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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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What would it take to turn WWE around?

Everyone seems to agree WWE is worse now than it was back in the good old days.

Since you can't bring Steve Austin, The Rock, Undertaker, Jake The Snake Roberts, Jim Ross, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels, Sable, Lita, Ric Flair, Macho Man, Mick Foley, Sting, Roddy Piper, and other great people, how would you turn WWE around again?

The theme songs today suck. The current roster sucks. The crowd reaction is minimal. There is no pyro. There are no hardcore matches. The interviews are boring. The wrestling is boring.

What would you do?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 02:32 AM
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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

Continuity: too much shit gets started and dropped, plans change randomly last minute on a whim, things don't make sense.
Long term booking: not enough long term plans everything is written almost day by day it feels like. Stories don't get time to properly develop.
Creativity: not enough creativity in the booking, everything is too cookie cutter, afraid to take risks or try some completely fresh and really creative and unique.
50/50 booking is kinda lame, a wrestler wins and then the next week the guy who won loses. It accomplishes nothing. It kinda makes the win meaningless. Nobody climbs the ladder, everyone just trades wins and stays at the same spot.

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First thing you need to do is write it more like a TV show have characters, storylines, character arcs and cliff hangers that make you want to watch next week and stop showing 7 thousand recaps during the show.
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 02:36 AM
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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

The glory days aren't coming back while Vince is in charge.

But to answer your question, loosen the reigns. Let the guys be themselves and not rewrite shit as the show is on the air. Push guys who get hot and not who you choose to.
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 02:58 AM
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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

Someone's gotta shake things up, which is exactly what they don't want. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are the biggest examples of this. They've worked too hard to make WWE the brand the "good guy" when they're the villain. Vince just doesn't want to see it that way.
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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

Get rid of the McMahon family. Can't imagine a better way to start turning things around than that.
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 03:25 AM
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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

- REAL top guys like Asuka, Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.

- Unscripted promos.

- Promos, charisma and character building is focused on far more than wrestling.

- Trust the wrestlers to craft their own characters instead of you telling them who they are.

- Everybody wrestles their own style and the homogenized WWE style that everyone works from the top guy to the bottom guy is replaced by a unique blend of matches that all feel fresh and different from each other.

- Rotate (most) storylines out on a weekly basis, so that wrestlers aren't overexposed. A wrestler does an angle in their storyline one week, they take a week off, we see different storylines, and the next week they come back, and the wrestlers that were on last week rest. Occasionally you break this rule for a gigantic storyline.

- The PPV's between Royal Rumble and WrestleMania are gone. The Royal Rumble ends, the next night, the build to WrestleMania starts. WrestleMania is a 2 month build from the last week of January to the first week of April.

- Eliminate house shows. They serve NO purpose. They cause unnecessary injuries. They're not revenue generators anymore. Get rid of them. Let your talent REST. They'll thank you for it. Their bodies and minds will be recharged and focused. Their careers will last longer. You ever notice how back in the day, guys had careers that lasted for 30/40 years and now they last 15? Yeah, there's probably a reason for that.

- Long term planning.

- Be proud to be a pro wrestling company who specializes in bringing people the best pro wrestling on the planet. Stop running from the fact that you're pro wrestling. What WWE is doing is the equivalent of if Marvel Studios considered the comic book movies they make "stupid movies for children", and didn't put the love and appreciation and passion for this world into their work. If that was the approach Marvel Studios took with the MCU, the MCU would not be averaging a billion dollars per movie. End Game would not be a 2.8 billion dollar film that surpassed Avatar. No, instead, what did Marvel do? They whipped out their giant nerd dick and said "Hey everybody, we're a bunch of sweaty fucking nerds. You want to be nerds with us?", and everybody said "FUCK YES! We totally want to be nerds with you!". This is the approach AEW is taking. For better or for worse, whatever your opinion is about AEW, those guys LOVE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING. Not "sports entertainment", pro wrestling. It's not a catchphrase, it's not a corporate brand, it's in their blood. That's why they don't even have television yet and their ticket demand for All Out was as high as WrestleMania. Had they anticipated that level of demand, they could have sold out a stadium. Without television. That love of pro wrestling is why their first tv taping on TNT sold out immediately. Meanwhile WWE has got tarp over most of their seats, and due to their unrivaled arrogance, goes to Madison Square Garden thinking they're gonna sell out and wind up with egg on their faces when nobody buys tickets. What the fuck did you think was gonna happen, you silly bastards? Look around you.

I've got more I'm sure but I'm tapping out.

This stuff is so NOT complicated. There is no reason they're not doing a 4 in the ratings.


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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

Get rid of wouldn't fix everything right away but it'd be a pretty good start

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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 03:52 AM
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Re: What would it take to turn WWE around?

Originally Posted by 7x0v View Post
The theme songs today suck. The current roster sucks. The crowd reaction is minimal. There is no pyro. There are no hardcore matches. The interviews are boring. The wrestling is boring.

What would you do?

Fix all of this.
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 11:57 AM
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The wrestlers need more personality. Guys like reigns and samoan joe are improving but they need more swag. Guys like drew mcyintrye and lashley just walk to the ring. They need more flare.Even randy orton looks bored these days. It's sad because every legend they bring out has so much personality like hulk,Booker t , stone cold, shawn Michael's and they aren't even really trying. Maybe the new guys need better entrances like bray wyatt has a cool entrance and theme. Better gimmicks. Maybe change the raw set. Maybe a love angle with nicki cross and street prophets guy. Seth and Becky relationship problems. Something interesting.
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