Re: Lets Talk About Breaking Kayfabe in 2015. Where Do We Draw The Line?
I'm all for kayfabe, I wish it was still emphasized in the business. I know a lot of people are harping on talents these days for not even making the slightest effort to adhere to it, but honestly I think the blame has to lie with the higher ups at WWE. They're constantly sending out mixed messages. You have the guys do media appearances just as regular people, but you send out Bray Wyatt to play his character. They want everyone to be on twitter, instagram, all over the internet to engage with fans. So they want some people to be real and accessible, but they want other people to kayfabe twitter. And they construct all these weird 'twitter wars' between feuding wrestlers, but if someone genuinely gets into a bit of beef with someone over twitter they get all angry and say 'no you can't do that'. It's all bullshit, none of it makes any sense whatsoever. Now you have Xavier Wood's playing video games on youtube where goes by 'Austin Creed' which isn't his WWE name, it isn't his real name, it's his TNA name which I'm amazed no one has twigged onto that yet and gotten angry with him. So you already have Rusev on the video game show just being a real person and not a 'Bulgarian Brute' so hadn't he already killed his kayfabe character?
I know I've carried on a bit, but really my biggest point of contention regarding the whole Rusev thing and the thing that is most stupid to me is that as far as I'm aware, when they were first paired together in Florida, they weren't dating. Them dating and becoming a couple was a happy coincidence that gave the pairing more chemistry and more gravitas. They were great together and formed a fantastic act that was pushed well and got over on the main roster. So why the hell did you break them up to begin with? Why potentially ruin a fantastic act like that? If you believe certain rumblings on the internet, at worst it was a conscious effort to break them up and at best it was just an attempt to mess with people's heads. Whatever the case, it was completely stupid and it's completely unreasonable to ask of a couple to never be seen together in public because we wrote a stupid storyline about you breaking up.
TL;DR: Vince is a prick.