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Resolutions To The Madness: The WWE's Bland Product, The Draft, And More

'Rowdy' Ross RutherfordSenior Analyst IJuly 1, 2016


Welcome to “Resolutions to the Madness” where I take on current events and problems in the wrestling world and provide simple solutions to fix these problems, or simply analysis them and leave the solution up to you, the reader. Enjoy.


WWE has been showcasing an extremely bland product over the past few years in the eyes of many

The Madness

Unfortunately, I can’t really argue with that. I still tune in and enjoy the show, but I always find myself lacking the enthusiasm I once had for the show. Some think it’s the economy and other think it’s due to the fact that the WWE has been in hot water over the issues of pro wrestler’s deaths and the steroid accusations. I have a different theory (more on that later).  Many feel that the WWE has become very bland and kid oriented. Some see this as the company changing with the times and others see it as a turn for the worse and nothing more than the WWE doing everything they can to make a dollar rather than give the fans what they want.

The Resolution

In my opinion, the factors that lead to the WWE product growing stale is the lack of true competition. When the WWE was going head to head against WCW every Monday night, they were much more motivated to make a great show to win over the ratings. So the resolution to the madness is simple. If you want the WWE’s stale product to end, we have to give the WWE a reason to make us watch. If TNA ever manages to stop dragging their feet and find a big audience, maybe the WWE will take notice and do more to get us watching.


Many WWE Superstars that were drafted are still showing up on their old shows and other WWE shows

The Madness

Yeah, I noticed that, and it really bothered me when I tuned into Smackdown last Friday to watch the SD! debut of Chris Jericho and Kane only to find they weren’t there.

Instead, what I got were RAW superstars Batista, MVP, Ted DiBiase, Big Show, Randy Orton,  and Triple H. Yeah, I know it was only taped a day after the draft, but I wanted to see the new Smackdown stars in action, and what I got was another episode of RAW.  I’m sure many were wondering why the WWE would hold a draft and then not have the new SD! superstars at the shows taping the following night.

The Resolution

The “E” should tell the talent ahead of time that they’re going to be working Tuesday night on Smackdown so the fans can actually see the draftees on their new show.  If the WWE wants to make this whole “Brand Extension” thing to work, then they need to do a better job of keeping the SD!, Raw, and ECW stars away from each other so the draft seems more special. With people crossing brand lines and the addition of WWE Superstars on WGN, that may be easier said than done.


The rumor going around the “IWC” is that Jeff Hardy may be leaving the WWE soon

The Madness

The word going around is that Hardy is burnt out and wants to “live on his own schedule." If anyone in the wrestling industry feels burnt out, I think they should be allowed time off. Hardy is expected to quiet and go take his own time off.

The Resolution

First of all, I don’t believe any rumor until it actually happens. So as far as I know, this is completely fabricated. However, if this is true and Jeff Hardy is burnt out, then the resolution is clear: leave the WWE on good terms and go home.

If he leaves on good terms, he could have an open door to return someday. If he doesn’t want to wrestle anymore and try to keep up with the WWE’s endless schedule, then he shouldn’t. In fact, no one should.


Bobby Lashley debuted at TNA Lockdown last Sunday

The Madness

This was a big surprise. After Lashley left the WWE on not so great terms, many thought he would shift all of his focus to MMA.  During the TNA Pay Per View, Bobby made his debut and now seems that he will have to take a side in the “TNA Civil War”.  

The Resolution

TNA has a nice new name in its roster. Bobby was on his way to super stardom in his WWE run and though he may not look like that good of a wrestler, I remember being surprised by Lashley’s in-ring capabilities. Maybe he can be TNA’s “John Cena”.


The WWE Championship match at Backlash is a 3-on-3 Tag Match. If anyone on HHH team get pinned Orton wins the WWE Championship

The Madness

There is nothing I hate more than when someone can los etheir title without getting pinned. Tag Team matches for single's titles should be banned. We all know Batista’s injury had nothing to do with Orton and no one cares about Shane McMahon being in the match. A twist is all but certain.

The Resolution

Putting Orton and Triple H in some type of cage or other gimmick match would have been much better.  Hell, even a 3-on-1 match would have been better with Triple H taking on Legacy for the title on his own. The fact is they WWE threw in McMahon and Batista to try and make the feud more interesting and their actually ruing it in the process.

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