I disagree. I compare watching WWE to watching a soap opera or TV series but I never find myself watching Dexter and saying "oh God not this story again" or watching the first five minutes of Eastenders (with my ex, not any more) and being able to explain the rest of the episode before it happens. Even compared to TNA WWE is predictable, they recycle the same old wrestling tropes time after time and their reaction to the internet is not to embrace or work it but to encourage faked Twitter polls and Touts.
It's not even the case that I've been watching for 30 years and remember the good old days or that I yearn for the Attitude Era (believe me I don't) but since I started watching Raw and Smackdown regularly in 2009 the patterns have emerged. John Cena doesn't lose clean, whoever stands tall before the PPV is most likely to lose at the PPV, Alicia Fox flip flops heel to face like she's bi polar and so on. Of course there are exceptions but the fact there are exceptions to these rules shows how stale and stagnant the writing is.
Yes you can blame the internet and dirt sheets for spoiling things and of course the Twittersphere is the proverbial team of infinite monkeys with typewriters but even if you don't read them it's obvious how an episode of Raw will play out and that is due to lazy un-creative writing.
It doesn't have to be this way.
TNA are showing that and their shows aren't live, and to say calling WWE predictable makes someone a "fucking idiot" ewantu2 is like saying people shouldn't complain about their favourite sports team's performance or the state of the government. The fact is that as a fan of pro-wrestling I have to watch WWE to see the biggest stars, the biggest shows or even just regular programming, that doesn't mean that I forfeit my right to criticise what they do badly, that doesn't make me, or anyone else who does a "fucking idiot".
As the title says WWE is predictable but that doesn't mean all pro-wrestling is or that we should just accept it and watch as the major player in an industry we enjoy rests on their laurels and pumps out predictable TV while viewing figures and PPV buy rates decline. If I could watch CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, Wade Barrett etc. on another show I wouldn't watch WWE but seeing as I can't WWE creative have the attitude of "we're number 1 so why try harder?" and that, sirs, is a bad thing.