This week, Monday Night RAW was almost a complete failure.
Save for The Miz being reinstated and Cody Rhodes looking dominant, the WWE felt the best way to improve their television product was to destroy the momentum it had going for some time now.
I am referring in part to Triple H becoming the COO of RAW and the locker room walking out on him.
For many weeks now, Friday Night SmackDown has been lackluster and failing in the ratings all because the writers can't seem to get things right. There was hope when GM Teddy Long declared RAW's loss would be SmackDown's gain.
Well, the RAW roster was still present this week, wasn't it? The walkout barely made any impact whatsoever.
Instead, Triple H just put himself over, got dismissed, John Cena got another title match, The Miz and R-Truth went from being the hottest "free agents" there was to walking down the ramp "rappin' on" and of all things, John Laurinaitis became the GM.
Same old, same old it seems. Hit the panic button! God forbid sacrificing some ratings to develop a more interesting product.
I almost forgot! They also had to humiliate Jim Ross in his home state for the millionth time. The first times were mean, but now it is just ridiculous.
To sum everything up—how will the No Confidence vote affect SmackDown?
It won't do a thing at all.
Everything went back to normal within the first 30 minutes of the show, and that's why I went and watched the Canucks kick butt versus Columbus. What is going on in the writers' minds? Vince McMahon clearly has lost touch with his fans and his product.
Wait, Giulio! We are planning to have big things in store for The Rock's return in November.
I don't care about putting all the money on someone from the past! Look to the future, please.
I have to get writing for that company fast before it's too late! Lucky for us all I just bought MORE shares today. I am going to throw Michael Hayes' butt on the street if I don't get what I want.
Having The Rock will be fantastic, but it is just a temporary solution to the problem. Am I the only one that feels like they are putting all their efforts into the legend's return? It looks like everything else can suck in the mean time.
How unfortunate. There is so much potential there. How can people with such innovative visions be so short-sighted?
In a nutshell, the spoilers for Friday's show are already out. I don't feel like there is any follow-up from RAW except the appearance of some Superstars and Divas. I won't say anything more because I don't want to ruin it for everyone.
There is a lesson here—a vote of confidence. Are we, the fans, about to lose all confidence in the WWE product? If so, can we truly walk out on something that is this close to our hearts?
Well, I suppose I can rejoice at the fact that Beth Phoenix is the Divas Champion and Maryse is set to return soon.
Now there's something to have faith in...and that's Real Talk!