WWE Total Divas story producer Michael Wehr recently spoke with John Corrigan of Temple News about his involvement with WWE's latest reality show focusing on the Divas. Below are some interview highlights:
How He Joined the Show: "I lucked out. In Hollywood, they always say it’s who you know; it’s not a cliché. I was working on a show for TLC called 'Gypsy Sisters' and I was going to sign on for season two, but I started interviewing for other shows. One of my ex-coworkers recommended me to a friend of his, and all I heard was that it was a wrestling show about girl wrestlers. So I made the call to the powers that be and within 30 seconds, she told me it was for the WWE and I said I’ll sign on. I had to break some ties, but everybody knows you have to go where the work is, and I don’t think I could live with myself if I passed up on a WWE show."
His Role On Total Divas: "I watch endless amounts of footage," he said. "I take different aspects and form a story without manipulating it too much. Going in, the executive producers kind of have an idea of what direction they want to go in, but other times a scene will be shot and the story is not getting across, so we have to figure how to do that as quickly as possible. Two people could be having a heart-to-heart, and then all of a sudden a dog could run in barking with some kids and ruin the scene."