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

at least in 2009 wrestlers gave a somewhat effort.
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2009 was hideous and the nadir of post-1995 WWE. As abominable as the modern product is, it can't touch the Guest Host Era.
Raw was bad. 2009 Smackdown was awesome, way better than anything WWE may offer today, but a lot of people seems to be ignoring that.
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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

No. Back then it was unwatchable, now I can enjoy some parts of the product.

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Absolutely. Iíve never seen a more micromanaged, boring, bullshit product in my life when it comes to this company. I long for the days of Cena running through the roster. At least it elicited some sort of reaction out of me. I couldnít give a fuck less about any of their ďtop namesĒ at the moment.

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

WWE has never been as bad as it is now. At least in 2009, there was a little consistency and care for the product. There was still structure and common sense was still used for the most part. WWE is absolutely dead on the creative/weekly show end right now. They are at the point where nothing will make things better except a DRASTIC overhaul of the entire product from the ground up. Vince also needs to go. Unless those 2 things happen, there is no reason to watch anymore. They're lucky they have the Saudi deals and the cable TV deals to make up for their incompetence and negligence.




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

this question has been asked every year since WCW and ECW closed

its redundant at this point because WWE still has no competition to make them sweat

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

I feel like the rosters were just as good if not better and certainly the wrestlers themselves were more popular. RAW was only 2 hours long as well and the end of the 00s decade had Smackdown doing pretty well. It felt bigger.

RAW in particular has a punishing run time now and has only gotten more and more...stale? Bland? Formulaic? with each passing year. I feel like after watching and reading about so many RAWs I can more or less exactly book RAW in my head. Its a snooze. It seemed like crazier things happened in 2009, I dunno.
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WWE is at a point where I am completely unable to watch it. It's never been so bad to me that I just had zero interest in watching. I watch highlights of the shows on youtube and I have fast forward. I have to fast forward HIGHLIGHTS of the show. It's dog shit right now. So freaking bad. Only thing that would make me interested in WWE is if they had maybe signed Kenny Omega, then again poor guy would have been buried.
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I feel like the rosters were just as good if not better and certainly the wrestlers themselves were more popular. RAW was only 2 hours long as well and the end of the 00s decade had Smackdown doing pretty well. It felt bigger.

RAW in particular has a punishing run time now and has only gotten more and more...stale? Bland? Formulaic? with each passing year. I feel like after watching and reading about so many RAWs I can more or less exactly book RAW in my head. Its a snooze. It seemed like crazier things happened in 2009, I dunno.
Plus, despite all of the godo talent they might have... are the matches really that great? WWE's matches all have the same "WWE style" formula. So what good is it to have Indy stars or stars from Japan and Mexico if they're gonna water down their matches? And what good is it to put on a good match if it's just filler and thus not gonna matter?

2 hours Raws only had 5 matches or so on average per show, but most of them served a purpose at least. Nowadays Raw is so long and a lot of people are stuck in meaningless matches because WWE doesn't know what to do with them and can't find something for everyone to do at the same time.
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Re: Is WWE worse now than it was 10 years ago?

2009 was bad but at least you had something or someone to keep you watching every week. This new 2015-2019 shit is unwatchable. I've been a fan since 2000 and I never thought that I will stop watching WWE but this is just pure trash. In 2009-2014 era the roster was not stacked like today but it was still more watchable



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