If it was possible I would've clicked every choice.
But the biggest is the competition,followed by not building new stars, and creative direction.
Wwe slacks like the kid smoking weed in the school hallways.
Where's the option for "the IWC" ?!
The biggest problem with the WWE is that we're all too old, have too much time to think about it and too easy a platform to bitch and moan about it. :D
(I voted "no competition" - WWE are most definitely suffering from "we're number 1, so why try harder?")
WWE has no competition, no fear of ever not being the number 1 company in America, if not the world, when it comes to wrestling. They can put out 'crap' and still make almost half a billion dollars a year to blow on whatever they want too.
I would have to say it's because they no longer look at themselves as a wrestling company. If they did this I believe everything would fall into shape. If they to primarily focus on wrestling first I do believe the belts would be more prestigious they would lift the PG rating, and they would likely have better storylines without such silly ones as what Daniel Bryan and Kane went through as well as many other ridiculous storylines.
Biggest problem is that there is no legit competition for the WWE. That's why I root for TNA to get bigger and better, so maybe that will happen. Prob not though.
If I were to do a quick fix for now, I would start the draft again and run Smackdown and RAW as two completely different wrestling companies. No one crosses over, ever until next draft. Have Smackdown and RAW only ppvs except for the road to WM and summerslam...maybe survivor series. Kind of like they used to do. The WWE is saturated with talent and has more talent waiting to go to the main roster. With everyone on the same show, they don't get to set up as many proper feuds and showcase as much talent as they could if they split up the brands again.
Just my observation and opinion.
They lack star power. WWE needs to build up it's younger talent.
We all know this to be true. Unless they start giving the younger guys some chances, they'll never have the big time succes like they had in the past. (Attitude Era and Hogan Era) Sooner or later, the few big names left in the company will start degrading from television, either because of the age (Undertaker, Triple H, etc..) or because of injuries and welness volitions (CM Punk, John Cena, Big Show, Mysterio, Orton, etc..).
WWE will find this out that they are not on the right track anymore, find out when it's too late to even start building up talent.
WCW didnt make the WWE create guys like The Rock & Stone Cold. Those guys worked their asses off to create their own personas. It was the talent in the WWE that eventually started getting more and more viewers. It's not like WWE Creative bent over backwards to create something that could compete with WCW. They pretty much just evolved.
That is greatly lacking in today's business. Guys want everything to be created for them and want stuff to be handed to them. HHH & HBK pitched the idea of DX. Stone Cold hated the Ringmaster gimmick and wanted to be more of a red neck, beer drinking ass kicker. The Rock saw the need for his charisma and humor to shine so he worked hard to create the character and distance from Rocky Maivia.
I voted soap opera writers because you have to adapt to the roster you have. Right now creative has been awful for almost a decade, with a few hits.
All of these reasons play a part in the lackluster shows we get from WWE today. But to me, the number one thing hurting the company is creative. The storylines and segments are abysmal and I'm sure WWE knows they are. No where close to the quality we used to get and I feel like fixing creative will fix a majority of the other problems. Think about it this way:
-- If the storylines were engaging and clever enough, fans wouldn't be thinking about how much WWE relates to a wrestling company.
-- With engaging storylines and feuds that will keep fans drooling and coming back for more, fans would be THROWING money at WWE to the point where it will stop becoming an issue. So they won't have to sell themselves out to useless hollywood chumps for attention.
-- Great creative programs can make even the most untalented man seem like a star.
-- By default, if a feud is engaging enough that it makes a confrontation or winning a championship feel organic and realistic as if it really means something, we won't have to worry about meaningless championships or feuds either.
-- Who fucking needs competition if you got a great creative program?
-- The rating doesn't mean crap. Great shows are great shows, no matter what rating they are using. I've seen many G rated movies outshine hundreds of R rated movies.
-- The inability to create new headliners, or main eventers, is a direct reflection of the creative process. No one cares because WWE failed to give them a reason to care.
So I rest my case. The creative process is what is hurting WWE right now and until it is fixed, they can forget about improving the quality of their product.
Basically, the current regime is completely out of touch in regards to what their audience really wants. It's a massive disconnect.
I was going to say something along the lines of "all of the above"; however, I think Wrestling_Deluxe_08 hit the nail on the head. A better creative team could fix a lot of the aforementioned problems.
Originally Posted by Wrestling_Deluxe_08
I would like to add one thing though and that is that the best creative team in the world can't fix a dull personality. The WWE is an entertainment company first, not a wrestling company. Therefore, the WWE can have performers that have all the wrestling talent and potential in the world, but if they have no personality or charisma and are constantly boring the audience to sleep *coughADRcoughSwaggercough* then even a great creative team can't help them win over those that look toward the WWE for entertainment.