The Fastest of the Fastest of Jamaican Sprinters
WWE hates their audience and revels in agitating and denigrating their consumer base. Someone explain to me why they deserve my sympathy, please.
Ratings seem to have stabilized.They aren't doing "record lows" anymore.SD! just did a pretty decent number.No danger of getting canceled anytime soon.Don't worry about it.I get the sense that most people here are all about "ratings suck again - lol, good for them!". I find that i'm the opposite. It really bugs me that ratings keep going down, and that the move to FOX, although started off with a bang, has since run into a lot of problems (not the least of which is FS1 viewership). I find myself being happy when I hear about WWE being successful, be it ratings going high, or network subs high, etc. And lately - it's almost always been bad news which is depressing.
I've brought this up before, but WWE in 2019 reminds me of the Ford Motor Company from the 20s to 40s when Henry Ford refused to innovate past his original smash hit Model T, while also accumulating a whole bunch of shady yes men around him (led by Harry Bennett, a seething, trigger-happy weasel) who were cutting his family out and validating his decisions to prevent new ideas, all so they could keep their own power. But while Henry Ford's family tried to tell him all of this, Vince's family ain't telling him at all, or at least it seems that way. I know there's the struggle between Triple H and Dunn, but I've lost a lot of confidence in Trips this year.
It also reminds me of Disney in the early 80s which hadn't done shit in almost 20 years until new management finally came in (First Frank Wells, then Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg, before their petty ego spat destroyed them), cleaned house, and began the renaissance. But that's the problem. The McMahons are too entrenched so new management CAN'T come in. WWE has no real board of directors and Vince won't hire another CEO, for example, even though fresh outside perspectives are exactly what's needed. Imagine if he hired Tony Khan and crew and just let them do what they're doing with AEW now, along with WWE's market power? There is no Wells or Katzenberg in WWE's future, because the McMahon family has to rule its petty potentate. It would be like if Disney didn't reorganize in 1984 and would rather just stick with the Fox and the Hound or the Black Cauldron instead of the Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast.
So no, if WWE wants to keep producing Black Cauldrons and Model Ts, instead of moving on, they deserve all the shit they get. Vince is just a guy who refuses to know his limits. AEW shows us what's possible and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's management that's fucking this company up, not talent. Just compare Dean Ambrose to Jon Moxley. It's like they're two different people. At this time last year, Ambrose was taking shots to inoculate himself against distemper. Now Moxley is preparing for a WAR with Kenny Omega tonight.