Kayfabe is long dead though.I think wrestling is broken. Why should fans care?
In the current WWE climate, you've got various superstars who, through twitter, social media and general media, break their character and discuss subjects such as "how they've been booked this year" or "so and so needs a push", yet, the expectation from the company is that you, the fans, should tune in Monday night and suspend disbelief in light of the above and buy into those same individuals as characters at will.
Wrestling was at its best when at least the talent tried to maintain the illusion. Even if you knew it was that.
Vince's welcome to attitude era spiel shit on kayfabe completely
Also didn't we have the four mainevent guys at Wrestlemania 16 being all buddy buddy on SNL in front of millions of national TV viewers aweek or so before the show.
Has itWith the Network reducing the value of each I individual PPV, this would probably be a good thing.
I mean Wrestlemania has had 4 advance stadium sellouts last four years..first time in history
Rumble has moved to stadiums, survivor series has sold out last couple of years after not coming close in 2010/12 pre network
In 2012 we got Cena vs John Laurinaitis as a ppv mainevent, we also got Cena vs big show and Cena vs Kane as ppv mainevents in 2012. It's not like WWE were going out of their way to present must see b level ppvs in 2010-12 pre network. In 2013 we got same mainevent (Orton vs Bryan) on ppv three times in 5 weeks.
Network hit 2.2 million subs for Wrestlemania 34 and Rouseys debut match, far exceeding number of homes watching most watched Wrestlemania on ppv despite viewership on TV down.