obviously the WWE now isn't like it used to be years ago, it is lacking in many departments:- lack of creativity in storylines, lack of experience in the current roster, lack of interest by the crowd, lack of dedication and respect ( fines, suspensions and policy violations ) and finally, lack of realism in many, many ways.
however the thing i noticed and is missing out big in the WWE nowadays is (cemented rivalries). when u say:-
Stone Cold, you can easily say The Rock or Vince McMahon, as they were connected by an unforgettable feud.
Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.
Undertaker and Edge.
Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage
Mick Foley and Triple H.
i can even say Jim Ross and Michael Cole !!
now this fact hit me when i was playing Smackdown vs Raw 2011 (yeah, i don't have a PS3).
anyway, i always like to make the bitter rivals wrestle each other, and i usually choose my wrestler randomly, on the first try, i got Jack Swagger. i thought for a split second that he may have a rival, but no i couldn't figure it out, maybe i'll have more chance, oh! i got Ezekiel Jackson (think...think....think) no, the only rivalry was with Big Show, and i can't even say it is a real rivalry. and so, on and on and on...... i ended up shutting down my PS2.
i thought to myself, damn! i enjoyed watching those unforgettable rivalries and this is what used to spice things up. now they just basically wrestle, feud for a title and that's it. do u agree? and what do u think harms the WWE beside this fact?