The previously mentioned incidents are the exceptions to the rule, as the WWE continues to rely heavily upon writers and scripts to drive its various storylines forward. Wrestling rivalries and feuds rarely begin by accident — usually the rise and fall of various WWE Superstars is planned in minute detail. You can actually find WWE scripts online, if you know where to look. For instance, in 2009, Wrestle Zone posted a leaked 12-page Monday Night Raw script. If you have any questions about whether or not it's legit, go read pages 6 and 7 and then watch this YouTube video:
It's important to remember that the leaked script is a first draft, meaning some changes were definitely made before the final version. However, much of the dialogue in the above video is almost word-for-word what you see in the script.
Interestingly, many WWE fans don't seem too bothered by the notion of heavily scripted shows. Their problem is when certain WWE stars make it very
obvious they're reading from a script. This was a hilariously common complaint against commentator Michael Cole as he called the Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker match from WrestleMania 32:
If you look closely, you will see blatant script-reading at certain points in the above video. Whoops.