First of all, WWE has a ton of pots on the stove. They have 3 hour Raw, 2 hour SmackDown, 1 hour 205 Live, 1 hour NXT and all sorts of other segments or shows on their YouTube channel or Network. So naturally, there is going to be some level of disjointedness going on. But, my issue isn't that each of those shows is disjointed from the rest, it's that within EACH show the events of that show are often very disjointed or too relaxed. Basically, you could take a Monday Raw and each segment might as well be pre-taped in separate cities. There's virtually NO intertwined storylines and overlapping themes that connect more than just a few performers together. I know that you can't have complete chaos with performers showing up battling each other completely randomly just for the sake of it ... but hell, at this point, that would be a lot more interesting than the slow boiling, mostly dull excuses for storylines that are happening these days in WWE for the most part. There are some slight exceptions, but that's also what I mean about too relaxed. Too many feuds are pretty relaxed and lack urgency and intensity. And let me just focus on Raw and SmackDown for the time being. (Sidebar: Raw being 3 hours is just too long, for me, it only encourages less LIVE viewers and more people, if they even care to, quickly catching the highlights of the show the next day or show online.) Now, TV has changed because media has changed and there's so much content to watch. But seems to me that the shows that tend to be the most compelling are the ones that have intensity and also brooding evil characters that you can't wait to see what happens next for when they finally get some revenge. It's funny, because Vince McMahon himself, years ago, gave an interview and talked about what makes WWE interesting and he said something along the lines of "when making a feud or a match you have to consider: Why are these guys fighting? What are the stakes? And why should I (the viewer) care?" And I feel like Vince has almost lost that vision. Some of the most memorable times in WWE history when I, as a viewer, really felt compelled and interested in the product was when all those questions were answered and obvious each show. The initial run of The Corporation vs Steve Austin, Mankind then later McMahon-Helmsley Era vs mainly The Rock, and later, even during brand split with the Evolution storyline with leader Triple H basically vs all of the rest of the Raw roster. One of my MOST FAVORITE clips of all-time was shortly after Orton was ejected from Evolution and then Evolution was 'running the show' but finally the rest of the roster didn't stand for it anymore and the big finale was Triple H and Flair trying to escape up the ramp after a screwy finish and the Raw roster blocking all exits leading to Triple H getting pummelled in the middle of the ring by guys like Maven (remember him? lol), Benoit, Jericho, and Orton! THAT was compelling TV and very satisfying. I feel like it's so rare for that kind of development to happen these days because WWE seems too relaxed to do such a storyline that really affects the whole roster with a big, evil faction gaining power and taking over. To me, what really makes a good heel is people who are despicable, manipulative, corrupt and have power. Seeing them rise to that level will raise my interest because I can't wait to see them finally get what's coming to them. I feel like Raw should pretty regularly being trying to work on that type of theme with their top heels. That said, it would be a little bit of overkill if the exact same thing was happening on SmackDown... but that's where the two brands could have separate identities. Raw could be basically the brand of 'the quest for power above all else' which will lead to somewhat of a Game of Thrones-level of anarchy, corruption, manipulation, vengeance and victory. SmackDown could b more the 'land of opportunity' which will come across more as a fair and balanced land where talent and skill are rewarded. A place where there are a little more #1 Contender matches, Qualifying matches, Open Challenges and opportunities to prove one's worth. Cetainley, personal feuds and storylines should be involved but the show can come across (somewhat similar to what it is now) as the land of opportunity which is more fair and balanced. What's your take on this? Is WWE too disjointed and too relaxed these days? What could be fixed or improved with the shows?