It always has and always will reign supreme to wrestling fans. From the days of Superfly Jimmy Snuka to Eddie Guerrero, in-ring spectacles are a must see.
Although, since WWF changed their name to WW"E", the proclamation of entertainment was enforced and not so much the wrestling aspect.
I wrote an article about how wrestling is an art. Back and forth, I surfaced the entertainment aspect of the business, and I realized it has been the focal point of Vince McMahon's overall creation.
Apparently, a well-crafted promo is more worth watching than a five-star wrestling match. I have one question: What happened to the "wrestling?"
Charisma and entertainment certainly fall into the proverbial essence of professional wrestling; however, too much of one thing is never a good thing.
In the past couple of years, Vince McMahon has altered the balance of wrestling and entertainment and chose to give us entertainment with microphones, rather than entertainment in the squared circle.
Given that statement, outliers exist, and they always will. You can find recent examples of this.
The Miz vs. John Morrison for the WWE Championship on the first Raw of 2011. That battle was excellent from beginning to end.
Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25 and 26 were both spectacles that will be watched over and over again. No chair shots, no blood, but quality wrestling matches.
Wrestlers like Lou Thesz, Bret Hart, Dean Malenko, and Kurt Angle sit and stare as men like Mason Ryan, Skip Sheffield and Jack Swagger botch their way to the heavens but have that physique the boss man puts a focus on.
Where has the art gone? CM Punk, Morrison, Chris Jericho, Christian, Edge and Daniel Bryan epitomize what the "wrestling" portion of WWE really means. They are not the only ones, but just a couple of examples who fit my argument.
It appears Morrison will not be with company much longer, and there isn't much hesitance to re-sign him. My question still remains in the minds of many. Where has the art gone?
For months, we have watched Punk try and change the WWE, in essence attempting to make it fun again. What I think is fun and some other person's description of the word fun are two different opinions.
Dolph Ziggler and Morrison have been stealing the show at most live events, although they aren't seen as much on live television. Where has the art gone?
Are we in a society where pyro, eloquent promos and musclemen rule the wrestling world? I'd like to pretend not, but it is inevitable.
If someone would like to tell me why the Great Khali received a title reign before Christian, please do me the honor of educating me.
Those answers and many are a constant concern of the current WWE brand.
Where has the art gone?
I am just one of many who believe in McMahon and Co. to revive the business and make wrestling matter again. There is a reason why one million people stopped watching Raw after the first hour. There is a reason why Morrison is leaving the company, but Ryan is climbing the charts.
I'm not the person to answer that question nor will I ever be.
I am a professional wrestling fan. For the mass quantity of men and women who have poured their blood, sweat and tears in that squared circle, I thank you. You are the people who generated a wrestling fan.
Where has the art gone? It's always been there.
All you have to do is watch.
Thank you for tuning into my article. I appreciate any feedback that I receive. Take care and have a splendid night!
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