Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
The problem is that neither the storylines, nor stars are good enough to make wrestling bloom. I don't think wrestling is dying unlike most who try to overexagerate things, but let's just compare WCW and WWF in its prime to current WWE.
WCW had Steiner/Goldberg, the more brute personalties, WWE had the more hollywood style personas. Austin was the characterised redneck who drinks a lot of beer, The Rock was the arrogant high-society guy with charisma that would get his way, Steiner was the ultimate alpha male who would beat guys up for no pleasing their wife, and Goldberg would be the badass guy with insane intensity that could fuck anyone up.
In all four cases, creative did their best to display each wrestlers character. Nowadays wresters are both less interesting and storylines try less to make them standout more. If Austin didn't kick ass, if Rock didn't have catchphrases and expensive suits, if Goldberg lost and if Steiner never got chicks, how would they look like? Not very well.
On another note, WWE really needs a Scott Steiner like personality. Imagine a huge guy ripped to shreds shooting back on Punk and owning him totally, then fucking Lita, only to beat him up again. Maybe Cesaro could do it? He's a great ring worker put in a shitty gimmick, but he has the strength needed, and probably enough charisma if needed. Dunno if he could ever get Steiner level personality but it would probably be a good effort.