Something a little different?
by, 09-26-2011 at 05:50 PM (2473 Views)
Okay so this is my first little blog here, long time reader however and so I thought I'd have a little overview of wrestling in general today and the main 3 North American Companies, ROH, TNA and , of course, WWE.
I'd like to start by comparing their styles. ROH are easily the most talented wrestlers, even without Daniel Bryan and (presumably) the Kings of Wrestling, these guys know how to wrestle and put on a real show. Unfortunately, they really lack funding and media required to truly make a big impact on a national front.
TNA has amazing potential with the talent they posses and the more attention they're garnering due to top stars like Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy and RVD. My problem with TNA is I feel they need to break away from the mould. At the minute it seems like they're trying to push themselves too hard to be the new WCW and challenge the WWE by trying to appeal to the older generation which WWE(F) did highly successfully in the late 90's. I feel they really need to establish themselves as their own company, instead of being known as WWE's new competition (which they aren't really able to consistently sustain) they need to show themselves as the company they are. X-Division, high-flying, thrillers who keep you on the edge of your seat. At the moment they are going for the "Shock-value" treatment and it's really cheapening the product because it gets to a point where it's a chore to tune in. I know that may be a bit critical, I would just like to clarify I watch both WWE and TNA regularly and I amn't just another WWE 'mark' I really hope TNA does push WWE at some point so that it improves the quality of the business as a whole.
In a quick side note, LET THE YOUNGER GUYS WRESTLE. Personally I think they need to take Hogan and Bischoff's TV time and bring it down to a minimum. They also need to allow guys like AJ, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, Kaz etc to be in the main event instead of building it just around guys who have only recently joined the company (RVD, Anderson, Hardy).
And last but certainly not least, the good ol' WWE. The problem with WWE is they have an over abundance of talent but not enough main-event calibre wrestlers or 'superstars'. Look back 5 years ago, you had Undertaker, Batista, Cena, Jericho, Triple H, Orton, Angle, Mysterio, Michaels, Booker T and Edge who could all hold and carry one of the world titles and captivate the audience. I know that most have either retired or are currently out of WWE but the problem is with the exception of Mysterio, Cena and Orton, WWE hasn't found/developed proper replacements for these main-event talents. Let's face it, many of the main-eventers now would have been either mid-card or tag team wrestlers around this time. I personally really enjoy the product still but the WWE still lacks the ability to inter-change the titles as and when they please because they only have Cena, CM Punk, Orton, Christian, Sheamus and Mark Henry who can hold a title and make things interesting, which doesn't allow for much navigation in terms of main-events and title windows.
Anyway, that is all for now, please feel free to comment and hopefully there will be some sort debate after this, I know certain points have already been raised but I just thought I should put across my view, so please comment and give feedback (No hating please, only constructive-criticism)