Its safe to say the WWE of today is nothing more than a shadow of its former self, with very little to offer a genuine die-hard fan of the true art of wrestling, hoping for some sort of revival or return of the Golden Age of wrestling.
Where the in-ring action was always overshadowed the now ever so lengthy pre-rehearsed promos and attempts at comedic segments blatantly aimed at a much younger generation.
This was a time where the WWE was more than just a wrestling company, but rather a controlled, high paced, intense form of violence which showcased the modern day equivalent to the gladiators of ancient Rome.
Bloodshed at one point was necessary in order to reinforce the animosity and hatred between competitors with wrestlers welding chairs with the intent to cause one thing and one thing only, harm.
A Golden Age of heroes came and went leaving in its absence a void of inexperienced, underused and unconvincing “superstars” led by a few veterans burdened with the task of carrying the company’s credibility and reputation on a scale that reached beyond the interests of the wrestling world.
Inevitably a change was needed in order to recuperate the company’s lack of big-name talent.
Investing heavily in restructuring its product and how it would be portrayed and delivered.
Later a figure head would be needed as a focal point for this new product, someone who would act not only as performer himself but as an ambassador for the product he would represent (John Cena).
The same thing happened with Austin in the 90’s.
The entire company was literal altered to suite the rattlesnake’s gimmick, look and attitude.
Reinforcing to the fans who the top star was as well as increasing popularity of their most valid asset.
The same thing has happened with Cena, only due to the WWE realising that it would be more beneficial investing in a younger audience then to try and please a generation that’s pretty much seen it all, means fans of the in-ring ability of yesteryear are constantly jumping from brand to brand such as TNA, ROH, AAA, CZW, OVW, PWG, 1PW, UPW or UWF.
The children who grow up with this WWE will view this period of time in years to come with the same amount of nostalgia that children who grew up watching Hogan do.
Cena isn’t the first nor will he be the last Face to grace our screens and doesn’t get a unanimous pop when entering an arena. People need to realise that since we entered the “PG Era” that the WWE have clearly stated who their target audience is.
In the long run children equal big bucks through merchandice and that along with the odd good match here and there to help wet the apatite of any old school fan still sat on the fence should just be enough to keep the company above the competition.
(P.S) if you've gotten this far give yourself a big pat on the back. lol