I heard of this on Monday and didn’t post anything, but now that its been made official I guess I’ll post it. It seems Freddie Prinze Jr. has joined the creative team for WWE. That’s right, better known from his “I Know What You Did Last Summer” movies as well as being the husband of Sarah Michelle Gellar is now working for WWE.
Prinze, Jr. Joins WWE Creative Team
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Freddie Prinze, Jr., a long-time fan of World Wrestling EntertainmentÂ®, joins WWEÂ®â€™s creative team. Prinze, Jr. will now have a behind the scenes role contributing to WWEâ€™s weekly television and pay-per-view programs.
â€œFreddie Prinze, Jr.â€™s passion, energy and creativity make him an excellent fit for WWE,â€ said Chairman Vince McMahon.
“Bringing on board an experienced Hollywood writer, actor and producer like Freddie Prinze, Jr. will only increase the level of entertainment to millions of viewers and passionate WWE fans every Monday on USA,” said Chris McCumber, Executive Vice President Marketing Digital & Brand Strategy, USA Network.
WWEâ€™s programming is seen weekly by nearly 15 million viewers in the United States alone, and in 130 countries around the world (Monday Night RAWÂ®, ECWÂ® and Friday Night SmackDownÂ®).
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I hate to say it, Freddie Prinze Jr. isn’t a bad guy, but he was always a poor man’s Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillpe (and now that they are no longer together I guess by default that makes Prinze/Gellar the new young small time “it” couple) and besides the fact that Gellar was really and is the bread maker in the family what has Prinze been doing recently? I mean, is this a step down or up for him? At least he’s working. And if he does well that’ll open the door for more Hollywood people to help with WWE instead of their usually shit people who don’t really make a big deal in Hollywood and end up crapping on things in creative. I for one hope that he helps out a lot and does well. I would hate to see him end real quick in WWE.
I’ll post more about this as things come up.