Dear Mr. McMahon: A Letter from a Concerned Fan

Joe Del BussoContributor IJune 22, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  World Heavyweight Champion Edge walks to the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

Dear Mr. McMahon,

My name is Joe Del Busso, I am a casual writer and a big fan of the "sports entertainment" business that you own, World Wrestling Entertainment. I am writing this letter to you today as one of a concerned fan.

The economy, I'm sure you know, is not what it used to be. People are losing their jobs, their homes, and their lives. The product you put out every week can be seen to some as a staple of happiness and joy.

When things get tough, people need something to cheer them up, and the WWE is definitely seen as one of these escapes from reality.

You always ask us to "suspend your disbelief" when it comes to WWE, and for awhile i could honestly say that that saying was valid. But when things start to become stale and boring, it becomes more and more evident and believable to me, and i'm assuming many others, that the product itself is in a "recession" of sorts.

I'm not writing this letter to bash any performers, or criticize the team of writers you have. This is more of a window into the mind of the common fan. When John Cena is booked as Superman, after the sixth or seventh title defense, the product becomes stale.

When Batista is utilized on television as a man who receives title shots for simply just being there, the product become stale. When Triple H is a 12-time champion, the product will always be stale.

Once again, this is not a "bashing" of sorts, it's simply an eye opener. Why not push the youth Vince? Why not have John Morrison in the main event picture? Or how about having MVP finally reach that ever elusive "brass ring."

As much as you hate to admit that TNA is not considered competition due to the ratings they achieve on a weekly basis, please look at the home-grown talent that they have turned into stars.

One of the greatest workers in the wrestling industry today is someone who has in fact turned your company down, and that performers name is AJ Styles. While the WWE is great on mic work and has some extremely talented wrestlers, the TNA brand definitely exceeds your company when it comes to capable performers.

Not only are they utilizing their young talent, they can still keep a steady balance when it comes to the locker room veterans.

So the question I have, Sir, is: Are you at all frightened by the next five years? When The Undertaker, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels are no longer around, can you really place the weight of the company on the shoulders of such guys as Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler? Is this the future stars the WWE have in store?

I understand you are a busy man, and I apologise if my letter has made you angry or upset. I know that I am just one of many millions of fans around the world who invest their time and hard earned dollars during this recession into your business, and i hope you have read this letter with an open mind.

Just a little something to get you thinking.

Thank You Mr. McMahon


Joe Del Busso