Realism vs Captivating
by, 06-23-2011 at 02:59 AM (4389 Views)
Second blog here, and I'm probably gonna piss a lot of you "hardcore" wrestling fans off here, but I think it needs said. WRESTLING (speaking about WWE) ISN'T ABOUT YOU (the individual), BUT ABOUT WHAT CAN KEEP THE COMPANY, AND BUSINESS SUSTAINED. and what keeps the WWE thriving?
I was going to make it three different paragraphs but they all flow into one. Money keeps a business going. Money pays for everything, including the superstars you watch every night. That money comes from fans who buy merchandise and ppvs and tickets to the shows and live tours. If the WWE caters only to your way of thinking, they'd be out of business in a week. You have to understand that these superstars travel the world now, something rarely done back in the 70s and 80s. They have to put on a show that everyone wants to see. See personally I watch wrestling because it's like a soap opera, tension, disputes and finally a match to resolve the issue. WWE has grown its soap opera so that people from all nations of the world will watch and become lifetime fans. And when is the best time to capture a fan, when he/she is young. When he or she doesn't understand the "fakeness" of the business. I know that's when a lot of us where captivated by wrestling, seeing superstars (cause the term wrestlers really isn't enough, these guys fight, act and entertain, a lot more than just wrestle) flying through the air, applying vicious submissions, thats what got us. But now we've grown and we know the cogs of the machine and we think it doesn't care about us. What we forget is that the company isn't only for us, THERE ARE MILLIONS, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of other people who are being captivated by watching their hero, or as we now call them "faces", defeat the villian.
We used to sit back for hours on end just watching, and enjoying the spectacle in front of us. But now we bitch and moan because "the WWE is
rigged?". This brings me to my next point monday night raw's power to the people. You want to complain that it was fixed? Wrestling is fixed. Each individual outcome was fixed from the beginning, no matter who, or what was chosen. Do you honestly say you know what really happened with the Evan Borne match? No, but you use it has a way to diminish a company's reputation because you didn't get to see what you wanted. Things fail, not everything is perfect, remember when lady gaga sold her album for 99 cents, she crashed AMAZON.com and we can't believe that a shit load of people where texting? Come on people.
There's a big difference between captivating and realism, yet it seems people want both. You want action and violence, but does that captivate a 8 year old girl in Paris? Is bloodshed really what a 9 year old boy in South Africa really wants? The WWE is not perfect, but neither are we, and we seem to forget that. I want you to imagine you were Vince McMahon/ or any member of the creative team for a day. You have millions and millions and millions of fans demanding perfection, you have a business that demands income and you have thousands of paychecks. Would you stick to a failing plan, or go to PG and captivate more young fans all around the world? In the end, sit back and enjoy the show or watch TNA or ROH or shut of the tv.
Please leave comments, hates, loves or things you think I missed. I'm open to new sugesstions