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Won't shut up about Peyton Royce
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Why does WWE hire people who can't speak English when they never use them??? If they love anglophones so much then do everyone a favor and don't hire people who don't speak it.

That way they can sign with companies that actually appreciate them. Cuz WWE clearly doesn't.
HHH signs them and he clearly doesn't have a problem with non english speaking wrestlers, it is Vince who ruins them. I imagine that HHH is not happy about that but there is nothing he can do about it once they are on the main roster
 
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I've bashed HHH frequently around here, but one thing he gets--he ABSOLUTELY GETS--is that the future of pro wrestling is international. He's been making strides to that end so that the WWE isn't constantly solely dependent on a North American market to survive.

All the people in here going "Munchmunch but their english promos munchmunch" don't get it. The WWE simply cannot go into the 2020s and beyond and initiate growth without incorporating a more international flavour. As long as they still think it's the 80s and 90s and pretend people have zero access to other promotions, they're going to be lapped at some point by a competitor. Maybe not next year, maybe not in 5 years, but it's utterly possible that within 15 years, the current main roster WWE model will run them into a corner. We are already seeing some signs of that happening.

Writing for international performers requires some fanciful booking and writers that can write around language issues, but as NXT has shown, it is absolutely possible to do it and still appeal to North American audiences.

One of the reasons for the short bump in interest during the RTW in 2018 was that they had two Royal Rumble winners for whom english was a second language. It was different, it was something you didn't see from the main roster before. I'm not saying that was the sole reason ratings were up in early 2018 but it certainly can't be dismissed that a certain intrigue was there for many viewers. Of course, they quickly went back to the status quo afterwards, and it was back to same yearly declines.

The main roster is trying to chase a diminishing audience. You won't get those audiences from '99 back. HHH gets that, which is why he has shifted his gameplan to a more international one. Vince is still chasing those white, middle class American Joe Sixpacks from the 80s. But it's not that America anymore. Look around you. Look at the TV shows outside of the WWE. It's not unusual now to see American shows that incorporate subtitles for large parts of the program. This isn't being "SJW", they include more races now because it's reflective of a changing audience, because it's PROFITABLE. Anyone who's lived more than 30 years will have noticed the changing demographics in North America, not to mention how much the internet has become a game changer. Traditional TV is also dying. In the future, programs won't be based on timeslots and whatnot, but programs people can pick to watch at their leisure whenever they are uploaded around the world. You can whine about these changes or you can not, but it's still happening.
 

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alexa = greatest of all time!
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carmella is brought back on SD! seemingly now in a leading role as a face but kairi is on the bench still.
 

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The optimistic Asuka fan
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HHH signs them and he clearly doesn't have a problem with non english speaking wrestlers, it is Vince who ruins them.

AOP became tag team champs without saying much, right after their callup, and now they had taped promos with subtitles. We didn`t see them for a while, because one guy was injured while their title reign.

Therefore I have my doubts, it is just about the language thing.
 

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She's hardly fitting for a pirate gimmick. She doesn't even do anything pirate-y and she's far too cute.
 
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