The Job Of A Road Agent, John Cena’s Program With Brock Lesnar, WWE As Sports Entertainment, WWE Legends House

What is a “road agent”?

Road agents are now known as producers in WWE. They are former wrestlers that act as liaisons between the creative team and wrestlers. Storyline plans will come down from creative and are given to the producers to go over with talent. It’s also the producers who are in charge of live events and make sure things run smoothly.

Why did WWE end John Cena’s program with Brock Lesnar so soon?

Vince McMahon wanted to do Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena immediately for several reasons, however, there are a couple worth mentioning. First, McMahon knew the longer they waited for Lesnar to return, the more his star would fade. Vince was determined that Brock’s first post-UFC appearance was in a WWE ring so when a contract was signed, he wanted Lesnar in the ring immediately. Cena agreed to work with Brock as a a way to provide a main event level feud. It’s also important to remember that Lesnar isn’t a full-time star so he is limited to the amount of dates he will work therefore WWE doesn’t want to overuse Lesnar in the beginning when they can spread out his dates to get full use of his drawing power. While Brock has seemingly moved on to a program with Hunter there was talk at one point of having him involved in Cena’s match on Sunday against John Laurinaitis although there has been a new path paved for Big Show should that be the direction WWE wants to go in.

What’s the logic behind labeling pro wrestling as sports entertainment and not a sport?

Vince McMahon likes to call the workers “entertainers” and “performers” and not “wrestlers” while referring to WWE as sports entertainment and not pro wrestling. It’s all part of shedding the stereotypes associated with pro wrestling in order to broaden and diverse the fan base. McMahon also likes to brand WWE as an entertainment company in which investors are likely to take more seriously than a pro wrasslin organization. A lot of the boys think it’s silly because everyone associates WWE with pro wrestling but there is a method to McMahon’s madness.

What’s the latest on the premiere of WWE Legends House?

There was talk that WWE Legends House could end up airing on SyFy with the delay of the WWE Network. The talk was it would have premiered last month but it didn’t happen. The show is finished and now it’s up to WWE as to where it will be distributed. While I don’t know what nixed the possible deal with SyFy, I’m sure WWE likes the fact the show provides them with more original programming they can use to pitch the prospective WWE Network.

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  • Lil Wayne YMCMB

    dear vince macmahon,
    if wrestlers are entertainers then why is WWE films flopping? Your top star can't even sell in box office. I mean John cena

    • Alex

      I don't get why this comment has so many thumbs downs. All the WWE films have flopped. The only "wrestler' to be a successful movie star was Rock and he never did any WWE films. Don't get me wrong I loved The Marine, but it bombed in the box office.

  • Aldo T

    Personally, I'd love to see "WWE Legends House" on USA.. Simply because they are able to draw a broader fan base.

    But really, thats just me and wishful thinking.

  • IRA VALFER

    One of the reasons that WWE emphasizes "ENTERTAINMENT" is that New York State requires State medical staff at "PROFESSIONAL SPORTS" events. In order to ensure that WWE has control over "JOBBING" injuries in NY (and other locations) they state that the events are "EXHIBITIONS" and not a sport.

    • Thomas M.

      I never heard that one, but one to add to my list. Also, some arenas will charge differently for use between a "sporting event" or a "performance". Why can't people just put the complaints to rest? It's the same product regardless if it's called "Professional Wrestling" or "Entertainment".

  • Jim

    Putting "Legend's House" on SyFy would be a mistake IMO. WWE needs as much original programming as they can get for the new network. So I think they should just hold off debuting the show until they cab get the clearence they need for the WWE Network.

    • Alex

      That WWE network will never happen. It'll keep getting delayed over and over again. Remember, it was originally suppose to debut after Wrestlemania. Vince may run a wrestling company better than Ted Turner, but he'll never run a true entertainment conglomerate like Ted. Vince will never had a TNT, TBS, or CNN.

  • Mojo

    What the heck is the legends house anyways? Dudes hangin out together like in big brother?

  • AJG316

    A good example of a road agent that just came to mind us al snow

  • kok

    John cena vs brock lesnar would have like to have seen a sequel to this fued

  • http://Newfoundlanddesigner.com Justin

    So basically because everybody says that wrestling is "fake", Vince McMahon brands WWE as an entertainment company in hopes to be taken more seriously. Now WWE is an entertainment company in the since that wrestling is a form of entertainment. But the way Vince is trying to brand WWE as an entertainment company is an epic fail. You can't deny the fact that WWE is a wrestling company. This is like calling creationism creationist science.

    • Alex

      You hit the nail right on the head. Vince knows how to do wrestling, that's true. However he'll never have that mainstream acceptance that he had during the attitude era, nor will he ever be successful in any venture he does outside of WWE. Remember the XFL, Bodybuiding Federation, WWE films. These have all failed badly.