In addition to acting as an ambassador for WWE, Dana Warrior is now taking on a new and somewhat surprising role as a member of their creative team. She is among the writers tasked with crafting the storylines that play out on television each week.
Warrior talked about her new role in an interview with Chuck Carroll of CBS New York.
“Well, I was invited to be a part of the creative team. I was absolutely thunderstruck and excited, and it’s an honor. I’ve been a writer since the time I was small. That was what I identified as. Since third grade, when I won my first award at a book fair. I’ve always called myself a writer, and then I put my own addition on the shelf when I got married to raise my children,” Warrior said.
“I still wrote children’s books. I still taught them both to read by the time that they were four. Because I think literacy is such an incredibly important civil right, quite frankly. And I love literature. I love words. And it was a complete surprise to be invited to take part. But now that I am, I champion women’s voices and authentic women’s voices. And that opportunity given to me by our chairman (Vince McMahon) is just an example of how he champions women in this industry too.
“And talk about evolution. We have really grown, and it was an honor to be able to break a glass ceiling.”
Warrior is hesitant to disclose which characters and angles she’s had a hand in creating but says fans have already seen some of her work.
“You have, but it’s also so collaborative that I would never point out and take credit for things that are collaborative teamwork,” Warrior said when asked if fans have seen her ideas.
“Which is the greatest part of writing in that setting. And when people identify that’s mine, no it’s not. It’s an idea, and it’s fluid, and everybody adds a little something to it. One person can have this idea and by the end of it, it’s something completely different, but better. And that is what our chairman really does.
“He’s the figurehead of making better ideas, searching for great solutions, and enlisting people to help him get there.”