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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Let's talk about the writing. Yes, we all know it is not stellar, but why is it that way? There are a lot of theories:
- The writers aren't wrestling fans so they don't know how to write wrestling.
- The writers are not writing to appease an audience, they are writing to appease Vince McMahon.
- No matter what the writers submit, it is rewritten by other people anyway, including Vince McMahon.
- People like Stephanie McMahon & Michael Hayes having a say in the creative process is a conflict of interest as they play favorites & politic as much as the wrestlers do.
So, really, if one or any combination of those are actually true, there is no real solution. It would require Vince McMahon to step away from WWE completely, Stephanie McMahon to lose her creative job & then either the writers could write with free reign or would be replaced with wrestling fans, which again just leads to politics and playing favorites.
With constant re-writes, last minute changes, injuries, suspensions, ratings panic, Vince McMahon mood swings, etc. it doesn't matter who is writing what it is never going to have any continuity or make any sense. It is a creative frog in a blender. So now the show is just a way to kill time, from a creative standpoint. It does not really matter what is put on air as long as they get through each show. That is why things happen for no reason. It is why feuds never die. It is why no one is over, there is no heat, titles don't mean anything, title reigns don't mean anything, champions don't matter, shows don't matter, etc.
Plus, just from a creative standpoint, having to write, what, 7 1/2 hours of TV/Internet shows a week (on non-PPV weeks) & over 10 hours worth of material (on a week with PPV) EVERY WEEK would burn anyone out. That's over thirty hours a month.
Last edited by Coffey; 12-05-2012 at 03:49 PM.