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Monday Night Raw April 7th, 2014. 

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WWE Loses Yet Another Head-Writer

After an insane amount of turnover in this department, WWE has lost yet another top tier writer, following the WWE Payback event. Here is an extract from today’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter detailing the departure; 

David Kreizman, who was hired as the new head writer in late March, gave notice after being in charge of one of the best received PPVs in company history. His final day with the company will be 6/21.

Kreizman was an award winning soap opera writer who won an Emmy for Best Writing in 2007 for his work on “Guiding Light,” where he was head writer from 2004 to 2008 and was nominated for five over Best Emmy Awards for his work on “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns,” where he was co-head writer from 2009 to 2010.

He was co-head writer for “All My Children” in 2010 and 2011. The job he held before coming to WWE was as a writer for “General Hospital” in 2011-2012.

Kreizman had also won Writers Guild of America awards for Best Writer in 2004 for “Guiding Light” and was nominated three other years, and co-won for 2010 for “As the World Turns.”

The only thing we heard was that the feeling was, he thought the demands for the job were too brutal. That will happen with the nature of writing shows and then having them redone on the fly, as has happened the last few weeks.

He was the head writer at a time when the reaction in recent weeks has been that the product is the strongest it has been in a long time. But there was the overreaction to the bad ratings as they got deeper into the NBA playoffs. And the quality of the shows has improved a lot, not just because of the writing, but because of the Daniel Bryan interaction with The Shield inside the ring. Still, he was the point man for all of the storylines and outside the ring segments, including Bryan’s interaction with Kane and Randy Orton, and using them heavily on every television show.

A lot of the writing is the best it’s been in a long time. The direction is no different, but that’s because they’ve changed so many plans weekly, and rewritten the shows at the last minute the last few weeks. The direction changes are so plentiful that what is advertised on Monday during Raw for Smackdown or Main Event, is more often that not, even though already promoted, changed within the next 12 hours.

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I was live-tweeting RAW in the form of beautiful works of art tonight. If you missed it, make sure you dont next week.

I was live-tweeting RAW in the form of beautiful works of art tonight. If you missed it, make sure you dont next week.

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Barrylad's RAW REPORT~!

I just started writing the blog for FanOff.com AKA the home of RBR Weekly Wrestling Talk. This week, I decided to go with a good old fashioned RAW REPORT! Check it out and share :)

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Raw’s Best Matches 01/?? » 5/2/2005 - Shelton Benjamin vs Shawn Michaels Gold Rush Tournament match

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