To me this is just making an excuse for the current predictability of the product. There is no way you can possibly argue the WWE/F was this predictable in the Attitude Era. Or that WCW was as predictable during the height of the nWo.
You are missing my point. It's not an excuse, it is a fact. There will always
be periods of predictability around periods of exciting new ideas no matter what kind of TV show you are watching. Look at all the great shows in the history of television that had great runs, but eventually were cancelled. I know it may be difficult, but try to look at WWE programming from outside the eyes of a fan. Let me know how you feel years from now when you get a little older.
In regards to watching it with your son, I think that speaks volumes. The fact you find it more enjoyable to watch the show with a child, leads me to think the product is a little too immature just for you to watch alone.
That's a low blow, and quite an insulting comment to make. The fact of the matter is, I was watching WWE before he became interested, and I would still be watching it even if he weren't. I suggest that if you ever have kids of your own, to follow your own logic, once they start watching pro wrestling (or any TV show
) then you
need to stop. Wouldn't want to be a hypocrite, now, would we?
Thumbs up for him liking CM Punk though. I think that guy has been one of the very few reasons for over 20's to watch the show over the past couple of years. Unfortunately he'll never be able to reach his full potential under the current product (imo).
Well, I appreciate getting some kind of props, then.
You should stop worrying. The product is going to get better. There is a lot of great young talent in the industry. All this stuff is cyclical. You get up periods, and down periods. WWE is obviously facing a rebuilding period, IMO. They lost a lot of their biggest names over the past few years, and they didn't properly prepare for it. Now we the fans are paying for it with the crappy storylines of this transition period. Remember what Billy Joel said: "The 'good old days' weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems
I'm amused by guys in their 20's who wonder if they're too old to be watching pro wrestling, or any tv show for that matter. I'm in my 40's and long ago I stopped giving a shit what anyone thinks about what I watch.