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Old 02-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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38 yrs old....been watching since the late 70s thanks to my older brother who forced me to watch NWA on Sundays when I wanted to watch cartoons or something else. Then I started watching WWF on Saturdays at noon. Kept watching all the way to the early 2000s when I finally got bored of the product. At that point it seemed like anytime I switched to RAW, all I saw was triple H with a sledge hammer or Cena (who I knew very little about because I didn't see him debut). I happened to switch to an episode of RAW approx 1 yr ago, and was hooked back in. I can only hope that 2013 will keep me interestedÖ..letís get Rock/Cena out of the way first and see if things get better after that.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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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.
I'm 32 and I got a 9yo girl and she loves the divas and quick guys like mysterio or spot fests like mitb matches. her classmates love cena. i would never let her watch any ae stuff.

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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.
so true

Personally, I don't watch wwe except some ppvs but keep up with the product by reading forums. I stick to puro and pwg stuff because those are entertaining and i find wwe to be anything but that.
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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.
Ryback's ok. Not a skilled wrestler by any means, but he does a decent job with the gimmick. It may have been done by Goldberg who did it better, but that was done by Nikita before who did it even better, which was done before by ____ and etc...
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30 here!

Been a fan since I was 4 years old, 1986, watching the WWF with my Dad and older brothers. Watched ever since.

Had breaks in between, but otherwise I've always been a fan. I think my biggest break was between 2003 and 2008, where I barely ever watched. I caught up on YouTube a few years ago so I'm aware of that era now, but I didn't watch it while it was on.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters of the 80's, 90's, and 2000's. All era's had something special about them.
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I have gotten in to the PG argument plenty of times before, but, anyway, for the billionth time, the show's rating is NOT why it sucks. The writing is fucking garbage. Absolute fucking garbage.


I am guessing the ones claiming to be 30+ years of age started watching wrestling at a later age because anyone who started watching it in the 80's/90's (before Attitude Era) would know the product was mostly geared towards kids (especially in the 80's with Hogan). 80's wrestling is the best fucking wrestling ever. It didn't matter about the rating, it was because the storylines were awesome, the characters were original, wrestling was just better in general. Now, you get some guys that stand out, but, the majority are just another generic fuck in tights. It's like the company got lazy and stopped all efforts to be interesting, for the most part.


Forget the rating, it has very little at all to do with the current shittyness of the product. Get better fucking writers because the ones now are trash. IMO, part of the reason is because Vince has no competition. If you have no competition, you rest easy and get lazy because no one is on your ass. If Vince had someone to contend with (TNA and ROH don't count because both are fucking shit), he might try a little harder to get his writing team to create some good shit or get the fuck out so he can get a new team of writers.
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I have gotten in to the PG argument plenty of times before, but, anyway, for the billionth time, the show's rating is NOT why it sucks. The writing is fucking garbage. Absolute fucking garbage.


I am guessing the ones claiming to be 30+ years of age started watching wrestling at a later age because anyone who started watching it in the 80's/90's (before Attitude Era) would know the product was mostly geared towards kids (especially in the 80's with Hogan). 80's wrestling is the best fucking wrestling ever. It didn't matter about the rating, it was because the storylines were awesome, the characters were original, wrestling was just better in general. Now, you get some guys that stand out, but, the majority are just another generic fuck in tights. It's like the company got lazy and stopped all efforts to be interesting, for the most part.


Forget the rating, it has very little at all to do with the current shittyness of the product. Get better fucking writers because the ones now are trash. IMO, part of the reason is because Vince has no competition. If you have no competition, you rest easy and get lazy because no one is on your ass. If Vince had someone to contend with (TNA and ROH don't count because both are fucking shit), he might try a little harder to get his writing team to create some good shit or get the fuck out so he can get a new team of writers.
You are 100% correct. Wrestling in the 80's was great. Yeah it had lame characters too but many great ones plus a great tag team division, strong mid card, the intercontinental title had meaning, and big time main events. And the big time main events were saved for PPV or Saturday Nights Main Event(which was awesome back then)instead of being thrown up on TV every Monday night, so it meant more. Intense rivalries occurred all the time. Not this hey lets trade wins just because for a month. It was never a bloodfest but it would happen when it counted. The product doesn't need to be dumbed down this much. It isn't a fucking ticklefest, it's wrestling.
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Shoot. That old show Prime Time Wrestling show on USA back in the day with Heenan and Monsoon was great. Just great matches from all around the country. And if the champ was on TV, something big was going on. I always liked the interviews out on a podium by the audience. Many a great promo cut and feud started there. Same goes for that little stage they used to shoot the Saturday night TBS show at. Between WWF and NWA which I started watching first there were ton of great matches. The tag titles were held in high regard then. Hell, Crockett had a tag team tournament as a big attraction. They could have a Survivor Series with 10 great to decent quality teams. I do miss how it used to be. It didn't seem so produced if that makes sense.
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You are 100% correct. Wrestling in the 80's was great. Yeah it had lame characters too but many great ones plus a great tag team division, strong mid card, the intercontinental title had meaning, and big time main events. And the big time main events were saved for PPV or Saturday Nights Main Event(which was awesome back then)instead of being thrown up on TV every Monday night, so it meant more. Intense rivalries occurred all the time. Not this hey lets trade wins just because for a month. It was never a bloodfest but it would happen when it counted. The product doesn't need to be dumbed down this much. It isn't a fucking ticklefest, it's wrestling.
That's why PPVs were so much better. You had the 'main' ones, not one every single month. They made time to build up the feuds and make you actually give a shit about them. Why the hell should I give a shit about a feud when I see the same people fight every week on Raw/SD and for all 12 PPVs a year? Absolute shit. Just look at all the PPVs and see how many matches we see multiple times in a row. I would care if they had these guys smack talk each other and interfere in each other's matches building up for a showdown at a PPV. I do not give a shit if Big Show and Del Rio fight 1800 times on cable television and every PPV.
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Yeah man. It was great when it was just 4 big shows a year. They were all unique and you got the big match ups. They felt like events instead of just another show, good stuff. They could probably fill a stadium more than once a year if they didn't have so many PPVs and the ones remaining were made to feel special and can't miss.
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I'll be 42 next month and although I did enjoy the AE I also enjoyed the Hogan era. By the time mid-90s came around I had no time for the WWF
I watch WWE/TNA and a few other promotions.
Right now the booking in the WWE is horrible which is a shame because they have a fairly talented roster. PG has nothing to do with it being bad, uncreative creative and hiring workers that will coast along just for a check is what is killing the WWE.
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