Some people don't live in the real world, I guess. These people have families to feed, kids to raise, tuitions to pay for, health insurance to keep up on, etc. What are they supposed to do about that? And for what? So they can protest their lack of push? The fuck, huh?
You know, everyone here also assumes that the wrestlers hate it there. That they hate that they're not "pushed". Let me inform you of something - the fans care more about who wins a scripted show than the wrestlers do. Do they care? I'm sure they do. Do they all want to be champion? I'm sure they do. Main event WM? I'm sure they do. But they understand that very few will get to do those things, and they understand that, just because they get pinned doesn't mean they aren't valued. They're still on wrestling's biggest stage, making good money, and getting to perform the craft they love so much.
Stop taking wrestling so seriously, and stop assuming that you speak for the wrestlers.
You might be right. Maybe they are all happy.
However, imagine if they weren't. Imagine if morale really was the shits because their developmental show was better than theirs.
Imagine if all talent realized this and decided to to go to Vince as a group and tell him how they felt.
Who really has the power in that scenario? The wrestlers do.
WWE are shit scared of bad publicity, do you think think they are just going to release most of their roster :lol
Not only that bu it might FINALLY Drive home the message that the content they are producing is doing nothing for anybody.
Let me just point something out to people on here too who claim WWE are in such a great position financially.
The 'record revenue' in the first quarter of this year was a result of the network expansion internationally (specifically the UK) and increased money for their TV deals. Those are the two reasons WWE themselves have claimed for this occurrence.
So, in Q2 and Q3 what happened? Network subscriptions have stagnated. There has been virtually no growth in a period which included their second biggest PPV of the year.
Not only this, but TV ratings have fallen dramatically in comparison to last year (Which is what the payments in Q1 were based off).
They are now approaching ratings similar to what they were in 1996 or 7 during their self proclaimed 'worst period in WWF history'
So, the network has already expanded internationally into it's second largest fan base (UK and Europe) and subscriptions growth has stalled since while TV ratings are as bad as they've been in nearly 20 years.
They aren't about to file for bankruptcy but how could anyone claim there isn't at lease SOME concern within the company regarding finances.
Their main promotional tool for the network are their TV shows and if they are losing viewer interest and continually being slaughtered by large sections of their fan base then of course they have got problems.
Attendances have been reported to be falling, TV ratings are in constant decline and Network subscription growth is already at minimal levels.
It's all fine though because WWE released a statement declaring themselves to be in good health :vince :lol (The fuck you expect them to do?)
It's not as rosy as they've made some of you believe. The company will be feeling pressure over this next year.