It's no secret that WWE has transitioned away from freedom on the microphone to more scripted promos over the years. Veteran wrestlers who worked through the Attitude Era have often challenged the current roster to take more liberties on the mic, while the current roster has tried to explain that it's not the wild west anymore.
While most WWE superstars keep with the script given to them, some have earned the right to veer away or write their own stuff. New Day has often discussed the freedom they've acquired on the microphone throughout their years together.
"We have writers, but if something doesn't feel right, as the performer in front of the red light, you have to adjust it and make it right for you. Every situation is different. As a young performer, who is trying to build that equity with Vince [McMahon] and everyone in the Gorilla position watching and critiquing everything, you have to earn the keys to the car. Unless you just know, 'I'm going to go out there and murder it, can't no one tell me differently,' which is a huge gamble because it's live, if you got it, go for it. My approach was to earn it, every single week, consistently. Let me show them that I can do it, anything they throw at me. I don't suggest that you come in and do your own thing on your own. This is the biggest team process I've ever been apart of. I've never been in a business where someone lays down for me. That's a different type of relationship and respect," he said.
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