WWE Is Due For a Long-Needed Overhaul

Matthew HesterSenior Writer ISeptember 18, 2009

Hello, everyone. As always, I would like to thank all of you for spending some time with me.

I have been watching wrestling for many years now. Like many other long-time watchers, I have seen a lot of good times and bad, while I still do enjoy the action in the squared circle today.

I find that it is getting harder to watch. It just seems to me at least, that the product has gotten very stale. If not for ECW, I might not even be watching wrestling at all.

I am getting tired of seeing the same guys week in and week out headline Raw. It has gotten to the point where I fast forward through most of the show. The thing that bothers me though is it doesn’t have to be this way.

The WWE as it stands now as an incredible pool of talent at their disposal. Yet I’m still forced to watch the same wrestlers, in the same matches every week. It would be nice to turn on Raw and see some of the up and coming stars headline.

I am tired of seeing HHH, Cena, and Orton in the main event all the time. I’m not saying that they should not main event at all. They are the star power right now so they should get the main spots most of the time.

My only concern is the lack of development with some of the other guys. I think it is vital that the WWE mixes things up a little. Would it hurt to have Jack Swagger or Bourne main event a Raw once in a while?

It’s not like it will kill them to mix up the main events from time to time. It would be nice if the WWE threw guys like the Miz and Kofi a bone on occasion. The fans are craving to see some new blood in the mix of things.

It is also time for them to stop taping Smackdown ahead of time. It is doing nothing but killing their ratings. The spoilers are readily available two days before the show even airs.

I can’t help but feel less interested in watching it after I know who is going to win. So why not take the best of the big two and make it live? It’s about time that we got to see the best of the four wrestling shows live.

It would not only help the ratings, it would also add some element of surprise to the show. I don’t care how good a match is between Morrison and Ziggler, if I know who is going to win, it takes something from the match.

It also wouldn’t hurt if they aired Smackdown on a different day besides Friday. Let's be honest, I’m sure most of you have better things to do besides watching wrestling on a Friday night.

The only shows that I don’t have any issues with now are ECW and Superstars. I think ECW is still doing a fine job of keeping their talent and matches fresh. I can honestly say it’s the only show left that I really enjoy watching.

Watching guys like Zack Ryder and the rest come in to their own has been a treat. I even enjoy watching the Jobbers lose each week. In a way it adds a little comical appeal to the show.

Let’s face some facts. It’s not ECW that is going to be the big sell at PPV's. That job belongs to Raw and Smackdown, and the ratings aren’t exactly flying through the roof.

The fact is that the WWE has been a stale product for some time now. It is a problem they are going to have to address sooner or later. If they don’t they will find fans finding other things to do on Mondays and Fridays.

I am a die hard wrestling fan and even I have trouble watching wrestling these days. To me that says a great deal about the product. If die hards are changing the channels, what are the casual fans doing?

It doesn’t take rocket science to put a good wrestling show together. Keep the matches fresh and don’t over expose your main event guys. That was the whole purpose of PPV's in the first place.

If you don’t see Orton headlining Raw every week; then the fans will be a bit more excited to see him when it comes to ponying up the cash at the end of the month. It was a formula that worked well for decades.

We don’t need drastic changes, all the current shows need is a little tune up. Then things will run smoothly again in the WWE. If they ignore these problems though, they will only see their fan base get smaller.

I thank you all again for spending some time with me today.

As always, have a safe and blessed day.