More on WWE Moving Writers Around, Upcoming Draft, NXT Writing Team


-- As noted yesterday, WWE shuffled around some of their top creative writers yesterday by moving Ed Koskey from Raw over to Smackdown to serve as the head writer under Eric Bischoff's leadership. Former lead writer Ryan Ward is away on a leave of absence after getting married. On Raw, former 205 writer Jonathan Baeckstrom is now the main guy on the writing team under Paul Heyman's direction. This is all in anticipation of WWE's move to the FOX network starting next month as it is expected that like talent and announcers, each brand will have a dedicated and exclusive writing team with no crossover whatsoever.

-- Also reported yesterday is the upcoming WWE draft scheduled for October 11 and October 14 on Smackdown and Raw, respectively. PWInsider.com reports that WWE talent has been told to expect much stronger boundaries between the two brands moving forward and that the "wild card" rule will be eliminated though "things change on a whim" in the company.

-- Finally, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that WWE is looking to add to the writing staff for their NXT shows, which is the complete opposite of AEW who are not hiring writers for their show. They add that that will be one huge difference between WWE and AEW when they go head-to-head in that it will be a heavily scripted WWE show compared to more of an “old school version” by AEW where segments will still be laid out but a lot of things will go unscripted.

WWE & NXT Backstage News, Rumors & *Spoilers*

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* Renee Young Reveals 'Amazing Gift' Jon Moxley Got Her (Video)
* Update On Triple H Trying To Keep Vince McMahon's Influence OUT Of NXT
* Update On Another WWE Draft To Permanently Split Up Rosters
* Before & After Pics: Cesaro Gets New Teeth After They're Knocked Out
* Former WWE Superstar HOSPITALIZED On 8/26, Posts Update (Photo)
* Daniel Bryan & Kofi Pay Tribute To CM PUNK At 8/26 WWE Event (Video)
* *SPOILER* WWE King Of The Ring 2019 FINALISTS Revealed?
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* Edge Posts Photo Of His Body: In Way Better Shape Than His WWE Prime!
* Becky Lynch Shows Off Engagement Ring Rollins Proposed With (Photos)
* Becky Lynch Takes Exception To Taylor Swift's New Single "The Man"

AEW Post-ALL OUT Backstage News, Rumors & *Spoilers*

* Chris Jericho Starts "#ALittleBitOfTheBubbly" Social Media Movement
* Tallahasse PD Finds Stolen AEW Title Belt -- Photo (*UPDATED*)
* UPDATED (9/4): What Is Going On With Chris Jericho's STOLEN AEW Title?!
* What Happened After All Out: Cody Promo, Tony Khan Starts Tradition
* CM Punk Says Starrcast/All Out Weekend Was "Best He's Ever Been Part Of"
* PAC Throws Bottle At Hangman Page Backstage After All Out (Video)
* Backstage News On How AEW Plans To Establish Their Own Titles
* Report: Kylie Rae Requests, Granted Release From AEW Contract
* Chris Jericho Wins AEW World Title (Photos), AEW Women's Title Match
* Jericho's Epic Promo As First AEW World Champ After All Out Ends (Video)
* Arn Anderson, LAX, Orange Cassidy Debut At All Out (Videos)
* AEW Full Gear PPV Announced For 11/9 In Baltimore, Maryland
* Backstage Update On AEW Banning Chair Shots To The Head
* Experts Explain Why NXT Will Beat AEW In "Wednesday Night War"
* Moxley Surprises Renee Young w/ What She Calls "Amazing Gift" (Video)
* Shawn Spears & WWE Superstar Get Married (Wedding Photo Gallery)
* AEW ALL OUT Results From Hoffman Estates, Illinois (8/31)

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