Not sure how I feel about this blog. I'll tell you why.
1. You discuss talent being misused. But talent is opinionated. I see zero talent in Wade Barrett. That's just me. And if he's at the level he's at, I think creative recognizes that's where he should be. And they know more about the business than you or I do.
2. Tag Teams and Divas. Tag Team division has been non-existent for so long now that we should be used to it. It's not coming back at any level it was years ago. And the Divas...well, if maybe they had some Divas with talent, I could see putting effort into the division, but honestly, who cares. Does that lack of Divas matches and storylines really matter that much to you?
3. You want all this attention put into things like Divas, tag teams, and showcasing new talent, but you want Raw to go back to 2 hrs? And where would they find the time to do all of this?
4. Part timers are around because they draw. Today's stars don't and it's been too long since they have that I no longer feel that today's current crop has the ability to carry this company. No longer do I feel creative is doing the wrong things with them, or not giving them a chance to shine. Now, I think it's because there's no faith in them. And I see it too. I've said a thousand times that today's stars are not stars. One of the things I've said about Punk is, he's the brightest star, in a sky full of dim stars. That's just the way it is. It won't be fixed. Today's guys just don't have the larger than life feel about them.
Basically, it is not just the state of WWE, but the state of wrestling. The interest just isn't there anymore. All we can really hope for at this point, is that the writer's for WWE programming, can give us an entertaining tv show to watch. That's all we can hope for now, because your favorites, my favorites, and someone else's favorites, aren't always going to be showcased in the best possible way, every single episode of every single program.
Instead of worrying about the state of WWE, just enjoy the show.
A great read except for the "senior mentors like Kelly Kelly, Lita and Trish Stratus" part. How could you put Kelly Kelly in the same group? For shame!
The rest of the blog was spot on and fantastic.
Originally Posted by Ozzy Mandias
What about past mimicking gimmicks? Am I the only one who saw Val Venis as a pure rip off of Ravishing Rick Rude?
No doubt Val Venis was not the first character in wrestling to be a ladies man. The way Rude and Venis posed in the ring were shockingly similar. But if you you at their gimmicks as a whole Rick Rude and Val Venis were two completely different Characters. This was one of those situations that they did have similarities, but they were two very different people. Thanks for your comments
Originally Posted by THE PAINFUL TRUTH
Hey Radio Guy- Thanks for blessing us with your presence. I got two words for ya Jack Swagger
Thanks for your comment P.T. yeah Swagger is mimicking Kurt Angle, although Swagger is more of the "Right-wing Activists American". Also Angle never needed a mouth piece like Zeb Coulter to get him over.
Do you people actually watch the matches or just follow the terrible story lines. This Raw was one of the best in a long time in terms of wrestling. Cody v Orton, cesaro v del rio, ziggler v kofi and the shield v hell no + cena were all excellent matches.
Originally Posted by Kilborn
WWE needs to hire more luchadors and recreate a light heavyweight division. Bring in more talent from Japan and really represent the World.
I do really like this idea. Japan has some great talent. Also I would love to see a Tajiri return :P
I agree that Raw was pretty bad this week. But the things I enjoyed about Raw this week are completely opposite of the things you mentioned in your review...such as Orton vs Rhodes and Ziggler vs Kofi. Two fantastic matches.
I was going to add more to this comment but I think I'll save it for my next Coffee Talk.
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