I absolutely loved the first Post-era show, and am looking forward to the next episode.
So, I’m sure you’ll be discussing it already - but if not, my questions /topic for discussion revolves around Kenice Mobley.
I’ll preface this, and state, I am a CIS White Male in my 30’s. Obviously coming at this from a different perspective than you all bring.
I’ve seen a lot of misplaced outage over her podcast appearance - where it seems like many people are jumping all over her for accepting a job with WWE.
To me, the bigger issue is WWE’s continued practice of targetting people who have little to no product knowledge. She simply outted very clearly, WWE’s attitude on the subject. This is something people have been aware of for 20 years.
I truly believe that representation matters - AND bringing fresh new voices and perspectives is important. However, I feel this is a dead-end in the WWE as long as the final say and “show-runner” is a 75 old, billionaire, White Male, with ADHD.
At this point, in WWE as it exists today - can a voice from a writer’s room, actually make a difference? Is this a place where any sane creative actually wants to work?
I see alot of people, many of whom I respect, claiming that her firing is a response to fan outrage over her interview. What do you think?
I mean, on a company that has no problem pushing Matt Riddle, Velveteen Dream, and Jaxson Ryker, and other problematic talents, fan outrage has lead to very little. So I find it hard to believe that suddenly WWE is responding to the Twittersphere now, of all times. But again, the optics of it all certainly make it look that way.
I do think many people seem to be missing the fact that Kenice comes from comedy, and was obviously trying to be funny in the interview. Should she have said everything she said? Obviously it comes across as a bad look talking about not knowing anything about the company she is working for - but again, I’m not sure if she wasn’t trying to be funny.
Anyway, I have rambled on long enough. Let’s hear what you guys have to say.