WWE Creative Team “Months Ahead Of WrestleMania”
Since Vince McMahon stepped down from WWE in July 2022, Triple H has assumed creative responsibilities and it seems The Game likes to have his storylines mapped out months ahead of time.
Speaking on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, WWE CEO Nick Khan was asked how far in advance plans are laid out for WrestleMania and revealed that the company tries to stay months ahead of themselves:
“Months in advance. Months, months, months in advance. If you said now, ‘where is the creative team with their process?’ They are months ahead of WrestleMania. Obviously, a huge focus on Saturday and Sunday to make sure we can execute what the plan is, but they’re months ahead and they know that’s the way it should be because 52 weeks a year, three to four programs a week, if you’re not months ahead, you’re going to get caught.”
Nick Khan’s comments are particularly interesting given WWE’s recent push for two US states to legalise gambling on its matches. The belief is that creative decisions would have to be made months ahead of time and kept top secret with talent and wider creative team members potentially only finding out results just hours before the matches when the books on them close.