Why I feel the Crowd is not into the WWE as Much as they Used to be - Part One
by, 11-30-2011 at 03:05 PM (3823 Views)
Hello, and welcome to my second blog Why I feel the Crowd is not into the WWE as much as they Used to be where I will discuss key components to what went wrong, why I don't blame the fans, and how it can be fixed and no, it's not PG.
First off and most important is the Music for each wrestlers entrance, that is what truly sets the tone for each wrestler a like, and gives fans that certain key for the click to go off, hey that guy/girl is coming out "reaction" .
There are only a certain few that have this now, and that's because the WWE has only focused it on them, and those few are: John Cena, Randy Orton, Zach Ryder,Mark Henry and of course the Big show. These few have been pushed to the point where these people stand out and so does there music. However that's not happening for the rest of the crew now is it? Why not, well you guessed it, they aren't setting up the theme music to accompany the wrestler.
For example lets compare and contrast "like" superstars currently and from the past:
Daniel Byrans current theme
Now i'll be the first to tell you I'm a big fan of him, however if you looked at the past few weeks, he hasn't been getting that large of a reaction, because they did not set up the music change or give the general fans a reason to react to the music.
Kurt Angles old theme
If you listened to it, you would hear the you suck chants, why? Because the crowd was in it, and it was set up for the fan reaction.
This is one of the biggest reasons, why I feel the WWE fans are not as in it as they used to be, they are not as interactive with each superstars character as they used to be. Rather it be a heel or face, the theme music used to get them into the mood for the match and the super star to come out.
Here is another example of a crowd reaction to validate my point.
and here's a current one
Now that I've made the point clean hopefully, onto how I feel can be fixed.
1. Music that makes the fans react, such as stone colds glass breaking, and louder themes that go into softer themes.
2. Build ups for new music, not just sudden changes.
3. Add things to music such cut scenes into themes, pyro and more.
4. Make it the character(s) more fan orientated , make them want to boo or cheer to the music and wrestler.
5. Give characters props (which used to be a big thing) to come out with.
6. Do not cookie cut themes, make them associated with only that star(s)
I will be following up this blog with a part two, which will involve more into the entrances, props and more detail into why i feel the entrances play to the crowd and set the tone for matches, superstars and the over all production of the program. I would also like to take this time to thank you guys for reading, and encourage you to check out my first blog, on how i would fix the divas division until then, take care.