Even though the booking is blame to a certain extent, these wrestlers of today are just boring.
Serious development on their characters need major work imo.
Well, sure, some people might find the wrestlers boring. But then you've got a guy like me: I'm a huge mark for Punk, huge mark for Bryan, big fan of Ziggler, the Shield, Cesaro, Sheamus (at times), the new tag division, and a whole bunch of other stuff that's going on. So why do I find it eye-searingly painful to sit through Raw? Why have I stopped giving a single hot shit about Smackdown?
I think it's because I feel it's insulting. The lack of thought (or at least, lack of clear thought) that goes into everything WWE does these days is so plainly obvious that it's hard not to feel like your time is better spent elsewhere. They don't give a single shit about pleasing people who watch week-to-week, or even hour-to-hour. Otherwise they wouldn't recap every important segment from the first hour, in full, at least once before the end of the show. Or give a beat-for-beat repeat of the huge finish from Survivor Series on Raw the next night. Or have a recap of the closing 20 minutes of Raw positioned as the main event of Superstars. They have Cesaro hang with Sheamus (and frankly, look better than him) on Raw, but two days ago on Smackdown, he lost clean in about two minutes to R-fucking-Truth. Never mind the fact that for a solid five minutes towards the start of that really, really great match, Cole and King said absolutely nothing about what was going on the ring. They don't care - why would anyone watching?
The only show that's actually consistent is NXT, but that's internally consistent
, and completely divorced from the rest of WWE TV. So divorced in fact, that Cole will repeatedly reference Ambrose being on NXT. Ambrose, who has, as the people who make the effort to actually watch WWE programming know, spent a sum total of zero seconds on NXT.
be happy watching that product? Why wouldn't
people tune out in droves, no matter who's champion, no matter who's in which segment? They could build a main event program of solid gold around Punk, Ryback, Cena, or hell, even Rocky, but it'd still be balanced on the same bullshit foundations that's making it a chore to watch these days, and people would continue to lose interest.