A few weeks ago, one of our Bleacher Creatures wrote an article about Vince McMahon finally being written off of WWE television. It made me think about the writing and implementation of story lines.
Over the years, the story lines in the WWE have ranged from great (McMahon vs. Austin) to lousy (McMahon's illegitimate son Hornswoggle). Through the years, there have been times that I have waited all weekend for Monday Night Raw to come on just so I could see what happens next, and then there are weeks where I can't change the channel fast enough.
As one story line ends and another one begins, I think back to the angle of which Mr. McMahon is so cautious about everything around him, and he even mentions that there seems to have been a "black cloud" surrounding him that week. He comes out to speak to the crowd, and one can tell that Mr. McMahon has a lot on his mind as he finishes his promo.
Walking through the back of the arena, he passes many of the Superstars on his way to the limo. You could tell that he was cautious and suspicious about the Superstars being back there because rarely do we see all the wrestlers in the back at once short of the locker room on the draft nights. It was one of the best endings that they had produced in quite some time, and I was curious to see where it was going.
However, the real life issue of Chris Benoit took over the headlines, and McMahon appeared the following Raw explaining the situation with Benoit, a few days before the entire truth about Benoit finally surfaced. In no way am I lessening the situation of Benoit and his family, but it would have been interesting to see where this storyline was supposed to finish.
There have not been too many story lines of this caliber over the year where the boss actually is "killed" during one of the episodes. This had the making of one of the better story lines during this period when the WWE was struggling to maintain better ratings. I have read the many possible "killers" on the Internet boards, but was wondering what the outcome was going to be.
Spend a few minutes thinking about this, and comment on what you think would have happened had this story line continued.