I ask this question because I hated this year's WrestleMania because some matches are just thrown together while a couple get the biggest exposure which really dumbs shit down for me to try and enjoy it knowing the attention the others are meant to get.
But it occurred to me, that back in the day, WWE always did this with WrestleManias, like WrestleMania III only had the two title matches advertised heavily, Hogan/Andre and Steamboat/Savage, while matches like Roddy's farewell hair vs hair match against Adrian Adonis wasn't really given much credit, or The Junkyard Dog vs Harley Race for pride against crown. Many WrestleMania matches seen shit, like would you have actually enjoy D'lo Brown & God Father vs Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan opening a WrestleMania? Or would have you enjoyed a match like Kurt Angle vs Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit for both European and Intercontinental Championship being made on Sunday Heat RIGHT before the event even starts? No, there would be a lot of butthurt fans crying about how these guys didn't get much exposure or build for their match and how WWE isn't treating them right. No one complained, we enjoyed the hell out of those matches, every single one of them, because we were kids who simply just watched watched wrestling, well, I did anyway. I never thought about the card or anything, WrestleMania X8 had Kurt Angle vs Kane, and I bet today, fans would be complaining how they didn't give Kurt Angle a "proper" opponent for his skills, no one gave a damn. I have noticed that...well, I am not as young as I use to, and as soon as you forget that you are fan and decide to start accepting the company, you claim to love, how to run it's business, then you lost it, you lost that very part of you that made you a happy fan.
WWE is targeted at kids, and we loved the ride, but we are now saying that WWE shouldn't anymore, I do not want to come off as preachy, but I realized this a while back. I already feel that we have witnessed 3 generations of wrestling, there's The Golden Age - Hulk Hogan, Attitude Era-Stone Cold, and now PG Era-John Cena. (And CM Punk will lead the new generation right-a-way.)
It cuts off every 10 or more years, a soon as you stop enjoying it as fan who enjoys the show, and start looking for the backstage politics and start standing up to yell at the man behind the curtain, than that's the end of your generation. What's so fun about now? Everything tastes like shit when you grow up and face the real world. I for one hate where it is going, but I wonder how it must look to the next generation of fans, who don;t care where the careers of CM Punk or Daniel Bryan head off to, or if El Generico will be treated like a great performer by WWE, they don't care, and why should they? I certainly didn;t care how Chris Jericho as gonna be used, I just enjoyed his time as "Y2J". They enjoy the show, and I doubt the wrestlers are feeling the same thing everyone else is. A job's a job to them, and as long as they wrestle in the ring and keep doing what they love, then why should they give a damn about our misery?
I am sorry if I am starting to sound bitchy, just how I felt after realizing it. (again sorry) I am kinda getting off track here, but my simple question still stands
Are today's fans enjoying wrestling as we did in our innocent times?(*chuckles* "innocent")