Creative Shouldn't Take Full Blame
by, 01-19-2012 at 10:45 PM (2889 Views)
A lot of fans says it's because of the creative department...that the creative department needs new writers. That they need to stop kissing Vince McMahon's a**. I agree, but writers are only part of a good storyline. The other part is the wrestlers.
The McMahon-Helmsley storyline was actually Chyna's idea, who told it to Triple H, who told it to Vince and he loved it. Mickie James gave Vince the idea for her 'Psycho Diva' storyline, though it was meant for Lita and not Trish. MVP gave himself the name so he would stand out among all the other wrestlers. Even currently, CM Punk and Zack Ryder are a current example of what happens when wrestlers have some creative control. Vince doesn't reject every idea, as seen with the above examples. If it's good, he'll consider it. If it sucks, well, too bad.
I mostly think that's what the problem is. Some Superstars expect a gimmick on a silver platter. Then, when given a stupid one, they complain. Not to sound like a big boss, but unless you have something better, you're stuck with that gimmick. In the Attitude Era, superstars had more creative control. At least, that's how it seemed. I think there's no difference in creative control between the Attitude Era and now. It's probably just that WWE superstars lack enough creativity to think for themselves.
Maybe, some of the superstars do have great ideas. I don't deny that fact at all. If that's the case, then those wrestlers need to be promoted. But until that happens, then we as fans suffer through generic heel gimmicks and horrible pun writing. Which, again, may not be entirely the writer's fault.