At first, the main focus was what was happening in the ring. The rivalry between two different wrestlers. The story around it. That was it. That was all the people cared about.
Then, the years went by and it was the 21st century. Wrestling had gone mainstream. People from all over the world started to watch the product, especially the WWE.
Slowly, the fans started to go elsewhere. That wasn't the main focus anymore. They started to stray away from what was given to them.
It was no longer about how Hogan could miraculously overcome the odds, or how Shawn Michaels always seemed to betray his friends, or how big Andre the Giant was.
It started to be about how Cena was getting cheesy, or how Triple H was married to Stephanie McMahon and was therefore automatically given the championship belt many times.
The fans became interested in the backstage stuff. Every time something happened the fans didn't like, they would raise out their voices and blame the creative team.
John Morrison is Intercontinental Champion!
Cue the complaints: Dolph Ziggler should've been champion; John Morrison is overrated; Ziggler is losing his momentum, his build is being destroyed.
We always have to worry about what they're not giving us, which makes us sometimes not enjoy what's happening on the screen.
Kelly Kelly needs to be pushed. Says who? What about the story that's taking place on your T.V. between Mickie James and Beth Phoenix.
This isn't always the case as sometimes we do enjoy what's happening, such as the C.M. Punk and Jeff Hardy feud. But that's only sometimes.
I'm not talking about how we complain about the things such as the Chavo/Hornswoggle storyline.
That's something that is given to us, but we don't like it.
I'm talking about how we complain about things that's not being given to us.
Sure, Ziggler isn't champion right now, who says he still won't be a star in the future?
We aren't the ones who write the stories. For all we know, the creative team could surprise us.
We can't think about the stories, and matches alone. We don't just think of whether the Undertaker will actually tap out to CM Punk at Breaking Point, or if Cena will actually quit.
What we do think about is if the creative team will let 'Taker tap out or make Cena quit. We think about how they shouldn't have done that, but should've done this.
It's too late to fix this problem. I don't think it could've ever been fixed once it was started.
But we need to learn to just go with the flow.
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