Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2004
Re: The hard question (20+ year old fans only please).
I'm in my mid-twenties too, and while I wouldn't say WWE's product thrills me all the time, I do find it entertaining more often than not. I enjoy wrestling for the action in the ring, and WWE has done a pretty good job of that in the past year and a half (when I really got back into the product). Storyline-wise however, there leaves a lot to be desired... everything feels so basic and has no depth. At its most entertaining points, wrestling has three-dimensional characters and the motivations for fighting one another are more complex - at the moment, TNA is doing a much better job with this than WWE in my opinion.
And while I'm not trying to turn this into a Cena-bashing thread, the handling of his character is one of the main issues I have with WWE's product. He has had literally no character development for years & it really dampens my enjoyment of the product when the face of the company doesn't evolve with the rest of the roster. Even while he was losing pretty much all of last year, he was the same 'happy-go-lucky, smile all the time, never give up' he's been for years. They had a chance to give him some kind of edge or tweak as he went through a losing streak, but nothing has changed. It's somewhat disheartening to see how safe they played it, and now it looks like we're going to get Rock-Cena II & another WWE title reign for John.
That being said, I can handle Cena at the top of the card because he's not the only attraction in WWE for me. I love watching Sandow's verbal barbs, Cesaro outwork everyone in the ring, Team Hell No's antics, Barrett finally becoming a more complete wrestler, & Punk at pretty much everything he does. Plus, Del Rio, Sheamus, Orton are all guys that are fun to watch in the ring, so there are plenty of reasons for me to keep watching.