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STATE OF THE 'E: All You Do Is Complain

Rating: 9 votes, 3.89 average.
Good evening you sacks of beautiful human flesh. I have decided to give you a blog considering I haven't done one in many, many months. Now here's the deal, you guys are used to people giving you "Top 10" bullshit. I'm actually here to deliver you a blog. An opinion piece that has structure and some topic mixed in with my randomness.

If you can't comprehend what I do, don't read. Simple as that. Of course as always though, feel free to throw your comments, suggestions, hate speech, favorite cookie recipes and pantie size down at the bottom. So, lets get this going shall we?

The Often Imitated, [U][B]NEVER[/B][/U] duplicated:[B] STATE OF THE 'E[/B]

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Okay... make up your damn mind people. You want THE 'E to give you craziness, unpredictability and just flat out shock factor. They're doing that with no one winning the WWE Championship, with things going all crazy and McMahon-Helmsley 2.0 running around but, you still find a way to bitch.

People want their money back? Really? How many PPV's ended in messed up decisions in your beloved "Attitude Era"? Not all of them were clean, not all of them were happy and sunshine at the end. Austin got screwed more times than Barbie Blank screwed the WWE locker room. And you complain... about what you wanted. And now you want your money back. Da fuq?? You people are what's wrong with things.

They're giving you varied guys, different type of matches, throwing things out there to see what sticks and everyone is batting it down like it's nothing. SummerSlam was an incredible PPV from bell to bell. What happens? No one buys it. The matches were completely stacked for people to have a blast watching.

The matches were incredible to boot. CM Punk VS Lesnar, Bryan VS Cena, Wyatt VS Kane... hell, even the Total Divas match kicked ass! And what happened? Lack of support gave us Night Of Champions. Ugh. Battleground. Double ugh. Help them. That WWE app may sound like its crazy but I know for fact they're listening and trying to mold.

I'm part of the "WWE Fan Council" and yes, they send out constant surveys to see what people want. It would help if they had more people on the council and didn't make it a limited amount of people. But either way, yes, we are helping to shape TV and PPV. Get more involved and things will change!

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Yes. WWE right now is in the shits when it comes to creativity. But realistically, there's only so far they can go when they pigeonholed themselves in this PG area. We, as fans for a long time feel like they're betraying us. They're not. They're trying to give millions of millions of people one singular voice that is conveyed on television weekly.

But do we collectively care? No. Because we want instant gratification now. This "Me Generation" really sucks. I'm sick and tired of you all complaining about things that they're trying to fix but you won't allow them the time to fix it. You wanted longer storyline, they gave you them. What'd you do? Bitch that the 3 months worth of storyline was too long.

They're giving you different things, pushing different people. How do you respond?? By not watching. And you complain that they resort back to Cena and McMahon... what do you expect them to do? Get your shit together people.

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Speaking of pushes and all.Give these people a chance. You are blood thirsty for new people but, don't support them? How does that even compute to make sense in your minds? You complain "There's no more gimmicks!" Ryback, Los Matadores, Fandango, 3MB, and a few others, they're gimmicks. Hell, technically CM Punk is a gimmick. Support them. They'll lead into better gimmicks. There's a lack of them right now because THE 'E are testing waters on how people react to something different.

Guess what, you're not reacting very well now, are you? I don't know about you but some of the flash and awesomeness of "The Attitude Era" was the fact that people had gimmicks, they had catchphrases, they had some oomph. THE 'E changed with the times when people wen to UFC. They went on more "real" names because that's what was popular.

You want change, initiate that by showing them you want it. We won't get Ascension, or anything like that until the support is there. We're currently supporting the hell out of Bray Wyatt.... keep that momentum up. We'll see better things down the road.

[U][B]In Closing:[/B][/U]
I'd just like to say that I'm a WWE lifer. Not a "mark". Hell, I believe their current product could be a ton better but, in order for that to happen, we need to show them we're WANTING the product to be better. Playing Tuesday morning Quarterback or after PPV Quarterback doesn't help much by bitching about it on a forum.

Take the time to consider that this is a changing landscape in entertainment and THE 'E have to stay in touch. They have to stay involved in the here and now. Whatever society deems appropriate, THE 'E will deem it so.

Thanks for reading my word vomit. I'll see how reactions are and that may or may not dictate me doing another one soon. If I don't see you, have a great one. Leave all your word vomit below. HAVE A NICE DAY!!

See how much more awesome things are with a gimmick?

;)

See You Soon, Space Cowboy...

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Updated 10-11-2013 at 05:56 PM by Rated_R(ob)KO

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  1. K2Jelly's Avatar
    Though I do tend to echo some of your sentiments, I fear that you yourself are somewhat guilty of complaining yourself and not in an exactly constructive way considering that you're implying that some of the examples you listed are objectively great. For instance, you say that Lesnar/Punk, Wyatt/Kane, the Total Divas match, and Cena/Bryan were all good matches and that Summerslam was an incredible PPV. Though, you could just be stating your opinion, you sound almost too sure of yourself as if you were stating actual facts rather than opinion. This could be a problem if you're trying to reach out to the audience you're intending to speak out to which in this case, seems to be IWC members who can never be happy. Although you have the right to assume that the complainers are in the wrong, it would probably be best to ask yourself why they feel this way. Try walking a mile in their shoes and understand their frustration instead of blindly shooting down IWC propaganda like "The Attitude Era was the best!" and "WWE needs to push more talent!" because although it might make for rather hilarious backlash from the IWC, who poorly support their stances with blanket statements and all caps, that doesn't necessarily address the issue you're trying to remedy, does it?

    3/5 stars. More of a rant than a blog although that might have been the point. At least it's not another "Top 10" or "Wrestlemania 30 Prediction" blog so I thank you for that.
  2. Kajmere's Avatar
    A lot of the things you are saying are true, especially the things relating to instant gratification needs of this new generation of people, which is a fact that has been stated for years. However, IMO you are leaning a bit to far towards the WWE's side, which I don't think you would do if you were being 100% objective. Do they listen to what the fans want? Of course they do, in general, but obviously not always. Fans have been booing Cena and protesting him being shoved down our throats for several years, but that hasn't been listened to one bit. You would think that after all these years they would at least remove him from the main event picture for a time span, but nope. They removed him from the WWE title picture, but he was still main eventing over CM Punk when he had the title.

    And you know, it's not every month that fans have demanded their money back, not even every year. That is a very, very rare occurrence. That should tell you something. I don't think fans were being unreasonable. Hell, even now-boring boxing ppvs give you a winner for your $50 in the main event.

    Lastly, probably the least important matter in this blog, my opinion on the top 10/fake ppv blogs lol. These blogs on this website are written by amateurs, often riddled with numerous grammatical errors. You want real blogs, go to a real blog site. I've written countdown blogs, and they have gotten way better feedback and way more views than my actual narrative blogs. I will undoubtedly grant you the fact that the fake ppv cards are starting to make me sick though, lol. Those require little-to-no thought and are almost always ridiculously unrealistic. As for the actual narrative blogs, I would say less than 10% are actually worth a 5 star rating. They are often repetitive and boring (ie. make TNA better, WWE storylines suck, push new guys, etc.). You can't take it too seriously, and of course, I mean "you" in general, not this author. This blog wasn't bad though, just came on a bit strong in the beginning, lol.
  3. Earthquake's Avatar
    Loved the blog mate, don't really post on here often, but wrote a very rage fueled blog myself a couple of years ago lol. When you say the "me" generation, you could not be more accurate. We have absolutely everything we ever dreamed of in this current era... and we're so fucking miserable. Material things make people forget what's good, and that's sad, and for a blog on another website. But I'm tying this in with, that of course, this attitude comes over to wrestling.

    I've been thinking, if I just stopped coming on to these websites, I'd like wrestling a lot more. I don't know, haven't tried it. For starters, I wouldn't have any idea what's going to happen, apart from the plain obvious. I wouldn't know that Cena is likely to be staying around permanently and be going into a feud with ADR until the next ppv anyway, but I know that, and it will probably happen. PG SHMEE-G, we are spoiled with these websites, if they had no access to "news" and were all just tribute sites/opinion blog sites we wouldn't be missing out on anything. Imagine that, a ban on leaks. I'm sure wrestling would pick up quite a bit, in the arena too. I wouldn't be surprised if the booking on Raw is punishment to the fans, though I doubt they have balls that big, they are a business first and foremost after all.

    Secondly, there is just so much venom. Using the internet as an excuse for unleashing venom is just an excuse. You, I got your message right away. Your venom here - is against the venom. And that is needed sometimes, because sometimes people just ruin the things you love by making it all into some horrible kinds of things when in reality it's a tv show that has entertained us for most of our years that we really do not have to pay any money to watch. And people are outraged about things? Give me a break. It's entitlement, spoiled, baby like entitlement. And it's contagious. Toxicity, it's vermin, it sticks, sticks and doesn't let go, and not enough people try and get rid of it, as evidenced from the "WWE IS RUINING EVERYTHING" attitude we have all come to see spread around. Could it be better? Of course it could. Could it be worse? Absolutely. But THIS IS FREE. And we should be privileged to be able to enjoy such a thing, instead of being entitled over it not being how we want it always to be. No wonder McMahon and co thinks wrestling fans are stupid, alot of them prove him right. If you go to a wwe event and you have a bad time, be my guest, rag on it. But don't rag on the free stuff you get into the palm of your hands every week.

    I was reading somebody bitch about how CM Punk has had such a poor record on ppv (a blogger on a famous wrestling blog) and hasn't had an important match since UT at Mania. It may have just been a mishit but he faced Lesnar not even two full months ago. Selective memory to emphasize a point. Good blog, things do need to be said, WWE does have it's faults but why make an effort when their fans won't make the effort, as soon as Christian lost his first world title that was the absolute worst. I remember going to work and reading the spoilers, and it was kinda like "Whoa". 5 seconds later, I start thinking "I wonder where they're going to go with this"? Cue BEDLAM. Youtube videos denouncing WWE. People going KERRAAAAZY on the internet. I was bummed Christian lost too, but I was just going to see where this tv show went to. I wasn't going to boycott wwe because of it. I know this sounds "I'm so great la la la la" but it's not, I appreciated wwe giving me entertainment, and I appreciated the swerve, and lo and behold, it led to a rivalry that had the best matches of that year, Christian went back to his natural role as slimy heel and Orton looked like a good face for the only time in his face run. Just wait and see guys, things could be alot alot worse. It's entitlement though, we have our ipads, skype's, ps3's/xbox's, big ass tv's, millions of games, "important" things like that. Instead of feeling privileged, we feel entitled to it all, and that vibe just goes all over the place and wrestling is no different.
  4. sret's Avatar
    I must say people do tend to be a bit negative. I watch the WWE with the intention of being entertained, and entertained I get. Apparently a lot of people watch with the intention of finding ways to improve the programming, and upon doing so they turn it into a chore, constantly reaching for something better. After watching the shows, and enjoying them, I come on here hoping to see other people praise and discuss the things I liked. That never works out. I always leave the site feeling brainwashed into thinking what I just saw wasn't actually as good as I thought it was. It's depressing really.
  5. MP.Brouser's Avatar
    You are my hero....
    Couldn't have said it better!
    Amazing blog!
  6. Anyrysm's Avatar
    Enjoyed the blog, found it very entertaining...even though I disagree with virtually everything you said to a certain degree. Glad to see you blogging again though.
  7. akbar's Avatar
    No one is a bigger fan of their own blogs as much as R(ob) himself, Considering how mediocre it actually is.
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