If you listened to our lastest podcast (If you haven’t DO IT NOW), you know how my partner & I felt about the current state of WWE. We are 100% in the Wrestlemania off-season, where the star we want to see are gone & the guys who we were constantly told were mid-carders are now headlining. Don’t get me wrong, I glad guys like Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, & Bad News Barrett are getting predominate positions on a WWE PPV. But the fact that everything has just been thrown together & that WWE continues to insult my intelligence with shitty storylines just makes me feel that they don’t want me to watch wrestling anymore.
Now I know there is good wrestling out there. NXT, Lucha Underground, & Ring of Honor fire on all cylinders & deliver a great pure wrestling product. But when the flagship show is as bad as it is, it makes me grow tired of wrestling & just makes me not want to watch any other wrestling show even if it is miles better in terms of quality. As good as those shows are, some how, some way, Raw manages to negate it & almost make me despise being a wrestling fan.
I respect the hell out of Vince McMahon & everything he’s done for the business because without him, we wouldn’t have had the great wrestling matches we’ve had throughout the years. But the man needs to realize that it’s time to hang up the proverbial boots & retire from day to day operations. The man is borderline senile if his storylines are any indication. His attention span lasts only a week as storylines are not followed up on from week to week. The writers who come in with enthusiasm & passion for the wrestling business end up booking not what makes sense but what Vince thinks makes sense. That’s not how you run a business & it’s hurting the product. I know this is an unpopular opinion but I honestly feel that Triple H can do a better job at this considering he has stepped in the ring & knows what it’s like for those guys & girls who walk out there. He is also a fan of business which is why NXT is as good as it is. Vince needs to retire & spend time at home with his grandchildren & leave the guys who know what they’re doing, do what’s “best for business”
I don’t want to hate wrestling. I’ve been a fan of it since I was a kid. It’s been a major part of my life & I don’t want to just throw it away. But if things continue the way they have been, It’s going to be very tough to justify putting up with it.
– Jeremy G