Recently on The New Day: Feel The Power podcast, former WWE writer and actor Freddie Prinze Jr joined them to discuss his time working for the WWE as a writer and then again as an acting coach.
He also tells a funny story about being caught playing World of Warcraft by Vince McMahon while in a production meeting.
Freddie Prinze Jr admitting that he wasn’t built for the business:
“I worked for the WWE in 2007, and then a little bit the following year as well. The second time it was more just like acting lessons. Doing coaching and things like that at pay per views and every once in a while at TV. But my first stint there? It was full on writers room every day. And then to every single TV, and it was crazy. I was not built for that business, that schedule, that lifestyle and I couldn’t hack it and eventually had to tap out.”
Freddie Prinze Jr on being caught playing video games by Vince McMahon:
“I love video games, yeah I got busted in a production meeting with Vince. On a conference call, on World of Warcraft. Because I’d already pitched my segment he was like ‘yeah all right we got that’ and we’re moving on.”
Freddie Prinze Jr on interrupting the meeting again with his game:
“And then my dwarf was in a raid. He was this Dwarven priest, and I just was in the middle of my moment so I wasn’t thinking about the work call anymore. I was in my apartment, and so I hit the forward slash charge, which is like an emoji for people who don’t know. Only this one in particular? Your dwarf would actually speak and it was like this battle cry! So Vince said ‘WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!?’”
Transcription provided by WrestlingNews.co
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