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Old 02-06-2013, 12:56 AM   #31 (permalink)
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It seems a lot of is are like-minded - which is nice to see for a change.

We don't mind PG - but also would not be against a better show within that framework

I equate this to the current TMNT show I mentioned in my original Post - if you have ever watched that, it is undoubtedly a kids' show - but the humour is razor sharp, the action is great and the storylines well written - All Ages

Or take Avatar as an example - great action, great story, well written - all ages kids' show

Like most of you - I think it is the poopy jokes that get to me - but in opposite to that I think we can agree that Sandow, Shield, Cesaro and a few others deliver something different from the norm - which is a good thing.

I am interested to hear what the posters on here think of Ryback - since he gets a lot of flack most elsewhere on this board.

I kind of enjoy him - 70% positive and 30% negative only because of his lack of cardio. But I think he is ok on the mike and passable in the ring.

PS> I am 33 by the way (HA! had to ask my wife how old I am - the mind is going - too much beer in my 20s)
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I'm 34 and have been watching since 89.
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I'm 30 now and starting to get that Danny Glover feel a couple times during the show.. "I'm too old for this shit."
Ugh... I get that sometimes too.

Another problem I have is when a show is boring, I can't help but go in my head - 'He is fake hitting him...Miz looks like he is punching him, but he's not... that kick was fake...'

I rate a match more stars the more it takes me out of this mindset

Good example was Cesaro / Ryback on Monday - I was bored at that point and my mind was wandering - 'look how tired Ryback is... that hit didn't look real '

But by minute 3 or so I was engrossed (since Cesaro dominated - coincidence?)

So, even though purists would not rate the match high - I would personally - as it made me interested and not 'feel to old for this shit'
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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.

Hey mate - love your positivity thread - as I mentioned in there as well.

Question - do you have kids? what do they think of today's WWE? Just wondering if you will keep on watching regardless because your kids' watch - which is what I think the WWE is accomplishing to a large degree.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Nice to see some other 'older' fans about. I'm 35 myself and started watching in 83.

I still find myself very passionate about the business but I don't take things personally either. Doesn't matter if my guys win or not, I tend to be workrate or character oriented and have an understanding of why things are done certain ways for certain purposes. As others have stated, the constantly shifting landscape has become common place and I've developed an appreciation for the campy nature of the product (sometimes bad booking, botches and blunders provide great entertainment).

It's fucking 'pro-wrestling' and I love it, but it's 'pro-wrestling'.

My children have probably been subjected to more wrestling footage than most people will see in their entire lives, but my daughter isn't interested and my youngest is too young to understand. My seven-year-old son on the other hand has only recently started taking an active interest in watching the product with me.
I have no problem with the modern product as it's geared to everyone, both adults and kids. Have even taken to showing my son some vintage stuff including AE and ECW but I'm also very liberal in that way and take the time to explain things to him as we watch.

Edit: I'd just like to add that sometimes being a contributing member of this forum can be difficult as an actual adult wading through a pool of often petulantly posting pre-teens.
I feel you on that last point - it is sometimes hard to remember we are not always chatting to age-peers. (note, I said age - I know age does not = mental maturity as I see a lot of posters on here below 30 with some real insight)

this doesn't even feel like a proper thread as no-one say 'you are teh suxxorz' yet

What did your son think of the AE stuff? who did he like?
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I'm approaching 30. Not quite there yet!

I suppose my kids are to thank (or blame!), for me getting back into watching wrestling. They started getting into it in 2010 when the Nexus angle had just started. Then it was a case of " oh you're watching wrestling? I used to watch that. It was called WWF back then though".

I sat down and watched it one day with them and really enjoyed it. Very different to the last time I watched it, which was around 2000. The PG format didn't really bother me as I was watching it with my kids and had seen it all before anyway. When I'd watched Hogan, Warrior, Savage etc, it had been kid friendly.
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Another 30+ here. my dad starting taking me to about 2 house shows a month right after Wrestlemania 3 so I have been a fan for a long time. Started off great with that kid amazement of the spectacle. Early 20's for the Monday night wars, Attitude era, and ECW and I think we just got spoiled during that time. Wrestling was awesome. Now I take it for what it is, entertainment. Not so much the super fan any more. Will usually at least catch the PPVs and odd RAW here and there depending on whats happening. There are things I love and absolutely hate in the current product. The rise of Punk and Bryan has been nice but the Cenas(present day), Hornswoggle, and Brodus Clay are just straight embarrassing to watch. If my girl walks in on any of those segments and asks me why I watch that crap I have to search for an answer. She never comes in when something awesome is happening. But the again she watches real housewives so my ass is always at the ready for her to kiss. But alas I am attending my first Wrestlemania this year and am beyond stoked. I've been through some turns in the business and always hope it will turn back on the up again.
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Nope, no children. I'm not a fan of kids, honestly.
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I'll be 30 next month. I don't need the AE era back, either. But as others have said, I think there is a happy medium between where the product is now and the AE. I don't see why they can't delve into that area alittle bit more. I'd be perfectly fine with the Ruthless Aggression era type of content. It just seems alittle too "kidd-ish", over-produced, and too clean, as well. These are all fixable things, but it doesn't seem like they have much interest in changing things up at least a little bit and that's a shame. Because WWE is stale at the moment.
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What did your son think of the AE stuff? who did he like?
When Lesner returned I got onto the topic of him and Taker in HIAC, so I showed him the match. While watching that, I started telling him about the Mankind bump and he really wanted to see that. Like most kids, he thinks Undertaker is somethin' special.

Right now his favorite is Ryback, !
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