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About the Author
Stuart J. Chartock is - as the name of the site implies - an aspiring WWE writer. He is a 27-year old New Yorker, married, and working a 9-to-5 job. It is his dream to one day be a writer for "World Wrestling Entertainment."
While not meeting many of the professional credentials WWE would like their writers to have, he is a life-long WWE fan with a degree in Media Production (and a screen-play to his credit) who feels that his love, knowledge, and understanding of the product, combined with his natural writing ability, would make him a great addition to the company.
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WWE.com - The online home of "World Wrestling Entertainment", the company I hope to one day work for, and the product that I hold so very near and dear to my heart.
Weebly - A wonderful website-creation and -hosting site, I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking to create a more basic, "casual" type of site. The interface is extremely simple and loaded with features, and you can register your own domain name for as little as $30 a year.
Unchained Wrestling Wallpapers - Celebrate your favorite wrestlers and PPVs with these SPECTACULAR desktop wallpapers. "Dez" is an incredible graphics-artist, and someone that I am pleased to announce will soon be providing wallpapers for this site. If you like the sound of some of the PPVs I've created, wait until you actually see the posters.
R. E. Wood - My stepfather, and another aspiring author, he of the horror-fiction variety. With four books already published, he is making a name for himself amongst horror fans that like their stories deep and thought-provoking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been a WWE fan?
For as long as I can remember. I was probably around three when I saw my first WWE magazine, and it has grown exponentially from there.
What made you want to write for WWE?
It was never something I really “decided” to shoot for, rather it just seemed to come about very organically. Again, I’ve been a WWE-fan practically my entire life, and as my love for creative-writing grew as I got older, the two worlds just seemed to come together.
Have you ever studied any type of creative writing?
Yes, I have a degree in “Communication Media Arts”. I studied television-production, in a program where each student basically took on a certain role, such as director, producer, on-air talent, camera-man, sound-tech, etc. I was always the script-writer.
Have you ever written anything else?
While in college, I wrote a screenplay about a man who spends his entire life trying to woo his childhood crush. It’s pretty much on the exact opposite end of the spectrum as professional wrestling. The few people that have read it (including famed acting coach Terry Schreiber) thought pretty highly of it, though it was far too long to actually make into a movie - would have been something like fifteen hours, and that was AFTER I had edited it down from being nearly twice as long.
What about writing for WWE appeals to you?
There’s the obvious answer of simply loving the product, but it goes deeper than that. First of all, I like ensemble casts. In any medium, more characters means more potential story-arcs, so long as the characters are interesting, and you can’t get much more interesting than the colorful and charismatic WWE Superstars. Secondly, I like the challenge of having to write on the fly - for instance, every time someone is injured, plans must be shifted around. I think I would excel at that aspect.
Are you a fan of other pro-wrestling companies?
Not really. I’ve always been more of a “WWE fan” than a “professional wrestling” fan, I’ve just always preferred Vince McMahon’s version of “sports-entertainment”. I like the glitz and showmanship, I like the more episodic style of story-telling… it’s just more my style.
Of course, that’s not to say that it’s the only company I’ve ever watched. During the height of the “Monday Night War”, I would flip to WCW during commercials [a sinful admission, I know], and was a pretty big ECW fan back in the day. Going further back, I remember watching GWF for a little while back around 1990 (since I had heard that lots of former WWE Superstars were signed there), and have a handful of tapes from smaller feds (UWF, Japan’s FMW and IWA). Even now, I watch TNA [another sinful admission, I’m sure]. However, nothing has ever gotten my interest like WWE does.
To put it into perspective, I have literally hundreds of WWE tapes and DVDs, all of which I have proudly displayed in my living-room. As for non-WWE tapes/DVDs? I probably have about thirty.
What do you think of the so-called “Internet Wrestling Community”?
It is what it is. I’ll admit that, in the late-90’s and early-00’s, I was a part of the “smark” mentality, thinking that because I read some backstage gossip and had the patience to pick apart the product on various message-boards, that I was not only smarter than the “average” fan, but many of the officials within WWE themselves. As I matured, I began to realize that many of the “facts” reported online truly were little more than gossip, speculation, and just plain mud-slinging. I still like to post on message-boards, though I usually just leave my thoughts, and avoid engaging in actual conversations (save for one board in particular, which has several like-minded individuals).
Five or ten years from now, all the young kids who believe that Triple H is the devil will realize that things have been blown way out of proportion, just like I did.
Five favorite wrestlers?
1) Mr. Perfect
2) Shawn Michaels
4) Triple H
5) Mick Foley
Extenuating Circumstances: Chris Benoit
Five favorite matches?
1) Steve Austin vs. Triple H - No Way Out 2001
2) Tajiri vs. Steve Corino - ECW: Hardcore Heaven 2000
3) Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect - King of the Ring 1993
4) Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon - King of the Ring 2001
5) The Rock vs. Mankind - Royal Rumble 1999
Extenuating Circumstances: Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle - Unforgiven 2002
Are there any non-WWE wrestlers that you really enjoy?
A.J. Styles is the one guy I’d really love to see let loose in a WWE-ring. His ability to have a great match against just about anyone began at an unusually early stage in his career, he has an amazing ability to connect with an audience, and his mic-skills have improved a lot in the last two years or so. Alex Shelley is another guy who has a lot to offer - in-ring skills, mic skills, charisma - though he'd have to work on his "cocky young punk" persona to seem like a more credible threat.
Anything else we should know?
Just that my love and enthusiasm for WWE - and the prospect of writing for it - will never go away. Thank you for reading.