New WWE Writer Kenice Mobley: "They Did Not Require Me To Know Anything About Wrestling”

The new addition to the writer’s room has a background in comedy

WWE’s preference for writers and members of its creative staff to not have prior involvement in professional wrestling has been a topic of debate amongst fans for many years, with one side saying it strengthens WWE from a cinematic and episodic television point of view, whilst the other says it waters down and weakens wrestling. 

Now, new writing staff member Kenice Mobley has re-ignited that debate, having admitted that she had little to no prior wrestling knowledge before joining the company.

Speaking to the Asian Not Asian podcast, Mobley said:

“Yes, I have just been hired by WWE. Given the things that you know about me and my entire life and what I’m into, yes [that’s surprising]. Yes, also a surprise for me. They did not require me to know anything about wrestling but I do have a background in film production and comedy writing and they’re like, ‘Perfect. Come on in.’

“So I am on the Monday Night Raw team. So there’s Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown and the people I know that are on it are Bobby — his name is either Bobby Ashley or Bobby Lashley and I really should know that. He’s like this giant Black guy and he and the people who are part of his crew, I know that they call — or at least as of last year, they called themselves The Hurt Business. The Hurt Business. They wear suits and they’re like, ‘We’re cool.’”

Mobley is a stand-up comedian and has been featured on The Tonight Show, VICE and NBC.

H/T POST Wrestling

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