Hands up. Who here thinks that scripted promos are suffocating WWE? Who thinks that, creatively speaking, taking all the agency away from the performers and forcing them to stick to a strict set of preprepared talking points flies in the very face of wrestling as a performance art? Oh, all of you? Buckle up then.
You see, as much as we all hate them, they exist for a very, very, very good reason. Wrestlers simply cannot be trusted to go out in front of a camera, shackles off, and not just lay one massive, solid, egg of huge mistake. Sometimes, yeah, it's just a duff line or a 'bit' that doesn't quite work, but you'd be astounded how many times it's a PR disaster.
As CM Punk once said, it's not a microphone it's a pipebomb, and wrestlers are more than capable of accidentally stuffing a live one straight down their own throats. Ok, sometimes they don't got off and we just get incredibly awkward bits of airtime, but every once in a while either the wrestler or their interviewer combusts into a thousand sticky pieces right before our eyes.