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Chris Jericho Returns, CM Punk Retains: It's Time to Accept WWE Is Improving

Paul McIntyreCorrespondent IIIJanuary 3, 2012

Fans were treated to a good episode of Monday Night Raw last night. Not fantastic; not one that will echo throughout the ages.

Of course, that's only my opinion.

Others will decide for themselves, as they always do. Unfortunately, the Internet is generally the platform on which the more cynical, pessimistic fans air their views; not just in wrestling, but in all forms of entertainment.

The fact is, people in life are predisposed to complaining rather than celebrating. In correlation with that, you have the Internet Wrestling Community.

A title for the hardcore, increasingly judgmental group of fans that with zeal discuss and write about wrestling online, the IWC are notorious for being impossibly difficult to please.

Take last night's episode, in which we saw entertaining promos from the likes of Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth, plenty of development in various angles such as Punk/Laurinaitis, and also, the return of a certain Chris Jericho.

Still, plenty of fans are unhappy.


And while this is a plea that will no doubt fall on deaf ears, perhaps it is time for them to look inward at themselves, rather than scrutinising every small aspect of WWE programming.


They were simply fans, once. People, who, like all other wrestling fans, watched and enjoyed; they cheered their favourites, they booed the villains. But they grew up to be smarks, incapable of feeling satisfaction no matter how well WWE is booked.

What joy can be found in that?

None, whatsoever.

So perhaps it is time for them to accept that WWE is improving.

Sure, the main event last night was again a six-man tag team match, rather than a singles bout for the WWE Championship. With that in mind, there are of course still reasons to complain.

But why do that when we could instead extol the magnificent return of Chris Jericho or the increased exposure of Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler?

Perhaps it is time to accept the positive aspects of WWE, rather than focusing on the negative ones.

Of course, that's just my opinion. What's yours? 

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