WWE: The New "ERA"
by, 08-13-2012 at 02:07 PM (3011 Views)
I titled this blog the new "ERA" because I am going to pin point the problems that WWE is having and how they can fix the problems while using some of the simple methods while keeping the family friendly "PG ERA". I know many of use would love the attitude era back in the WWE and many of us thought with the 1000 episode of Raw we would see the dropping of the "PG" and back to "TV 14". Now with the new "kids" Saturday Morning TV show we understand its not going to happen anytime soon as well Linda running for Senate. That's fine because the problem is not rating its the format as well as the issues I will touch upon and how they can fix them.
We have exactly 12 PPVS per year. This gives the WWE a whole 4 weeks to build new stables, matches, characters, and gimmicks to the audience. Back in the PG ERA of the 1980s the company had only 4 PPVS per year: Royal Rumble, Wrestle-mania, Survivor Series, and Summerslam. This gave them more of a time period to debut that new wrestler to build them up for a match that the audience wanted to see because we had the jobbers( this will be brought up later.) This gave the talent more time to go over the match with their opponent behind the scenes. This give the company more flexibility to make more solid tag-teams, building up feuds, building up characters as well as debuts.
The 1980s was very successful the jobbers allowed the other talents to showcase their move-sets. The jobbers need to be brought back to allow the talents that need either "on-air" time or that extra push. The jobbers allow build the gap that allowed the time it was needed to build that match we all want to see.
Mangers need to be brought back because it would allow the mangers to get over the talent if they could not do it on their own. Mangers are a big piece of what made so many Heels so successful in the 1980s. The firing of A.W was a mistake by WWE as he was the mouthpiece for The Primetime Players this is why they was getting over.
This needs to be brought back only if it applies to the story-telling of the match. Blood should be allowed when it helps the match or if its a special match such as Extreme Rules, Cage Match as it helps the reality of the matches. It does not need to be overdone though.
Non-Scripted Promos and Interviews
This a huge no-no in this business could you imagine a interview with Stone Cold, Macho Man, Ultimate Warrior, or Hulk Hogan scripted????? No, because this is how their characters got over weather or not you understood them (Warrior) did not matter because their personality was able to show to help build their characters.
With the extra hour on Raw should be allowed to focus on the ladies. They should hire Lita or Trish to train the new women talent to not only look good but as well as take some bumps as well as some real wrestling.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog I am a lifetime wrestling fan named after Brett Wayne Sawyer a wrestler in 80's who kinda never went anywhere but I have fell in love with everything in wrestling but I think it lacks the "spark" it had from the 1980's to early 2000's. Thank You for reading.