By: Mortimer Plumtree
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- The rumor going around is that PWP's last column produced some very intense moments during it's writing developments. Plumtree seemed to have been very unhappy with the introduction of the piece, and was overly demonstrative in front of his laptop as the final writing went live. Many of the editors were said to have been walking on egg shells around him. This might be a result of the PWP writing process slowing down in recent months.
- Following the last PWP article, once it went off the front page for good, there was said to have been a few moments where Plumtree broke kayfabe and went by his real name on Twitter to acknowledge a few departing staff. Many believe that the editors are leaving due to false promises of Taco Tuesdays - a once staple during the glory days of PWP.
Credit: The Plumtree Observer
PWPHater: I just knew things weren't right with PWP. Plumtree just needs to sell the column already. What a joke.
Eric13H: I remember when PWP was good way back when. It's sad to see what has become of the column. I read once in a while, but I long for those days.
StonecoldJ12: Can't even afford lunch for the editing staff anymore? LOL WWE.com provides catering for everyone.
- There seems to be a rocky relationship between PWP and carrier, TNAsylum, for the past few months. It's been well documented that the logo for PWP has changed multiple times over the few months, and many believe this is the carrier's way of forcing PWP to break it's contract to leave. Plumtree denies the report, but has stated on his own podcast where he interviewed himself that he was promised extended column coverage, including a column where he wanted to post a repeat of his column the day after, which would include additional insider notes and opinions on top of his already stated notes and opinions. It is believed that TNAsylum never acknowledged the idea - ever.
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Raiders4Life: This is so clear and obvious to readers. As soon as I saw the logo change, it was obvious that this relationship was on the outs. I am well educated on the situation of logo changes. I don't blame TNAsylum at all. The PWP column only does well because it has "This Week on IMPACT" as a lead in. I hope TNAsylum drops them soon. Plumtree is a moron. Someone else needs to take over this column for it to prosper.
PWPSucksIWC4Ever: Wow, people still read this guy's column? I'm sure PWP fans will have an excuse for this one.
- There is some chatter within PWP that the column is looking to "reboot" itself with a creative change. We aren't sure exactly what this means, but we know that keywords like "creative" and "reboot" are hot button words that generates hits, drives interest, and spurs excitement and controversy among wrestling fans, and of course, pro wrestling column fans.
Plumtree has denied the report. Though, has announced a huge announcement in the first five sentences of the next column.
Some are speculating that the change has something to do with the rumored PWP tour on other sites which was never announced officially by PWP, or anyone really, other than us, but has recently been cancelled, as mentioned previously by us. Our sources claim it's obvious this is part of the rumored budget cuts along with Taco Tuesdays.
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PWPSucks-IWC4Ever: Canceled tours. No Taco Tuesdays. Writing Columns, two, possible three posts ahead of time, pack it up PWP! What a waste!
IWriteRealGood14: No amount of change is going to help PWP. Too much damage has been done. I bet the announcement will be lame too.
- Hits for the PWP have seemingly been decreasing since last year. When comparing PWP's column to other viable and notable competitors such as ESPN.com, Facebook.com, The New York Times, and the Huffington Post, the PWP lags well behind in hits, interest, and comments posted. Many believe this has much to do with TNAsylum looking to get out from under their contract with the column. This has prompted the hashtag #PWPLOL on social media and throughout the IWC. We have heard the site expected the column to at least close the difference in readership in half by now. Which is completely reasonable by many of us reporting this.
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PWPSucks-IWC4Ever: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Wow, look at those hits and readership numbers! ESPN.com is so much better than this because it has higher readership and hits.
CraigLesterStopsEveryone: Honestly, PWP should have been competing with some of these sites by now. At the very least, some of their lesser read pages. Its been around for nearly two years now! PWP made way too many mistakes in the past in writing columns and not pushing the agendas of what is already popular among others. Back in the day during the Attitude Era, columns were edgy, smart, articulate, thoughtful, insightful, and enlightening. That was when it was the best. In fact, unicorns existed, pigs flew, and all was right with the world during the Attitude Era. I miss the Attitude era, it was absolutely glorious!
- According to our sources, Plumtree has no interest in signing recent free agent, Bill Simmons to the PWP. Obviously, this is because the company has no money left for acquiring outside talent. Some speculate that due the development of Plumtree passing on the biggest free agent on the writing market, PWP may not finish the 2015 year as a column. Many speculate that the end is near.
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PWPSucks-IWC4Ever: LOL. Why would they NOT try to sign someone who can change their culture? PWP needs to grow their own stars, but sign the hot free agents. Plumtree has no clue AT ALL! I could do this so much better than him.
RockNRollEspresso: If there is anyone who would be a quick fix, it would be Simmons. Instant eyeballs. PWP could possibly run head to head with Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback. I have no idea why they aren't interested. They need to give him whatever he wants and sign him. At the very least, copy the style of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist and give us some epic and historic literature that worked! The type that worked back in the Attitude Era! It's a shame, PWP had such promise.
- Below are the spoilers for the upcoming PWP columns written from the small confines of the Plumtree Zone in a small NYC apartment. Read at your own caution, but we expect you to read it, judge it, and then criticize PWP for writing so far out in advance and ruining the future columns and the entire brand for you. Completely Plumtree's fault.
- Plumtree wrote a pretty decent closing piece on what was said to have been a great post. Those who were around when he wrote it were instead unmoved and focused on the New York Rangers playoff game. The words did seem to work together well, unfortunately, they did not get a response from those in attendance. 2 stars for this one. Possibly, 2 3/7 if the fans were engaged.
- Not a good writing at all. Again, those in attendance left midway through the writing, claiming need to watch the NBA Playoffs. Typical PWP Writing.
- Sketchy writing filled with errors, grammatical mistakes, and punctual gaffes. A writing that looks like it will need lots of post-production and editing to come off decent on the website. Typical PWP planning and execution.
Credit: Plumtree News Zone
PWPSucks-IWC4Ever: This look like GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won't watch. But I'll comment on the threads of the shows later on.
Eric13H: Shocker, you comment on everything.
PWPSucks-IWC4Ever: Ok, dude - whatever. Stop being a PWP fanboy. You're just mad that PWP sucks!
- Following the writings, many of the PWP editors, TNAsylum execs, and Plumtree tweeted about the success of the writings. Many have already said to have been proud of the future writings coming up throughout the summer. However, we have heard differently, because, you know, we just do. Truth is, PWP morale is down. Many aboard are already sending feelers out for work elsewhere.
Credit: Plumtree Inquisitor
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As always, feedback is very much welcomed below in the comments, and as well as over in Twitterland.