Are WWE Writers Trolling Vince McMahon?

The Firefly Funhouse has some odd innuendo, according to one former WWE wrestler ...

It’s often said that WWE writers are writing RAW and SmackDown for an audience of one: Vince McMahon. Vince approves or disapproves of all storylines, verbiage, etc. 

Well, one former WWE wrestler believes that WWE writers are making fun of Vince McMahon right under his nose, and on his own show, and maybe the old man has no idea it’s happening.

Lance Storm made his regular appearance on Figure Four Daily with host Bryan Alvarez this past weekend and said that it resonated with him that many of the references in Bray Wyatt’s “Firefly Funhouse” segments could be interpreted as direct shots at the WWE and its chairman.

“I’ve watched a couple and I’m like ‘Oh my God.’” Storm said, “Correct me if I’m wrong [but] aren’t the writers making fun of Vince McMahon right in front of his nose with these segments? The Firefly Fun House is the WWE. The opening segment is ‘we’re glad you’re a friend, it’s a friendship that will never end’ and Bray keeps doing the ‘let me be the light, I’ll show you the way’ and then all of the skits are all of the inside complaints about the company.

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“There was the husky pig that was eating too much and it’s like you’ll never get a push [because] you’re a fat slob. There was the [buzzard] that ate the rabbit and ate up his own to get ahead and was rewarded for it. In the last one that I saw, [Bray] bludgeoned the rabbit with a hammer because he was revealing the secrets on what really happens in the Fire Fun House. That was Dean Ambrose. All of these skits are all of the inside bad stories you hear about WWE. The Firefly Fun House is the WWE. He even has the Hurt and Heal gloves. Back in the day, it was the old joke in WWE that you either get the carrot or the stick. It’s like, he’s got the Hurt and the Heal gloves and it’s depending on which one you get, you either get the carrot or the stick. I don’t know whether Vince realizes it and he’s doing it because he’s thinking it’s inside and no one will get it or whether they think it’s funny but these segments are a burial of WWE.”

It could be that Vince McMahon gets the joke, and he’s being ultra sly believing the references will fly over people’s head. Or, it’s the writers making fun of McMahon and he just doesn’t realize it.

Storm continued, “The one video I saw, Bray’s hammering a sign on the door and it says ‘abandon all hope, ye who exit here.’ It’s threatening people, if you leave WWE then you can abandon all hope. These skits, if [Vince] realizes what they are, I’m like why would you put them out there? If he doesn’t then are the writers laughing that they are able to get this stuff on television?”

WWE’s ratings continue to spiral. We don’t know RAW’s rating yet from Monday night but if it continues with the trend of recent weeks, it won’t be a good one. 

Meanwhile, the man behind the curtain is either poking fun at himself, or his staff has gone rogue and he’s too slow to realize it.