I got nothing better to do on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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I thought parts of the OP by myself would've cleared that up, but to add more to the reasoning and to sorta reiterate myself at the same time: I barely come into this section anymore. Being a premium member who's in the chatbox often anytime I'm logged on, I always see people complaining and whatnot, as well as threads in the 'Recent Discussions' or newsfeed and all of it is negative. I sorta came in this section for the first time in ages and decided to ask folk why they continue to watch, rather than do what I do. If I do watch anything, it's because it's likely been recommended to me. Even then, it's questionable whether I still check it out. It's like people don't realise there's other things rather than 'WWE' and its bubble.OP why do you care about a WWE section of a wrestling forum if you don't watch it/like it.
I stopped watching Power Rangers when I was like 12, I don't look up episode descriptions to find out what's happening in the latest season(if it's still going)
I actually respect this comment. I'd say it's stockholm syndrome for a lot of people, though.It's okay to love something and want it to be better than it is.
Fans have their reasons, but it generally boils down to a strong emotional attachment to a time or moment in wrestling that was really good. Maybe it got them through a rough time in their lives, or it was the first entertainment medium that they gravitated to all on their own in their youth, or they used to watch it with a family member or friend who is now gone. Regardless of the reason, for a lot of us there's a sentimental attachment to WWE and a desire for it to be as good as it was in that moment that made us fans. And even in 2019, sometimes it is.
This "if you don't like it, don't watch it" sentiment that I see thrown around here a lot is incredibly cynical. Some fans DO like it, despite its faults. It's possible and even probable to love something despite its faults. But despite that, we still can and should be critical of the things we love when they suck.
If my wife suddenly got into really self-destructive habits or started being a trash person, I wouldn't just fucking dump her in the lake and move on. I'd voice my opinions and do what I could to help. I don't know how to help WWE, other than by voicing my opinions. Why should I not do that on a fucking wrestling message board where wrestling fans can go to talk about wrestling?
This is exactly when I decided to nope for good. I was really looking forward to Becky/Ronda because the story had been built for well over a year and it wrote itself, but of course WWE fucked it up for no reason but to spite their consumers. Charlotte had no business being involved in that feud, but fuck us I guess. Was planning on watching Kofi/Bryan but I couldn't stomach that PPV at all. Haven't looked back since.Gave up completely the moment they shoehorned Charlotte Flair into the Mania match.
Not being able to produce anything of quality is reason enough not to watch.
But torpedoing something people actually want to see purely because it's not what the company wanted is something else entirely.
It proved once and for all that WWE doesn't have respect for the product, doesn't have respect for the fans, and doesn't have respect for itself.
But Charlotte Reigns was “supposed to be in the match” a year out so that, regardless of what happened in that year and even regardless of what fans actually want, justifies tanking a hot angle.This is exactly when I decided to nope for good. I was really looking forward to Becky/Ronda because the story had been built for well over a year and it wrote itself, but of course WWE fucked it up for no reason but to spite their consumers. Charlotte had no business being involved in that feud, but fuck us I guess. Was planning on watching Kofi/Bryan but I couldn't stomach that PPV at all. Haven't looked back since.