PG WWE: Pro's, Cons, The Present and Future: Part II
1) Major Loss of Fans
Since WWE turned PG roughly a year ago, WWE has been losing hardcore fans by the hundreds every week. WWE has been slowly driving the harcore fans who have watched religiously since the much longed for(by most fans) Attitude Era.
WWE has toned down their product so much that some fans have refused to watch WWE anymore and are already turning to the TV-14 rated TNA. WWE really need to revise this PG rating soon before TNA steal more fans and the so called 'war' is only just begining.
2) Lack of Cutting Edge Storylines
This one writes itself. Remember the Y2J/HBK storyline in 2008? Or the first Cena/Edge feud? The Corporate Ministry angle in the 90's? Kane and Undertakers alliances and betrayals? Long gone are the days of gripping WWE storylines.
Now, WWE does conjure up one or two diamonds in the rough every so often(Taker/HBK last year, and possibly this year, CM Punk/Jeff Hardy, ect) but for the most part its just crap after crap after ridiculously stupid crap. Excuse the rant.
Anyone remember the once great Chavo Guerrero having to endlessly job to Hornswoggle? This was just one example of WWE burying one of their best talents just to keep the kids in the audience and at home happy.
3) Predictable Match Outcomes
Everybody knows what I'm talking about here. Since WWE turned PG, there hs been this general concensus in WWE that the babyface always has to come out on top.
Take the Undertaker/CM Punk feud from last year. Despite Undertaker being in the worst shape of his career and in need of time off, they gave him the strap when all logic pointed towards keeping the belt on Punk.
The World Champ should be main eventing or at least wrestling on every show, not sporadically appearing here and there and spending more time in the ring cutting promo's than wrestling.
4) Ridiculous Decision Making
This sort of ties in with point 3. WWE has made countless idiotic and bad decisions since turning PG. For example, no more blood.
Ok not the worst decision ever made by the company but when coupled with creating gimmick ppv's like hell in a cell, it is just stupid. You cannot have HIAC matches without blood, it just doesnt feel right. Even the vets, who know what they're talking about, thought this was a bad idea.
Another bad decision made by WWE was, as near as makes no difference, ruling out the use of weapons. Look back at all the No DQ matches or Falls Count Anywhere matches over the last year. I can almost guarantee that at least 90% did not involve weapons.
Long gone are the day's when a falls count anywhere match would finish backstage in a boiler room or the carpark. Ridiculous decisions leads to loss of interest from fans which leads to decline i ratings.
Put 2 and 2 together VKM!
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