I agree, and this is one of the few threads that talk about 'Hypocrisy' and actually make sense.
Lameus in a hardcore match would be the worst thing ever, he sucks.
because they turned him into this happy-go-lucky smiling goody. His 'Celtic Warrior' Bad-ass face gimmick was what made him unique and enjoyable.
Originally Posted by Chaos-In-Motion
You want hardcore wrestling, go watch CZW. Hardcore is only entertaining when it involves both aspects of HARDCORE and WRESTLING. Watching guys get hit with a florescent light bulb on fire wrapped in barbed wire through a table into thumbtacks isn't wrestling.
You want true wrestling? Go watch ROH or some other Indy promotion. WWE is meant for fans who like story-driven, entertaining wrestling matches with superstars who are interesting to watch.
The OP is right, watching two guys in tights rolling around with each other IS boring unless there is some emotion/story involved in the match. That is the whole point of WWE and why it got famous back in the Attitude Era, no it was not the good 'technical' wrestling matches, there is a good share of that these days too, it was the 'Attitude' that brought a lot of people into watching it.
So yeah, the real reason WWE Isn't that popular anymore is because its not following what its supposed to be 'World Wrestling Entertainment'