Can we actually see wrestlers make their submissions look painful?
Daniel Bryan's earlier "Yes Lock" had no pressure applied and looked pretty lazy. Whenever Cena puts his STFU on someone, it looks hella weak.
What was great about wrestling, not just in the Attitude Era but before that, was that wrestlers tried to make it look real. Now we get weak submissions, punches that stop 1.5ft from the person's face, kicks that are obviously not hitting or are very weakly thrown, and more than that.
If a wrestler puts someone in a submission, it should look like it will end the match, it shouldn't look like, "oh that's easy to break". If a wrestler is punched, they should make it look like it really hurt.
Triple H needs to give some wrestlers a lesson on throwing punches and selling them: http://youtu.be/L4DWg8OHSo0
or The Rock & Stone Cold: http://youtu.be/WJqhGATgxek