Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Jan 2010
Re: Big money cameos are shit
Right now the WWE has a severe lack of tallent that are legitlmate mainevent attractions. This causes WWE to rely in recent years on retired or part time stars for the biggest events. This is partly WWE's own fault for not developing the next level of tallent very well but as a business they cannot afford to not put the most bankable attraction on Wrestlemania as the mainevent. A few years ago Randy Orton was virtually on the same level as Cena but some personal problems prevent WWE from making him the man in the company. Also Edge retiring earlier than expected has not helped matters. Taker is all but retired and Shawn Michaels and HHH have retired while still in good health, good for them.
To address the OP's point I do agree the part time tallent does very little to help the current product get better but does help the bottom line, because names like Lesner and the Rock bring out the marks. WWE has been building up tallent like CM Punk, Ziggler, the Miz, Alberto Del Rio and others in the eyes of the fans to fill the mainevent void in the WWE roster so hopefully they will not be so dependent on part time tallent in the future.