Vince McMahon vs. Monday Morning Promoters: It's Tough Being the Boss

Paul AustinCorrespondent IJune 6, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vince McMahon takes a lot of heat from fans over his use (or lack therof) of certain wrestlers.

There probably is not one of us who hasn't been guilty, at some time or another, of being a Monday Morning Quarterback.

I mean, it's the easiest job in the world. All you have to do is shout at the TV from your seat or rant online, throwing out as many criticisms as you feel like without ever having to take responsibility for what you say. The world of the Internet wrestling fan has more than their fair share.

It's easy to come online the day after watching your favorite show and rant to the web-o-sphere: "Why wasn't [insert favorite wrestler] given a push tonight!?"

I know it's easy, I've done it. You've probably done it. We all do it, but is it really that simple?

If we give our favorite wrestler a push, then who are we going to drop from the show, and have we done our market research to see how that will impact on ratings and sales?

And when I say market research, I don't just mean asking our friends who like the same wrestlers that we do.

What about the rest of the card?

If we've decided to put wrestler X into a feud with wrestler Y, then what happens to wrestlers A, B, and C?

What about outfits, gimmicks, the balance between heels and faces?

It's easy to cry that our favorite should be turned face, or heel, but who is going to turn the other way?

I don't write all of this to be critical of the Monday Morning Promoters. After all, we're all guilty of playing that game. Instead, I write it to remind people that it's harder than it looks, which is why people like Vince McMahon run billion-dollar industries while we're just shouting at the TV screen.