WWE is in quite a worrying decline in regard to its recent attempts at comedy.
From Mae Young giving birth to Hornswoggle, to Sheamus still treating us to god-awful anecdotes, it may be fair to say WWE's comedic offerings are at quite a baffling low.
Why this is, however, is quite hard to explain.
Some critics may direct blame toward WWE's TV-PG programming, which has seen the product lose a lot of spark since the rating's inception in 2008.
This may be a simplistic answer, but it is hard to deny that The Rock retains his humorous talents through a clear lack of respect for WWE's reluctance over live swearing.
In fact, his crackhead promo in February was as edgy a promo seen on WWE television in recent years, and a stark cry from many of the company's bland, pandering full-time babyfaces.
Sheamus and John Cena's corny attempts at humor have marred their characters to no end, and only Daniel Bryan offers salvation due to his timing, wit and unpredictability.
While the babyfaces are failing, heels such as CM Punk and Damien Sandow have been relied on to carry the comedy baton in recent months, a damning indictment of why top faces are booked so strongly by WWE, to compensate for their lack of personalities.
The fact remains, though, that if wrestlers who fans are meant to dislike make them laugh, they will endear themselves to supporters far more than dominant, rigid behemoths like Ryback.
Comedy plays a role in professional wrestling, but unless WWE reiterates its focus on who should be making the fans laugh, then more problems may lie ahead in the future.
Jack Woodfield is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @JWoodfield365