Missed Opportunities, PT. 01
by, 04-30-2012 at 01:04 AM (2932 Views)
By the title of this blog you can see there will be many more blogs about this particular heading. The problem is where to start.
I guess the way to start is the actual structure of the WWE shows and where they can improve.
First things first, If you are going to have a separation of shows, then truly separate them and quit combining 300 different story lines. Split up the writing teams into 2 distinct writing teams and keep the talent pools of each "brand" separate. The problem that the WWE is having is that they have way too many wrestlers on one program to truly showcase the talent and create any real good stories and/or feuds. This means quit having the title holders on both programs.
Keep the shows separate and the titles as well. That means stop with the whole invasion thing nobody believes that Smackdown and Raw are different. If you take it back to where it was when they first done the split you can create a stronger branding for the company. Have one show be the flagship like Raw then focus (I don't Know) maybe on wrestling on Smackdown. I remember when Smackdown was freaking amazing when they actually wrestled on it, it was actually better than Raw for a bit. Now Smackdown is just The Raw recap show.
Keep the General manager off the Air Period. John Laurinitis may be the shizz in the back room but as GM he is boring and annoying. Go back to having the backroom and the Front of house different and a crowbar separation between them. Because all you get is an overtly dramatic show about backroom politics and not focusing on the great wrestlers and matches themselves.
I know it is just a way to try and capitalize on the Vince/Austin feud in the 90's. But the 90's are over it is time to move on and create a better product.
If you kept everybody off every show you would see prestige come back to the titles and more interest in the products once again.
2 shows with possibly more if done right. People would start watching both programs again if they showcased different people on each and not have them be on both shows. Plus the writers can improve their skills and not write in the ADD style that they have been doing.
The Different shows should also go into the PPV scene as well Keep the 4 major PPV's(the only place that both rosters should be together. then trim back the other ones. I think a blog on PPV's might be the next one . Sorry About the length and as always this is just my opinion. Thanks