How good could WWE be if they did things correctly? - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 3,297
Points: 9,832
How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

So much talk of how bad the product is...and I agree. But so much of it...if not almost all of it is self imposed. It’s as if the company has had a series of governors imposed on it that limit virtually everything but the quality of their video packages.

But what if this was not the case? What if promos were not scripted, but just bullet points? What if long-term storylines were created and adhered to, with discipline? What if WWE set it’s creative standards against the greatest TV shows of this era, like Game of Thrones. It’s a company with rich storyline lore and an immense amount of resources.

For so long the product has been mostly mediocre to bad, and what is left if the fan base is numb to it. Reviewers give good reviews to PPVs and shows that two decades ago would have been lumped in with the worst of WCW. People discount the possibility that it could ever be any better.

So what is the ceiling for WWE if they went in a different direction? Just something close to the late 90s? Or something even greater?
Seafort is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 01:50 PM
"Just when you think they got the answers, I change the culture" -CM Punk 2019
Blissed Phenomenon's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: CHCH, New Zealand
Favourite(s): Refer above
Posts: 9,523
Points: 5,576
Creative freedom for a start.
Blissed Phenomenon is offline  
post #3 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Scotland
Posts: 544
Points: 1,704
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

Well me brainstorming for what would make it good for me?

No brand split
Actual storylines that develop and come to a conclusion.
A more streamlined roster. Probably no bigger than 50 full time wrestlers.
Keep the part-timers for guest spots in the Royal Rumble and special attraction matches at Wrestlemania.
Keep part-timers away from the Titles. Keep the titles for the wrestlers who are full time
Creative freedom for Wrestlers
Raw is 2 hours and Smackdown is 1 hour or 90 minutes and it is giving the undercard and younger wrestlers exposure.
One World Title, One Midcard Title, One Women's Title and Tag Titles
TV-14 product but not smutty or crude like the attitude era (Which was awesome but very much of it's time). More in line with popular movies and TV where characters curse, bleed and do bad things that will disturb and shock fans.
Save big matches for PPV's and use TV more for progressing storylines, angles, backstage segments, interviews and short matches
One authority figure for the men's division and one for the women. Make them neutral and only show up when big issues need settled
Make the face wrestlers likable, relatable, realistic and rounded
Let the heels be heels. Make them ruthless, unscrupulous and a genuine threat to the heroes. Don't just make them idiotic cannon fodder for Reigns.
No monthly PPVS. All we need is Rumble, Mania, Summerslam and Survivor Series.

Last edited by ScottishPsychopath; 06-08-2019 at 02:04 PM.
ScottishPsychopath is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 03:20 PM
Chan Hung's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 14,677
Points: 3,935
If they let their talent go unscripted and do more edgy shit and stop with a lot of the facepalm, cringe comedy they could be better.

Chan Hung is offline  
post #5 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 03:29 PM
metallon's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 565
Points: 31,869
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

If they would use all of their Superstars and not just half of them! I mean, take a look at the women's division. It is just frustrating. There so many talented girls who don't even get a real chance! Liv, Ember, Kairi, Asuka, Sarah, Sonya, Zelina, Dana and when they are back again, then also Sasha, Ruby and Mickie!

Same goes for so many guys in the roster. Just for example EC3! What a waste of talent!!!
metallon is offline  
post #6 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 03:34 PM
oleanderson89's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,429
Points: 12,132
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

The fans who pay their money and go to their shows, they are what's wrong. It should be filled with mainly kids, house wives, middle aged men accompanying their families and grand parents. The audience should be quiet and accept whatever is put out there cause they full well know what the WWE offers. Instead we have plenty of hardcore fans who show up only to get disappointed.

Parking $10, Program $5, ticket $35, watching Bret Hart wrestle.......PRICELESS!!!
oleanderson89 is online now  
post #7 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 05:55 PM
Waiting for Kawato
thorwold's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 724
Points: 2,175
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

It's tough to say because you never know who is going to connect with a mainstream audience and take them to the next level, but in terms of just the quality of product they produce I have no doubt they could put on something as good as anyone in the world. The amount of talent they have is greater than ever before, and with the right guys booking it you could basically put on NXT on a bigger scale, and NXT is awesome. They could literally do Raw and Smackdown with a complete, total roster split, and not suffer one bit for it.
thorwold is offline  
post #8 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 05:58 PM
also known as a BUSTER
SHIRLEY's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,963
Points: 5,138
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

AEW just showed their hand early and WWE were too dumb to copy them
promoter2003 likes this.
SHIRLEY is offline  
post #9 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 06:06 PM
Mr.Tweetums's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Misanthropolis
Posts: 240
Points: 4,647
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

With all the talent they've bought up from around the world, there's no excuse for not being able to put up the best wrestling shows in the world. Hell if they'd done that the last ten years, perhaps Cody and Omega would be with them instead of doing their own thing.

"Didn't I tell you? I'm Santa Claus. It's time for me to go make a wish come true...

Mr.Tweetums is offline  
post #10 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 06:08 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,257
Points: 1,734
Re: How good could WWE be if they did things correctly?

It's hard to speculate, however I do feel that WWE lost their chance at a strong casual base whenever they made Braun Strowman into "another guy." He was the only new guy that was actually drawing big numbers on youtube and...yeah, look what happened. Dude should've been pushed to the moon instead of Reigns and Lesnar.

bmtrocks is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome