I am sure that there has been a post on this done before. And if I am correct, then I apologize for double posting. I have been a dedicated wrestling fan for over 20 years (with a few years hiatus because of military time) and I have seen legends come and go. Hundreds of great matches and countless memories of my youth always make me feel better when I am watching.
I read lots of forums on here during my free time, which I have a lot of, and I have noticed that everyone is complaining about the current state of WWE and their PG rating...yadda yadda yadda. It reminds me of the late 80's to early 90's. The problem right now is that the WWE is in the middle of a talent turnover. We will slowly being seeing more and more of the "Legends of our generation" retiring or switching to less active roles.
I personally think that this is a great thing. Yes, we have to deal with some crappy wrestling matches and promos right now. And the writing has been, obviously, just slapped together. But I think people need to give it time. It's hard to think of things to do when you've already done it all with what you have. It's this mentality that keeps me excited about wrestling. Just think about what the future could possibly have in store.
Once WWE gets a new stable of stars, I see another boom in the industry being extremely possible. I base this totally on my opinion and past history of course. The last time that WWE had an overhaul of talent (not that there will be one, it just seems like its leading that way) the Attitude Era is what ensued. The pushes of Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, Y2J, HBK....I could go on and on as I'm sure everyone thinks of that era fondly.
Yes, there is a downturn in writing right now. Yes, they arent really having many great matches. But the potential is there. And the talent is slowly making it's way back in. Just give it some time.
What is everyone most excited about in the future tho? It will give everyone some perspective on what is possibly awaiting us. Personally, I can't wait until Daniel Bryan and Kaval put on a wrestling clinic at Wrestlemania down the road as well as the imminent creation of a stable of 2nd and 3rd generation superstars. There are so many coming in that it only makes sense.