The idea of scripted betting has been discussed by WWE Insiders, WWE Fans, and the Community over the last few weeks.
WWE Insiders worry that betting may limit the show’s creativity
Several have suggested that scripted productions betting could open the production up to fraud and manipulation, while others objected saying that scripted shows such as the Oscars did well despite knowing the results beforehand.
Reporting is already out. Frightful select, an outlet dedicated to WWE, quoted insiders saying that they were not thrilled about the prospect of being able to wager on events. It may not be the wrestlers that are the biggest haters. Instead, the writers of the events could feel constrained because they have to include the betting aspect, which can hamper the creative process.
Bullying is also not out of the question. Irate fans have harassed professional athletes. It is possible that the WWE will soon be unable to retain creative talent. The preparation of a WWE Show involves many moving parts. These talents have opinions and preferences on what they want to do or not.
A source stated that it may be more difficult, and in some cases – impossible, to change. The media reported that “the concern is where and what we pitch, how it affects things and the ability of getting things changed that the talent does not agree with.”
Even if the talent doesn’t agree with a result or how events are being presented, it is difficult to change a scripted show.
After the die is cast, there’s not much that writers and producers can do.
It will be difficult for writers and producers to determine who is the winner without taking into account betting patterns.
Betting on scripted events is not worth the trouble, as some insiders have said. There are also some upsides. Sports betting on WWE has the potential to increase viewership and interest in the sport. It can also generate commercial benefits. Insiders, however, privately complain that it may be more trouble than its worth.