I think Mr. "Fack the fed" has it spot on. :) I agree with him on this one.
I don't think anything will stop me watching the WWE. It's my whole childhood right there.. It's the thing that no matter if I'm happy or sad I can watch and normally 9 times out of 10 I enjoy. So nothing changes for me personally as I will keep on watching.
As for the idea of giving TNA a try. I'm not a big fan of TNA, I have tried to watch it a few times and I'm not going to bash them or anything, it's just not for me. I enjoy some of the matches because they have some good talented guys but I think my "loyalty" if I can use that word too the WWE will always stop me enjoying another wrestling company.
EDIT: Just to clarify, ever since I was a boy.. I used to see the WWE as a team I would support (Hence the loyalty thing), I never watched ECW or WCW and me and my mates (Who supported/followed the other companies) Would share banter and brag about how Stone Cold could beat Goldberg or how this show was better then this show and so on.
Thanks THBK!! FACK you very much! ;)
I don't see why there should be any problem with GG making this thread. Who knows, maybe discussion will lead to understanding and acceptance and she'll find her way back. But that's a bit hard when 'fans' start sidetracking the main issue. It's not productive really, is it?
Even though many of us enjoyed the Attitude Era and even the pre-attitude era and ruthless aggression era for that matter a bit more then today's product I for one still find the current product enjoyable as there's something for everyone. Yeah some of the angles/promos they do they are ridiculous but it could be a lot worse. The later years of WCW are a prime example of that.
As for giving TNA a chance, I have. I watch TNA on a weekly basis like many others. Just like WWE there's some good and some bad to their product.
If a person doesn't find the product interesting that's all they have to do is stop watching, there's plenty of other programming on to choose from. If you don't find WWE/TNA enjoyable start looking up some of the programming from the indy scene up on the internet. You may find that more enjoyable then WWE/TNA.
It's almost impossible to avoid commenting on some of these threads. Of course WWE owes us something! They owe us to put on a good show to keep us watching to keep us buying their crap and purchase their PPVs!! It's not like oh we did that for you so now forever and ever you must keep us happy. No! It's so we keep buying their stuff!!! As fans, if they don't hold up their end of the bargain we unfortunately have to stop watching and stop buying. If you keep watching and buying PPVs but bitch about everything that happens realize you are part of the problem.
I loved WWE but I bailed when they did the brand split and drafts. I've kept myself informed enough about what's been going on but I haven't been a regular watcher since then. If you don't like it, don't watch until you are going to like it. WWE could win me back but every time I try they fail.
You're a consumer. Basically that means you are a mark; a sucker; a buyer. You're not owed anything. Get real.
On point, I was more of a JCP, WCCW, and WCW kid growing up in the south. WWF had some characters but they weren't that impressive in the ring. That being said, I have always followed WWF/E since my family have been such die-hard wrestling enthusiasts and I can tell you that WWE has always been a more kid friendly product than most give it credit for. Think about the top 10 "gimmicks" pre-2000 and the majority stem from WWF history. Hell, WCW tried to capitalize on this same market by creating the Dungeon of Doom vs. Hogan battle. WWF has been very good about focusing their product to a younger generation and the only time in their history that they stepped away from this was during the Attitude Era. This wasn't a choice that VKM willingly made; he was forced into it because his company was losing its fan base. If not for Bischoff's direct approach of trying to bury the WWE, VKM (my assumption) would have continued on the path he was on and people would not have this notion that somehow the WWE programming is meant to be aimed at young adults.
I am almost 30 years old and I haven't been a regular fan of WWE in about 5 years (I'd say after the VKM explosion/Benoit event/Guerrero death) but I can't say that they have a "bad" product; it just isn't geared to my taste. I have always been more about the in ring action and WWE has always been about the storylines, so naturally TNA was a proper fit from day 1. I have followed ever since and while they have a lot of work to do with storyline cohesion, they are much better in terms of having longer storylines that make more sense than what it was with Russo at the helm. However I am the type of fan who is more willing to be forgiving of things such as Bully Ray being a face because I see the end result of his heel turn, and so long as the in-ring action lives up to my expectations, I can deal with flaws in the storyline. That being said, if some find themselves critical of WWE for their storylines, TNA might not be the right choice as they "have" storylines, but their focus is based on the in ring.