I’m more and more convinced this shit tier story telling has always been there it’s just WWE had a lot of charismatic people to help cover it up. Basically take the Cena take sent to Dave but run it back 20 years even through AE
Road Dogg? Nah he was one of the better mic talkers easily. "Was" is the keyword though, nowadays when he comes out he's just cringey as fuck.
I do agree the product is better with Cena around than not. I think even with all the BS, Cena was able to put on a show. People tuned in to boo him and see what kind of BS he was going to do, making it all the more sweeter when guys like Daniel Bryan beat him clean.
<- my shocked facePOST said:KENTA recently spoke to Weekly Pro Wrestling magazine in Japan about his departure from WWE and arrival at New Japan Pro Wrestling earlier this month at Dominion.
When he was called up to 205 Live in November 2017 he was excited about the call-up but then things started to ‘deteriorate’. He mentioned the Cruiserweight title tournament in early 2018 after Enzo Amore left the company and the title was vacant. Itami lost in the opening round to Roderick Strong and noted that he could never really figure out who Hideo Itami was due to his lack of in-ring activity. He also felt his in-ring style suffered as a result of being told what to do and not to do and lost sight of his goals there.
He added that ‘no good memories come to mind’ on the experience at 205 Live and said he was ‘defanged’ there.
Lacey has always been very bad at wrestling. Of course the problem is that RAW has a whopping TWO female heels right now. Lacey Evans, and Alexa Bliss. And I'm pretty sure if Lacey loses, we'll be seeing Alexa Bliss slide into the RAW Women's Title picture.
WWE had good storytelling in pockets. It pretty much lost it product wise both in the New Gen era and around the Ruthless Aggression era, with isolated pockets of quality that they have trouble capitalizing on
Nobody is an attraction on either roster, NOBODY. They have all been overexposed to death and beyond. Both shows are the same people having the same matches called by the same people with the same talking point segments in between. The show needs an entire creative overhaul from the top on down, because everything else is a band-aid on a massive sucking chest wound.Whatever they're doing on Smackdown right now... It may be time to do the 180 degree opposite of it. I know everyone loves New Day, Seth, Sami & KO, and Ziggler but they're not main attractions. I don't know who is, but I think it's safe to say it's not any of these guys.
They need a complete reinvention of ALL rivalries, a shuffle of announcers and the firing of most writers and the most important thing: get rid of Vince.Nobody is an attraction on either roster, NOBODY. They have all been overexposed to death and beyond. Both shows are the same people having the same matches called by the same people with the same talking point segments in between. The show needs an entire creative overhaul from the top on down, because everything else is a band-aid on a massive sucking chest wound.
I'm sure most of his promos were scripted beforehand but I never really found him all that great he was pretty much only over because of catch phrases and the environment of the time.
What should scare WWE is that they have no easy fix to increase ratings. They ruined their entire roster. Also what they refuse to admit is that wrestling will never be mainstream and they have a shrinking audience to try to get to watch RAW and Smackdown weekly. Will Smackdown on Fox even be able to hit 3.5 long term? They try with stuff like the ESPY awards and the day after WM appearance on the Today Show but no mainstream audience cares. AEW kinda has it right in appealing to men over 25 and the wrestling fanbase tired of WWE but they have their own ceiling. We will see if their vision leads to a larger interest in wrestling. I mean the talent worldwide has never been better, right?Nobody is an attraction on either roster, NOBODY. They have all been overexposed to death and beyond. Both shows are the same people having the same matches called by the same people with the same talking point segments in between. The show needs an entire creative overhaul from the top on down, because everything else is a band-aid on a massive sucking chest wound.
Trump spiked news numbers
So Trump supporters make a large part of the remaining WWE base? Not much of a shock.Trump spiked news numbers
Tuesday's episode of SmackDown averaged 1.859 million viewers on the USA Network, the fourth lowest total since the 2016 brand split.www.f4wonline.com
Wrestling tends left, although it may be different among the older 50+ fans, which is wwe's key base these days. Will be interesting to hear dave break down the demos they lost to the news.
I figure the venn diagram of people who love WWE skits and conservative "comedy" is probably just a single circle.
Seriously no idea how Shane is still alive and walking after all the shit he does. That KotR match with Angle was nuts.The most-watched shows of the past week on WWE Network:
1. Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle talk about their street fight match;
2. Super Showdown;
3. NXT from 6/13;
4. Ride Along with Sheamus, Cesaro, R-Truth and Carmella;
5. WWE U.K. from 6/13;
6. NXT Takeover Bridgeport;
8. Table for 3 with Riott Squad;
9. WWE 24: Ronda Rousey;
10. Money in the Bank
205 on 6/12 was 11th for the week
This is what I had in mind when reflecting back on what I remember. Even take things like 3 faces of foley, Austin vs McMahon, Ministry, etc. In hindsight those stories were pretty corny but the people carrying them were on another level.