The Death Of World Wrestling Entertainment
by, 07-Sep-2009 at 02:06 (1208 Views)
I became a wrestling fan back in 2002 when my brother moved in with us. Didn't really like it at first but within 6 months I loved it. Loved the characters, storylines and gimics. This continued over the years and I even wrote a few stroylines myself.
I beleive that everything started to go down at Survivor Series 2007. Edge made his return from a torn pectoral muscle interfearing in the Smackdown main event Batista v. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match dressed as a camera man, beating up Undertaker giving Batista the win. On the fallowing Smackdown Edge and Vickie Guerrero (the general manager at the time) came out telling people that Edge was going to give up on his career but he met Vickie and she gave him the courage to go to rehab and get back in the ring. Now that's all well and good but as the story pogressed they were doing some stuff that I feel would have really pissed off Eddie (Vickie's late husband.) Eventually they got "married" and so La Familia was born with Vickie, Edge, Chavo, Curt Hawkens and Zack Ryder. This relationship lasted until June 8, 2009 when Vickie said she was fet up with the fans giving her crap. Edge admited that he was using her to get to the World Heavyweight Championship and therefore wanted a devorce. So all together this story went for almost 18 months, way to long!
Another example is WWE using Randy Orton, Triple H and John Cena so much in the WWE Championship picture. For months the main events at Pay-Per-Views for that title have had Orton, Triple H and Cena in some way, part of this was due to Shawn Micheals wanting time off after Wrestlemania XXV to spend time with his kids.
One of the big reasons why they are failing is their new focus on kids. In resent months WWE has gone down from a traditional TV-14 rating to TV-PG, for more "family friendly" television. They did this hoping to gain more viewers but it is that same idea that is going to have them loose viewers. Because of the rating change they have had to tone down their storylines and thus stories gone boring and repeditive real fast.
I belive WWE is also becoming very aragent trying to astablish themselfs to a bigger fan base they cooked up a story were Raw was "sold" to Donald Trump. This was interesting but short lived as Vince bought it back a week later because WWE's stock fell. The one episode that Trump was in charge was interesting because for the first time in the shows 17 year history the show was commercial free. While that was nice the show itself was alittle annoying because the show was renamed "Trump Raw" just to show he has a bigger ego then Vince. On "Trump Raw" Trump said that he was geting rid of General Managers and replacing them with celebrity geusts hosts and that is continueing to this day. Some shows it's good and some shows suck out loud.
Raw Guest Hosts so far:
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
Jeremy Piven (This was the worst episdoe of Raw ever! I ended up changing the channel within 5 minutes.)
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Bob Barker is set to host tomarrow nights Raw.
At first I thought this would just be a summer thing but there is talk about having this continue until Survivor Series on November 22 or as far as Wrestlemania XXVI on March 28, 2010. Ironialy this series of shows has prodused some of the worst ratings in Raw's history.