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Re: Vince & WWE Doing Same Things WCW Is Chastised For
WWE has tried to build new stars. Punk has been given a John Cena-level push for a year and a half and it's still going. Sheamus has been given and is still on a megastar push. Barret came into the WWE fueding with and getting the better of Cena. Bryan has been pushed enough to at least not be a random jobber anymore. Sandow has been given a nice midcard push.
Cesaro is in an upper midcard push right now. Sin Cara was pushed a lot until recently. Ziggler is being pushed now. Del Rio's been given a very hard push. The Shield is being given a huge push too. Not quite NWO-level, but still pretty damn strong. AJ Lee is getting some insane, gargantuan diva push that is completely unprecedented. It deserves it's own definition: The AJ push.
WWE does build guys. A lot of them simply fail at it (Barret, Sin Cara, Riley, Swagger, etc).
Better yet (for your complaint, not better for the show), WWE has held multiple big stars back in order to give all that time and attention to the new guys. Cena's had his worst year ever in terms of fued and PPV wins. His air time has been significantly reduced too and given straight to CM Punk. Orton's been borderline buried this year. Kane's been completely out of the picture for most of the year 'til now and his push is mild. Big Show and sorta of Cena are the only "old guys" being really pushed in a significant way right now.
They have to bring in new guys to spice it up because the guys they have still aren't capable of carrying the show by themselves yet. WWE has been pretty boring whenever they haven't brought people back. Not a good sign. And it's reflective of the wrestlers, not the booking. The booking doesn't seem that shitty when old guys come back. . .because they make the booking work.