MNR 900th episode
by, 08-30-2010 at 11:09 PM (3161 Views)
Anyone else severely disappointed with the quality of this episode? Being the 900th episode and all, I expected a great show with a ton of action, but it was anything but great. It seemed like the show was jumping around all over the place and they were too busy with giving everyone air time then improving storylines. I get it, its a celebratory episode and its meant to showcase the top talents and personalities, but its still a wrestling show. There must have been a total of 25 minutes of wrestling and the main event didnt even kick off until 11:00. Kane's promo was great(like always), the SES segment really worked(except for the pointless fued with the Big Show), and the fact the John Cena wasnt the last man standing in the main event really surprised me, but this show was really disappointing. Disappointment seems to be a reoccuring theme week after week for WWE.
Dont get me wrong, Im a huge WWE fan and I have been since the mid 90's, but the whole thing is really starting to get stale(Some of you may argue that its been that way for a few years). Im tired of watching the same storylines week in and week out. We get it: John Cena will always headline the main event and almost always win, The Nexus will blindside someone, Chris Jericho will whine, Edge will betray the faces, the Miz will pull a victory out of his ass, and the divas will throw up a terrible display of wrestling. When was the last time there was a HUGE heel turn? When was the last time someone made a HUGE return or HUGE debut? When was the last time anything really shocked you? It just seems like at 11:15 every monday night, I come away disappointed by the last two hours.
I know that because of the whole pg rating, the creative team is very restricted as to what the can write into the show, but it doesnt mean that the show needs to be predictable. I would love to see a twist here and there, I would love for a new talent to get pushed over the course of several weeks and not end abruptly one night i.e Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston etc. Bring in new exciting tag teams and reignite the tag divison. Its clear that WWE has been sputtering since the end of the attitude era and I dont know if its a fan being nostalgic and missing the glory days of The Rock vs Austin, Austin vs Vince, HHH vs Cactus Jack, and all those other great fueds, but it really seems like WWE needs a shot in the arm.