WWE’s backstage atmosphere is all about politics, and this story is no exception. Freddie Prinze Jr worked as a writer in WWE for a bit, and he has a lot of stories to tell now that he has safely created distance from Vince McMahon’s company.

During Wrestling With Freddie, the Scooby-Doo actor recalled one time when he was working on a story, but it was canned. Michael Hayes had to inform Prinze that Michelle McCool talked to her significant other and then he spoke to Vince McMahon about things. That led to the story being nixed.

“He [Hayes] goes, ‘Well, Michelle said that you and her talked and she didn’t really like the story, so it’s gone,’” Prinze Jr. said. “He goes, ‘Freddie, she talked to Undertaker, Undertaker talked to Vince, the story’s gone.”

Prinze didn’t totally leave the pro wrestling world. He is going to open his own promotion and has a plan of action. Generating funds for that venture also encouraged him to take more acting gigs.

The Undertaker had a significant amount of pull in the WWE locker room back in the day. The same is likely true now, even though he isn’t around nearly as much as he used to. It just goes to show that it’s all about who you know.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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