise also. And once he’s gone, I’m fairly certain that the WWE will be a lot better than it currently is.
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