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Old 02-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm still pretty passionate about pro-wrestling. I do find myself getting worked up when I feel like things aren't going swimmingly. For me, I think the reason is because I have been watching & following wrestling for so long, I feel like all of my time invested should mean something, as a fan. Instead, WWE constantly makes me feel like not only does me being a fan not matter, but they don't care at all that I ever existed. The fans that were there to put them on the map are completely forgotten about like we don't exist. I understand building new audiences & your product switching gears & everything but I don't think it should be at the cost of alienating long-term fans. I have been watching WWE for twenty-five years. Through Hogan, through Hart, through Diesel, through Austin, through Rock, through Triple H & through Cena. I guess the marketing "strategy" is that we're not going to ever go away if we haven't yet but that's not true. I didn't watch RAW last week because the Royal Rumble was so bad. Although I did watch (and enjoy) RAW this week, I would leave if things didn't improve. Without the return of Mark Henry, the Punk/Jericho match or Brock Lesnar, that's a completely different show. The ending was still dreadful. The first hour might as well have not even happened.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This fits me as well. My first "live" (as much as it could be where I live) PPV was Wrestlemania VI and I still have very clear memories of how awesome it was seeing that as a kid, especially Hogan vs Warrior of course.

I've had quite long periods where I've stopped watching though so I've probably been away from wrestling slightly more than I've been watching since then. Right now I came back thanks to CM Punk and he's the one I'm counting on to always entertain me, along with Heyman. I also like Bryan, The Shield (especially high hopes for Ambrose), Cesaro, Ziggler and a few others. The returns of Jericho, Lesnar and Rock are also fun. The writing isn't that good though but there are good enough performers for the show to always have something worth watching.

I guess I can relate to the part of watching mainly the midcard guys and so on though, seeing how Punk is the first guy in a long time that's a big favorite that's also been pushed strongly as champ and main eventer for a long period of time.
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Funny though - most on this thread would have kids (I don't - wife and I decided against it )

Does that make you guys more in favor of PG? Or do you long for the AE of our youth - happy to let your kids watch that with you as well if wwe changed back.

For me, I never enjoyed AE - as I don't enjoy Jerry Spinger mentality entertainment for the most part - I was a ruthless aggression era guy with Eddie, Benoit, Kurt and Lesnar at the forefront.

Those were the days IMO


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Funny though - most on this thread would have kids (I don't - wife and I decided against it )

Does that make you guys more in favor of PG? Or do you long for the AE of our youth - happy to let your kids watch that with you as well if wwe changed back.

For me, I never enjoyed AE - as I don't enjoy Jerry Spinger mentality entertainment for the most part - I was a ruthless aggression era guy with Eddie, Benoit, Kurt and Lesnar at the forefront.

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Im not sure i want the AE back, but i just want WWE to be less overly kiddy-friendly at times, hell its probably 'G' at most points,

Just push the envelope more often tbh, surely they can go that bit furthur without having to say fuck, or show half naked ladies or whatever.
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There's a ton of great young talent right now it's a shame Vince won't let someone who knows what their doing(like Heyman) write for them.
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There's a ton of great young talent right now it's a shame Vince won't let someone who knows what their doing(like Heyman) write for them.
Heyman should definitely be a writer or at least an acting coach to the talent to sell story lines.
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I'm 35. I watch more to root on my "guys" and hope that they make it to the top. The product is not nearly as entertaining, but I enjoy reading about and discussing the business to the same degree I did back then.
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33 here. I miss the Crockett days (I'm from the Carolinas), but always loved WWF/E too. I think it would be great to have an over 30 section here (not a knock toward any younger fans) because we have a completely different mindset toward the business.
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Funny though - most on this thread would have kids (I don't - wife and I decided against it )

Does that make you guys more in favor of PG? Or do you long for the AE of our youth - happy to let your kids watch that with you as well if wwe changed back.

For me, I never enjoyed AE - as I don't enjoy Jerry Spinger mentality entertainment for the most part - I was a ruthless aggression era guy with Eddie, Benoit, Kurt and Lesnar at the forefront.

Those were the days IMO


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I was big on the AE because I was in High school/college and watched religiously during the time. But I also love the 80s period. PG doesn't bother me much, but I wish they would show blood once in a while. It's been an integral part of wrestling since well before I was born.
PG is fine, but if Raw is on umtil 11pm and usually lasts longer than that, why don't they put on an edgier product during the final hour? Kids shouldn't still be up at that point, so why not get a little bit edgier at the end of the show? My kids are WWE fans, but they're not old enough to stay up and watch the whole show. PG for the first hour and a half, then TV-14 for the second half.

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