Former WWE Writer Recalls Vince McMahon Trashing “Cyber Sunday” PPV Concept

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A former WWE writer had his dream of bringing Cyber Sunday back shot down by Vince McMahon.

Freddie Prinze Jr was and is a big wrestling fan. He had two stints as a member of WWE’s creative team, one from 2008-9 and the other from 2010-12.

During his first run, Cyber Sunday was already an established annual PPV. But by the time he returned, Vince McMahon had discontinued that concept.

Speaking on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, Prinze wanted to bring Cyber Sunday back after it was stopped. He loved the idea of the fans having legitimate votes to decide what matches would take place and who would wrestle whom.

And because these votes were legit, fans could’ve made decisions that either went against WWE’s narrative or they could’ve thrown plans into disarray.

This mechanism also meant that, in a vote between three close participants, the fans could end up voting for someone other than the “intended” choice, which meant that wrestlers, theoretically, couldn’t be able to plan out their match if someone else was chosen by the fan vote.

Vince McMahon must’ve been aware of these limitations and the lack of direct control the fan voting system gave him and the creative team, which is why Cyber Sunday was cancelled. And when Freddie approached Vince with the suggestion to bring it back, he was quickly shot down.

“I always loved Cyber Sunday as a kid. I even pitched to bring it back when I worked there, but Vince McMahon was like, ‘God d—, no. Gah, that was the s—.’ And so it didn’t happen, but yeah, that would be [what I would bring back to WWE].”

h/t WrestlingInc for the transcription