Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

At the moment, Michael Hayes and Chris "BIG DICK Johnson" DeJoseph are writing SmackDown together. Hayes serves as the lead writer of SmackDown, while DeJoseph maps out the show. Creative team member Ed Koskey currently handles the bulk of what you see on ECW each week as he pretty much writes the show himself. Regarding the Smackdown writing crew, one source summed up the working relationship between Hayes & DeJoseph by saying, "Michael doesn't know what's cool and hip, while DeJoseph lives for VH1 and MTV."

For those wondering, Michael Hayes will be taking Freddie Prinze, Jr. under his wing. Prinze, Jr. is slated to work under him on SmackDown. Prinze, Jr.'s hiring was not really a major topic of discussion backstage compared to other mainstream stories involving the company in the past.

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