Fun read. The CM Punk/VKM match was unreal! I did not expect that to be as entertaining as it was.
I agree with a lot of the points in the Bad section. I can't figure out why in the world they are dragging out this mystery attacker angle with the Divas. There was something that Layla said that made me think, or at least hope, that it's not Eve. She was asked who she'd like to face for the title, and she couldn't make a decision. Then they mentioned how Kaitlyn never got the chance to fight her. That got the wheels working. What if the attacker IS blonde? What if Layla called up her BFF, Michelle McCool, and had McCool do her duty work? Then the reason they're stretching it out is because in real life she's not completely ready to come back and needs a little bit more time. Just something to chew on.
Oh, and as for Team Hell No. The "I am the Tag Team Champions" is cool, but they need to switch it up real quick.
Excellent blog. I am often of the opinion that less is more and I find that this is true in regards to the WWE. I've actually been feeling kind of burned out on wrestling for a while now. I've actually stopped watching Smackdown and Superstars all together. Also, I've gone to DVRing Raw only to find myself fast forwarding through most of it these days (though this all might have more to do with the quality of their shows rather than the quantity of them).
What I think they should do is have Raw and Smackdown while keeping the wrestlers from each show on their own shows, have a Superstars type show to showcase low-to-mid carders, and finally have NXT (in my opinion, other than CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, the best WWE has to offer these days) to showcase the up-and-coming talent. They should also cut down on the number of PPVs to about 5-6 a year rather than once a month. Oh, and focus more on wrestling while also getting/pushing more talented wrestlers as well. Throwing in more quality, entertaining storylines wouldn't hurt either.
Nice blog Rob. I kinda agree with Poot-Hair on this one in regards to oversaturation and burnout. I like the fact there's gonna be more spots open for more guys to feed their families you know but it's a lot of TV to fill. But if they want to do a whole network I suppose this is good practice.
The only way I can see to counter the repetition would be to have different ratings on different nights. They could use one of their slots to be edgier and bloodier for a mature audience in the same way they're using Slam for the kids, which I agree with you Rob is a good thing.
And they're going to have to make/push new stars quickly to fill all the time. Unless they just never have Smackdown guys on Raw or vice versa and the only time they meet is on the other programming to give it a unique feel.
Hopefully they might give Paul E an hour of TV to do his own thing with without any E creative control... hey I can dream right?
Great blog as usual dudesy. I had no idea this was your blog so I completely overlooked it. I'll be tuning into it now!!
Great blog as always R(ob). I agree and disagree with you at the same time. Amazing how often that happens ehh? Let me preach on it
The cons of expanding to 7 days a week outweight the pros in my opinion for the simple fact that people would get burned out by it. When you constantly have the exact same programming shoved in front of your face every single day, you eventually get to where you're like "ugh THIS again?!?"
It's like this; House is one of my favorite shows of all time, but after sitting and watching a 12 hour marathon of it on U.S.A, I'm ready to take a good lengthy break from watching it. I feel that overexposure of their product by going to a daily format would simply burn out alot of their fanbase.
Stick to 2 weekly shows, your "Flagship" and Friday.
Just wanted to make sure you had more comments up this time Rob!
Yep will survive a bubble, the more exposure you have the increased likelihood of retaining a following. Hell tell me one of us that hasnt drifted away for period and come back at some stage. They have a succesful product that has been in the mainstream for 25 years. These shows will fall away and others replace but it will always tick along.
Keep up the good work
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