The Star Void: Maybe cool, creative guys just don't want to be wrestlers anymore?
Reading through the Goldberg threads and how most noted the huge charisma and aura boost he provided compared to the full-time roster. While you see a lot of blame on Vince for not booking well, not protecting the right people, ect., it's getting increasingly hard to believe that there is some huge superstar out there that the company just can't bring the goods out of for they can't get out of their own way.
I simply refuse to believe that it is 100% on the company when a 20-year block where we were introduced to truly towering personalities such Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Randy Savage, Hall & Nash, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and The Rock (just to name a few) has been followed up by a 15-year block where we get...umm...uh...John Cena and CM Punk. Those two are the unquestioned standouts of magnetism that broke out post-Attitude Era and frankly even they don't pass muster when you stand them next to the stars of these previous generations.
Diagnose the symptoms for why it is all you like, but as simple as it sounds, genuinely entrancing people must have stopped looking at wrestling as something to shoot for because the faces coming out of development belong to honest-to-God geeks. Yes, the company does share in the blame as they've not put their talent in the best positions to succeed but even if they had, guys like Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, etc. have a ceiling and it's not a level that is going to create new wrestling fans. That's what the "IT" factor is all about and the wrestling industry simply doesn't attract "IT" people like it used to. That's clear as crystal.
Last edited by Laser Rey; 10-20-2016 at 01:34 AM.