Former WWE Writer Calls AEW Media Scrum “Goofy Soap Opera Drama”

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The media scrum following AEW All Out has caused plenty of controversy, and a WWE writer feels the fact it got physical is the only positive to come from it.

A former WWE writer for many years, Freddie Prinze Jr has expressed his frustration that the return of MJF to AEW has been overshadowed by what transpired after the event, which has led to the World and Trios Championships being vacated.

In a discussion on his Wrestling With Freddie podcast, Freddie Prinze Jr spoke of the AEW media scrum turning in to a load of “backstage b*llshit” and how it has taken away from what should have been some memorable moments during All Out.

This should have been about the return of MJF. He’s going against CM Punk, which was the best storyline in wrestling in the last 20 freakin’ years, and because of a bunch of backstage bullsh*t, everybody’s talking about guys that aren’t even wrestling for the friggin’ championship. They’re not talking about this storyline. MJF was a friggin afterthought which is disgusting.

If they’re just making all this up to get people to go, ‘Oh, we got to have a big media conference thing like UFC and get people to talk about it’, and all this backstage fighting and calling people clowns and children, if this is a work, they screwed up. That’s bad writing because everyone should be talking about MJF. They should be talking about professional wrestlers, not goofy Soap Opera drama stuff backstage.

Freddie Prinze Jr continued to say that the fact it turned in to a fight is the only positive to come from the incident, as hopefully now everyone involved can move on.

Apparently, CM Punk does not like a handful of people in the locker room, a large handful of people. It seems like it’s The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega based on comments that he said, talking about EVPs, Executive Vice Presidents that should not be EVPs because they behave like children. He said a lot of hardcore stuff. He sounds a lot like John Cena when CM Punk was the one saying a lot of sh*t that people didn’t like, which is kind of weird.

He said it. ‘If you have a problem with me, come confront me.’ He needs to do the exact same thing. I hope he is. Apparently there was some confrontation backstage, which is, I think, the only good part of this whole thing because hopefully they can just have the fist, beat each other’s a**, and then it’s done. That’s how men solved things in the ’80s and ’90s. It just stopped one day. I don’t know why. That’s why we have these ongoing 30-year beefs now because nobody just gets cracked.

As well as title belts being vacated, a number of AEW roster members have been suspended as a result of the incident.

With thanks to WrestlingNews.Co for the transcription.