F*** This indy flippy shit
I don't see how anyone could get invested in Daniel Bryan vs Lesnar. Any outcome short of Lesnar just throwing Bryan around the ring would just come off as corny.
Today's roster don't want that kind of heat. No one wants to be a heel now, they don't want to be hated they want to be able to go on social media after the show and share pictures and talk to fans.I change my mind every now and then on realism.
I think part of me only wants more realism because I believe it'll give more credibility to my enjoyment of the product, since I hate people calling it "fake".
A more real product allows me to say "see, does that look fake to you?!"
But then I realise it should treat itself less seriously and hold itself to similar standards as any other TV show.
WWE could be what Game of Thrones would be if they solved their issues in the ring.
You can have characters across every spectrum, including racists, bigots, murderers, rapists, hell they've done an incest storyline before and Game of Thrones had an incest scene in the first episode! That's the mindset they need to regain. They're not real people, they're TV characters, so they should stop tip-toeing around the PC crowd... it should be perfectly acceptable for a villain to say and do literally anything that is acceptable on Game of Thrones. Imagine the universal comeuppance you'd get if John Cena was burying a racist character? The heel heat would be more real than any "realism" angle they could ever dream up.
Most of the time, at least around these parts, those limits you describe are based on what individuals perceive as realism though, right?I agree that you have to suspend disbelief in wrestling, but there are limits.