Rivalries...where did they go?
by, 04-05-2011 at 04:36 PM (5318 Views)
This is gonna be a tough subject to hit upon since its true that rivalries do still exist, however they feel so lack luster nowadays that I feel like we really dont have any real rivalries to speak of and Im gonna do my best to hit the point as best as I can with a few examples from past years. Ok here goes...
Remember Triple H vs The Rock? If your a long time wrestling fan and were around for the attitude era on forwards...you better remember it. Cause in my humble opinion, it was one of the top 5 rivalries of all time. These two guys had so many matches together that its impossible to count, yet they always put on a good match if not a great match. From their feuds over the Intercontinental Championship to their battles over the WWE title. These two were great to watch and you couldnt wait for the next match. No matter if it was a 2 out of 3 falls match, ladder match or Iron Man match, Rock and Trips didnt dissappoint.
However today, we dont have that...we dont have build ups and multiple matches with the two same guys that can carry us for months at a time. Again I know this is gonna be a hard point to drive home since we have had a few rivalries over the past few years...Edge vs Cena, Batista vs Undertaker and Triple H vs Orton. But is it just me or does that feeling of a really great feud seem to be missing though? Today we have matches that last 3 minutes if that and gimmick matches have been set for ppv themes, ie...Hell in a Cell and TLC. And it also seems that matches come and go so randomly that one week we have Shaemus vs Kofi, then next week Shaemus vs Evan Bourne for no real reason at all except to have a match to fill a time slot.
Im not totally discouraged by what we have today by any means....it wasnt that long ago we had a series of entertaining matches featuring Cena and Orton from their Hell in the Cell to the Iron Man match they had which was good. And we have potential for great rivalries now...Orton vs Punk could be classic if done right. I hope these guys give us more matches for a few more months. However it just seems to me that the feuds today go so quickly and the build up and matches so short that we dont really have any opportunity to see what two guys in the ring can do and it was evident that the WWE doesnt seemed concerned about this as they were quick to dump Shaemus vs Bryan quickly.
I dont know, you tell me what you think of todays rivalries and matches and tell me if you think Im just not seeing it. Or do you agree with me that the concept of a feud is not as evident as it used to be?