WWE’s writers room has a majority of males, all trying to pen the next script to please Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard. Stephanie McMahon would like to change that.
While speaking with Digital Spy, Stephanie McMahon said that they are making big efforts to bring more females into the usually male-dominated environment in the WWE writer’s room
“Hiring in the writing room is really important because it has previously been a fairly male-dominated writing room and there are big efforts right now to change that. I don’t have the stats off the top of my head. So I’m not sure how many women we’ve hired since we started but I know it’s several, including a senior ranking VP (Christine Lubrano) who’s in charge of many different aspects of making sure that the creative and partnerships and all lines of business are all working together. So there’s a been a huge movement. And for both men and women we are always looking to improve our storylines no matter what and improve our character development.”
Ringside News exclusively reported this week that Andrea Listenberger quit the company. She was an influential writer responsible for Mandy Rose and Otis’ SummerSlam storyline among other things. We’ll have to see if WWE brings in more female writers, but they’re apparently looking for them.