Well, considering what Ambrose/Mox looks like and the promos he's done in AEW already and his overall presentation, I'm going to go ahead and guess what Vince is rejecting is stuff that is mostly better than what he does. I don't know if you watch the weekly product or not, but the creative is pretty bad. Feel free to have whatever opinion you want. But the evidence has mounted way too much for me to believe anything else at this point, sadly.
You see this is the thing. You can leave the company and be a different character and it gets hotter than what you were in WWE. This is not new. It happened with Hall and Nash.
The problem is sustaining it. You can leave and be a different character and it takes off, but can you make it last. You need the right mix of characters. We have to see if this is going to be the case. Too many times some company says they are going to do this and that better and they fall off after a few months of not being patient after not seeing immediate results.
I totally get it. I know creative is BAD and I TRY to watch the current product, but the thing is almost unwatchable. It's been downhill since WM 31.
Moxley does come off fresher than the stale persona he had. We still should wait and see with AEW and if they actually are going to give audience what they have been missing. I liked what I saw at their last ppv and it looks promising, but doing weekly shows going up against Vince with RAW and Smackdown competitively is a different ball game.
Also, quality doesn't always equate to stardom. When I'm speaking about the roster and it not being all that great from what I see, I'm speaking from star power and generating electricity.
Some of the guys I mentioned such as Bryan and AJ are great talents who I do think is being mishandled. On the other hand, I also don't think no matter how much good booking they get they could be guys to run around the ship.
Roman I had actually saw as a good chosen one at one time, but horrible booking, Vince being stubborn on how to organically work with him, and Roman himself have changed my mind.
I just honestly don't have that much confidence in WWE, the talent, and the writers anymore. Some say it's all creative which I see why, but I have seen WWE at low points and I use to be able to see how they misused talent. The difference then was that I could actually see upward mobility where major shifts could change if they did certain major moves with certain players.
I just don't see it with the current roster or with this creative. I actually want to be wrong on this, but I was sensing WWE having these problems long term years ago under Cena. This is not me just thinking this in the last couple months, but it has come to a point where it seems they CAN'T turn this around even if they bring in new writers or a new head of creative.
They need NEW blood coming in with a fresh slate for people to see them as new and cutting edge. In late 96-97, I saw it in guys like Austin even though the ratings were in the crapper. I just don't really think if Vince does let these guys go all out creatively with freedom that it will magically just make fans come back or the product that much better.
The product is just poor right now and it's because of the whole system/formula they are using.