Yes, this is exactly what I mean. I'm certainly not calling for more spots, I just wish they weren't so stop - start between the spots that are already there. They seem to have an abundance of crowd pandering and reaction shots now and the match never starts to flow or find a rhythm. I noticed nobody seems to throw punches/kicks or run the ropes as much. Is that what's missing between the moves?This is a thing I notice when I come from NxT, it's not really a WWE thing, more of a main roster thing.
I also think it;s to do with the wrestlers being overworked, where as those on NxT they barely wrestle every week, where as the main roster will probably work 2 - 4 times a week (depending on the PPV schedule). WWE need to have a revolving roster. But you are right OP, the matches are indeed slower, and thats been more prominent lately.
People thinking this has anythin to do with indy flippy stuff is missing the point. Bret Hart v Yokozuna at wrestlemania 10 had faster pacing than he wrestlers today. And thats the key word, its the pacing. not so much the moves being performed.
WWE wrestlers today are like
move - delay - move - resthold - move - pose and delay - 2 consecutive moves - resthold - move - pander to crowd - move - delay - 3 consecutive moves - long delay.
It's just so slow! The matches never have a chance to get going and by the time they do it's over.