The IWC has the power? Really?
by, 06-10-2011 at 04:05 PM (2127 Views)
Reading a comment claiming that "the IWC has the power" in modern wrestling has made me start to doubt the intelligence of some of the people who express their opinions on this website.
This is not intended as a rant, I have reasons for my disagreement. They are as follows:
WWE as a PG product
If the IWC had any influence over the direction of wrestling, wouldn't we have the Attitude Era back? For the past two years of me checking the blogs on this site I've seen countless arguments against the PG era, and a tonne of anti-Cena articles. Hell, I've even read that Vince is embarrassed by the state of his company.
Really? Reeally!? Reeeally!?! (I'm not actually trying to stress the point, I'm just a mark for The Miz)
If WWE's direction was effected by the IWC Vince would step in and change what we see now. We all know it's bad, and we complain until our fingers bleed about the fact that WWE isn't aimed at people over the age of 18 any more. If we had any influence we would have changed things.
Cena would be a heel rapper all over again, WrestleMania would have never been headlined by Cena v Miz, and Zack Ryder would be WWE Champion.
On that point, the love Ryder gets from the IWC is a small part, if any, of his television appearances on RAW as of late. His push comes from the fact he has shown that he loves his job and Vince has recognised it.
TNA is still in decline...
Another clear cut case that TNA doesn't respect the IWC's views. They still have the Hogan/Bischoff self destruct button, and they still bury their original talent under the declining careers of WWE's past stars (Angle, Christian and Anderson may be the only stars who deserved to get a push). Another major issue is that they still end their storylines abruptly. Oh, did I forget that despite disgruntled members of the IWC screaming "we want six sides" that it only got a one-night return?
My point here is that even though TNA would benefit more from the IWC's comments, and even go as far as acknowledging their existence. The problem is they look at the criticism of their (mostly former) fans and take it as insult rather than a word of advice from those who the product is supposed to appeal to.
Anyway, that's my blog. I'm sorry if this came out as a rant. I encourage comments and opinions. Thank you for reading.