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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

Wow, what an original thread

At this point, pretty much everyone here already knows that the current product is poor.
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The same fundamentals exist now as did ten years ago. But in 2009 there still existed Legacy star power - HBK, HHH, Undertaker, and Edge were regular performers. That’s missing now.
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I'd say yes it's worse now. I really didn't enjoy the product 10 years ago, but now I just have a general apathy to it. Its like they aren't even trying anymore.

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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

Well less people are watching that's for sure. I mean even look at this board. Every week I come here I recognize more and more regulars. THAT'S NOT GOOD. So it feels like only 25 or so fans are left still talking about the WWE in here. On a forum that used to have more posters than you could remember them all. Sometimes I wonder why I'm still here, I tend to get more enjoyment from the posters here than watching the actual product.

The thing is, does it feel like the company still has the emotional investment of a lot of people? No. And it feels like the people who are still invested are more masochists than actual fans. And the masochists is a very very niche demographic in this world.

I think there are forums dedicated to chess tournaments that have more regulars in them than in here now.
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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

I was about to give the default "yeah of course" thinking ten years ago was 2005-06 time, then I remembered "holy shit it's 2019" and I actually have to think about it.

Erm, it's hard to say. The in-ring wrestling is definitely better now. 2009 had "honest man" Jericho and straight edge society CM Punk though, two of my all time favourite characters. 2019 has Bryan and Becky in prominent positions, so it's hard to call really. I stopped watching in both years, although if I had to say one is worse, I'd say 2009 was slightly worse. Raw was an absolute dumpster fire all year long. The guest hosts, the Hornswoggle/Chavo feud, Orton and "Legacy" getting beat up 3 on 1 by Shane, urgh. Lest we forget Mike "Jamaican me crazy" Adamle, and his favourite wrestler Jeff Harvey.

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Fuck, 2009 was baaaaad. Thank God we had Jericho and Punk. Remember the hideous DX vs. Legacy feud? Everyone thought Ted Jr. was gonna be the next big thing

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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

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no. 2006-10 was very bad.
On the RAW side, I’d agree.
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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

It being worse now or then is going to be a subjective answer for each individual.

I would say its probably worse for me personally as currently I have never watched less of WWE's weekly programs than I do nowadays
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2009 was better than today's product. At least back then we had TNA as an alternative and I was regularly watching it until Dixie fubar'd it by bringing in Bishoff (he was worse than Hogan).

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2009 was probably better tbh purely because the star power left over from the MNWs and RA era was still present and in most cases not completely physically broken down yet.
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