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Old 03-18-2017, 11:53 AM
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The ONLY reason fans gripe about WWE is because Vince, Stephanie and HHH all play Authority figures on screen and it's heel nature blends reality with fiction so well that fans believe the storyline. These storylines work best in wrestling when its based on fact and since the advent of smarks us fans know who at least are percieved to be "dicks" in real life! We all know that in WWE it's predetermined however it's the WWE's stubborn and often dated mantras (Bodybuilder fetish) for the Wrestling Business along with their insistence to shun everything that made them, ie the term "wrestling", in favor of a more conservative family friendly product has caused the company to sacrifice their edge and alienate their biggest demographic during the Attitude Era!

These changes in WWE bear no relation to ratings however it caters to their political affiliations and shareholders. They watered down the product! Despite ratings continually decreasing there was no change in product which proves their arrogance. Now that Linda McMahon is head of SBA (really ever since Trump kinda looked like a legit candidate) we've seen a spike in risque content in WWE! I am happy because I watch all promotions and for almost a decade WWE struggled to excite!

The second part is that these heel Authority figures understand the perception of themselves based on these issues WWE fans have with the product and instead of catering to the fans like ROH did bringing the Hardy Boys in or McDonalds did bringing back the McRib... the WWE will give you a McRib Salad or offer McRib Sauce! They'll give you what THEY want or THEIR version of what you want! See CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, etc... They wont PUSH who we want, but they'll use who WE want to push who THEY want! Again See CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, etc...

The 3rd part is that we've all come to know how WWE treats our favorite superstars and SOMETIMES it's so appalling that we can't believe it OR we side with said Superstars despite not liking their characters on screen when they were with WWE. This is part of what made Monday Night Wars intriguing and sparks the phenomenon of Shoot Videos.
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Reigns is "the guy" in Vince's eyes largely because he does what he is told and doesn't rock the boat.

WWE is little more than an ego-feeding vanity project for the McMahons at this point. That's why they insert themselves into the biggest angles at the biggest shows. They stay off of shows that are traditionally more lowly rated and pop up on the higher rated shows so they can get the "credit" for the ratings bump. They don't want anyone else to truly get over. They keep everybody down to a certain level, that way if/when they leave the company it won't make any difference. There's no chance of competition arising. They don't need anybody to be like The Rock or Austin. They don't need to take any chances. There's no competition.
By that logic '98-'03 and '06-09 were grim times for WWE, that's when the McMahons were most prominent in television.

And also by that logic, Steve Austin and The Rock were 'buried' by Vince, Shane or Stephanie constantly during the Attitude Era.

As for competition, it is unlikely for anyone to ever be the next WCW to Vince's WWE. They'd have to go straight into the heart of WWE and stomp it repeatedly. They'd also have to be really rich, have access to a lot of talent, be slightly different than the WWE in terms of writing stories, win over sponsors and get television slots. They also have to deal with yes-men, backstage politics and insufferable backstage presences.

People also need to catch onto it, and I don't mean like how they did for LU or TNA, people have to catch on it on a prime-time status. Which means yes, you'll have to hire legendary wrestlers who are probably out of their prime at this point but still have name relevance.
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