A history reflection + WWE's current problems
by, 02-04-2012 at 02:54 PM (4574 Views)
I've never posted on here, but I enjoy most of the blogs and all the information provided by the site. I've recently watched the most recent Stone Cold DVD for the 3rd time and had some thoughts:
**Stone Cold was a fuckin trooper. Seriously....I've never seen one wrestler go at it when injured like him. There's a reason he will always be the most popular wrestler of all time.**
Problems w/ the current WWE:
1. Seriously, people can discount the Era change, but it's a horribly flawed argument. Today's WWE caters to 6 year olds (supposedly). From watching the DVD, it was obvious that 6 year olds loved SCSA and cheered for him as much as their parents. Maybe the language filter is completely unnecessary?
2. The biggest thing I noticed from watching some amazing Attitude Era matches was the WWE's willingness to match Face v Face in big time PPV's. It seems they're scared to do this in current times, which means they protect everyone and put on predictable matches. The DVD was proof that the SCSA v Rock / SCSA v Undertaker (good) matches were some of the best in the company's history. When both are faces, it's truly impossible to guess the outcome.
-Dolph Ziggler is the best current roster wrestler in the WWE, and it's not even close. This guy is the perfect heel and sells moves better than anyone I've seen since The Rock.
-Zach Ryder needs to be a heel. Seriously, the guy is an extension of The Jersey Shore and I cringe everytime I see him on TV. He does look like Bradley Cooper, so The Hangover flashbacks are sort of a positive.
-John Cena gets a raw deal. Sure, I hate the bastard. I think he would be one of the best heels of all time. If the WWE was still in the Attitude Era, he would be a top-drawer. It's unfortunate he came around right after Rock/Austin.
-Why the hell do people care about Jericho? I've never understood it. He seems like a Top 5 microphone guy, but his in-ring stuff is average at best.
-CM Punk v Austin needs to be the Headliner for next year's WM. NEEDS to be. This would be an all-time great and - with proper buildup - could top Rock v Cena. I think Austin would actually love to put Punk over if it was properly pushed.
Anyway...I sort of rambled through this, but I had to get this stuff off my chest.
I've been a huge wrestling fan since I was a kid. The pinnacle in my fanhood was Austin v Michaels @ WM w/ Tyson. I miss the era and feel the current WWE should embrace the past. If only Linda didn't decide to run for office.......