PG isn't the problem
by, 11-21-2010 at 02:40 PM (4584 Views)
HELLO IWC!! TNA's newest creative writer (we all wish) back again.
I recently (like ten minutes ago) read a post entitled "I miss the good old days". The post was about the Y2J/HHH 2000 match when Y2J won the WWF title but HHH had the referee reverse the match. The post commented on the fact that the crowd erupted when Y2J won and then criticized the WWE's PG product.
LADIES AND GENTS, WWE PG is NOT the problem. Because if you go back and watch WWF 2000, short matches, quick pace, but not very good WRESTLING.
So what made it work?
THE ROSTER. People cared about the roster!
Let's compare the rosters.
(I will be using the roster who competed at Survivor Series 2000)
Steve Blackman, Crash Holly, Molly Holly
Test, Albert, Trish Stratus
Edge and Christian
Just look at that roster....don't worry I'll wait.
That roster has DEPTH, that roster is a roster that people CARED about.
Taz, Raven, The Dudleyz all from ECW, people were going APE SH*& over them being in the WWF
The Radicalz all just freaking defected from WCW where Chris Beniot was WCW champion!
Austin, Rock, Triple H, Kurt Angle, Kane all at the top of their game
The Undertaker just coming back from his return with his overly populary American Badass Gimmick
The three top tag teams EVER tearing down the house every PPV.
People cared about this roster, this was probably the hottest roster EVER.
Let's look at WWE ten years later
Layla, Michelle McCool
Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Chris Masters, Big Show, MVP
Albert Del Rio, Tyler Reks, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes
Besides a select few, do you really care about these guys?
Not really no, I mean hell if you read these forums you know that I have NO LOVE for Tyler Reks.
But, if you look at the match QUALITY of 2000 vs. 2010....2010 is better (IMO) with guys like Kaval, Jo-Mo, Daniel Bryan, Ted DiBiase. The matches we are watching can be great!
The problem ISN'T PG, the problem ISN'T the fans, the problem is the roster, there is NO interest, hell even the creative team has said the roster sucks. NOT THEIR WRESTLING ABILITIES, just the fact that they're not cared enough by the fans.
I HATE to say this, but if Super Cena got hurt, and couldn't even be APART of TLC, how bad do you think those PPV buys would be? Think they would even be CLOSE to hitting a million? I don't.
The WWE needs to make people CARE about their roster, CARE about their superstars and what they're doing.
The best example is the Nexus/Cena storyline. People CARE about what happen to Cena (kids do and guess what they're who matters) they HATE Nexus for making Cena their bitch. They HAVE to know what happens to Cena.
But honestly, they could give two shakes of a lamb leg about Kaval, Dolph Ziggler. Which is SAD, because we all know that they WILL steal the show (Jo-Mo/Sheamus has promise) but the kids are who matter, and they have no reason to cheer Kaval, and boo Ziggler.
The basis of this rant is simple: I don't give a damn who sings the national anthem at Wrestlemania, Justin Beiber, Kid Rock, KISS, Metallica, AC/DC, Snoop Dog, Drake, I DON'T CARE, what I care about is who is gonna fight and put on the best show ala wrestling. PG isn't the problem, PG has made these guys actually have to WRESTLE, but the fact is the stories suck, and the roster is bland.