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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 06:04 PM
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Watching Morrison every week seems good to me :P
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post #32 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 06:07 PM
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I don't think this era is as bad as some would like to make out. There has been some really good feuds with quality matches and we've seen some new talent elevated to the next level. The WWE are building for the future which can only be a good thing. One thing that does get to me somewhat is the limitations on certain aspects of the product. Like someone already mentioned in this thread, the firing of Danielson was absurd and I do think that the PG stance is holding back some potentially awesome storylines. With that said however, creative should be finding better ways to get around these limitations rather than doing the same things over and over.

I don't always enjoy WWE programming, but there is always something going on that interests me and makes me tune in every week, and there is enough happening to make me come here to talk about it. This era is by no means the best era, and there are some pretty noticeable flaws, but it doesn't deserve the amount of fucking retarded "PG SUCKS OMG TURN CENA HEEL WTF SWAGGER AS CHAMPION NARRRRGH" shit that gets directed towards it.
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It's pretty entertaining. Probably more so if you are a mark that aren't surrounded by cynical IWC people.

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post #34 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 06:29 PM
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I'm kind of enjoying it but it is still a big piss take that Orton has to be held back and Cena can't turn heel because of it.
Thats pretty much the only problem I have with it. Other wise the "PG" era is just as juvenile as it was when it was TV14.
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Honestly what I find creepy is all the people getting hard ons for blood. Thats just messed up.
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post #36 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 06:35 PM
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I am enjoying this current era. In my six years of watching the WWE, there have been some bad streaks containing bad PPVs and bad weekly shows, but the good has always outweighed the bad for me. There are many issues in this current era, the biggest one of which I am not understanding is how a talentless clown like Jeff Hardy wins World Titles and why titles are constantly won and lost, but PPV quality has been solid.

I do not like the way tag team wrestling is conducted in the WWE. Heel isolates one member of the face team, beats him down, the face makes the hot tag, chaos ensues, and a team wins by distracting the referee. Also, teams are broken up and formed willy-nilly. I would like some consistency.

Diva wrestling is a mess. They should be banned from wrestling on PPVs.
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post #37 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 09:08 PM
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I enjoy it, well, the majority of it anyway. At the end of the day it is just a tv show, one that I am a massive fan of and when I watch, I watch as a fan and not as a smark.

The thing is though, WWE are in a rebuilding period right now. They have some major stars that have left in HBK and Batista. They have so many guys in the twilight of their careers like Taker, HHH, Edge, Jericho, Show, Kane. They have their 2 cornerstones in Cena and Orton in place to carry the company during the process and then they have all the young guys pushing through like Punk, Seamus, Swagger, Kofi, Miz etc etc. I think that maybe in a few years when all these young guns will be much more familiar to the audience and will be settled in their roles that perhaps things will begin to pick up a bit in terms of storylines. I say that because I'm hoping that they will actually have characters that can bounce off each other because they won't be in the stage of still trying to get themselves over.

Anyways lol, I still enjoy it and I probably will forever. I am a wrestling fan and while some era's may have been more entertaining than others, I'm not going to bitch and yap about it.
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I enjoy it but I started watching in June 2008 so I don't have much to compare it to.

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Disagree if you like, Rock was better than Hart and Austin was better than Flair..

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Come to think of it, another peeve of mine has been the lack of hype behind a lot of their pay-per-view programming. WrestleMania is the obvious exception to that rule. Other than that singular event, however, there isn't a lot of build-up or suspense for the PPVs.

And, at a time when UFC is ruling the roost when it comes to that part of the market, you'd think they'd approach the issue with more concern. I just don't get it.

Where are the matches with that "big fight" feel to them? Dream matches are quickly becoming an outdated notion, sure, but they're still out there. It's all in the booking & the promotion of such matches. Make it feel like an event, a huge encounter, and build toward it. It's really as simple as that.

Furthermore, it definately feels like there are no lasting repercussions anymore. The long-term consequences & effects of title matches just aren't "real" anymore. It hinders the product, because it makes a lot of things feel hollow and nearly meaningless in the big scope of things. And that's a detriment to business.

Normally, I'd go into another old-school rant and say that they still hot-shot the titles around too much. But that's not even the major issue I'm addressing here. Instead, I'm talking about the big match stipulations. The long-reaching effects & the follow-through on those stipulations are equally important.

Book a big money match between two proven draws, hype it up as a major encounter, and make it feel like it's "must-see" for fans. Give it a stipulation that will have big after-effects on the product. Things like that sell pay-per-views. Switching the titles back & forth just doesn't cut it.

Aside from Taker/Shawn earlier this year, I can't even recall the last time a PPV really felt like it featured a "big fight" event on the card. I'm thinking Night Of Champions 2008, with Trips/Cena II? And that was only because of the solid booking going into the event. Before that? Your guess is as good as mine.

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