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Old 12-05-2012, 10:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Non-sensical storylines with very little follow through

The wrestlers themselves are nowhere near as talented as the guys who came out of the territories

Lack of character development

Poor utilization of the roster (very few storylines for mid/lower card wrestlers)

Lack of versatility in today's WWE wrestlers, all of them come off like they are the same, almost robtotic compared to other eras

The "top" matches are a solid level below the top matches of the past

No big time feel to any of the main events

Most crowds are dead compared to those of the past

Same guys stay on top constantly

Storylines are way too predictable
What a great response. I agree with every single point.

It just seems like they never follow through with storylines.
They don't have enough guys in a solid title hunt angle
They fast track guys to the top and then pull the rug out from under them.
The lack of good gimmicks etc....
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What annoys me is that the shows are more child orientated. The face of the company is as cheesy as it gets (Like his PG swearing). Look at the attitude era, The Rock and SCSA were the top guys and all though I didn't like them as a fan they were still entertaining and would be borderline heel these days. HHH was a sledge hammer wielding bastard, Kurt Angle was more manly than Cena and he promoted drinking milk and being a all round "doofus'' out of the ring. Punk is the only real heel these days and even though I like Sndow and Cesaro they're just pantomime villains.

The crowd is shit as well 9/10 especially raw just passed. The only time Punk got heat was when he directly insulted the crowd. Thats not Punks fault imo it's that probably half the crowd are kids and their Mums there to see Cena and Shaemus. Why would a kid care about Punk insulting people about being unemployed or a drinker, smoker or layabout. Even Right to Censor used to get boo'd when they entered and no one gave a fuck about them really.

Also Zack Ryder, AJ, The Miz, Kofi Kingston
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What annoys me is that the shows are more child orientated. The face of the company is as cheesy as it gets (Like his PG swearing). Look at the attitude era, The Rock and SCSA were the top guys and all though I didn't like them as a fan they were still entertaining and would be borderline heel these days. HHH was a sledge hammer wielding bastard, Kurt Angle was more manly than Cena and he promoted drinking milk and being a all round "doofus'' out of the ring. Punk is the only real heel these days and even though I like Sndow and Cesaro they're just pantomime villains.

The crowd is shit as well 9/10 especially raw just passed. The only time Punk got heat was when he directly insulted the crowd. Thats not Punks fault imo it's that probably half the crowd are kids and their Mums there to see Cena and Shaemus. Why would a kid care about Punk insulting people about being unemployed or a drinker, smoker or layabout. Even Right to Censor used to get boo'd when they entered and no one gave a fuck about them really.

Also Zack Ryder, AJ, The Miz, Kofi Kingston
Totally agree about the child orientation; it's as if it has neglected its audience from recent years and totally changed the meaning of a wrestling organisation. Myself I guess like a lot of people switched off around 2005 (perhaps because of my age and growing up). It was still watchable then though.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The all white ropes really kill it for me. makes everything look so bland.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Personally the only main gripe I have is the lack of making the entire roster feel worth something. To me that was the beauty of wrestling in the 80's, certainly the 90's, and even in the majority of the 2000's. Now it's either the workers who have pushes that are used and the rest of the roster who are purely "there". A term used many, many times, yet has never been as on point as it is now. Even some of the workers who are used often are lost a la Alberto Del Rio & Randy Orton. If the upper card guys have nothing going for them then well I can't expect much from the mid to lower card workers, now can I?

If there is one thing to praise about the ever "glorious" Attitude Era it was the depth of the roster. Even the jobbers were over and relevant. THE JOBBERS. Guys like Mean Street Posse, Steven Richards, Too Much, etc. Eventually those guys would get pushes too. That's so rare right now. Only way to get a push in today's wrestling, it seems, is to return or debut from something if not already established.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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the video games
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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using the legends to draw the crowd these days dont mins seeing them but it becomming a bit of a habit

anything wrestling wise tht includes john cena, miz

not doing decent storylines and constantly using ones tht have been done years ago
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hooo boy, let me count the ways...

1. Nobody seems to have any idea how to build main eventers anymore. Let's use Del Rio as an example. When he debuted, they literally threw every accolade they could in his face. World titles, Royal Rumble, I think he even won Money in the Bank (not sure). They tried to use these prestigious accolades to get him over, and therein lies the problem: you don't use titles to GET people over, you give them to people that ARE over. Thus, the only legit main eventers around right now are Cena, Punk, Ryback, Sheamus and Big Show. Even Randy Orton is an upper-midcarder now.

2. As a result of using titles to get over, championship prestige is at an all-time low. Nobody backstage cares about the U.S. title, the IC title is hotshotted without any real storyline, see above for the WHC, and the WWE title wasn't booked as the most important thing in the company, for a time. John Cena was. Yeah, being booked below Cena vs. Rock is one thing, but Cena vs. Laurinaitis? No. As a result, the U.S. title is shit, the IC title is a slightly more polished shit, the WHC title is the new US title, the WWE title is the new IC title, and the title of being John Cena is the new WWE title. And then there's the fact that (kayfabe-wise) nobody cares about the title anymore. "LEO KRUGER DOESN'T CARE ABOUT TITLES, HE JUST WANTS PREY", "BROCK LESNAR DOESN'T CARE ABOUT TITLES, HE JUST WANTS MONEY", "RYBACK DOESN'T CARE ABOUT TITLES, HE JUST WANTS TO HURT CM PUNK." If nobody in the company cares about the title, why should anyone else?

3. Due to their mad scramble for more main eventers, all they focus on now is hotshotting a newcomer to the main event and making him a monster. The midcard is a dead zone now. Most midcard feuds are half-assed (or non-existant), midcarders get no mic time, etc. And since hotshotting accolades doesn't work, their hotshotted main eventers usually (not always) end up being set back by it all. And since nobody in the midcard is getting attention, there's nobody ready to break the glass ceiling. They end up with a grand total of 0 main eventers.

...tl;dr version: titles are booked in a way that lowers their prestige, bad booking in the main main event, nonexistant booking in the midcard.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:02 AM   #19 (permalink)
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it's a joke and an embarrassment to old school, true fans like myself. when raw is on, i'm usually watching a raw from 98' or so.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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it's a joke and an embarrassment to old school, true fans like myself. when raw is on, i'm usually watching a raw from 98' or so.

Agreed, I started from January 99 and I'm into October 99. I regret starting this late, I'll have to go back to 98 after I've watched 2003 lol.
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