Look at it like this, did you ever imagine guys like Edge, Orton or even Jeff Hardy getting to where there are now back when they first started?
The main problem and probably the biggest problem in wwe is that its rated pg-13. We are no longer the target audience... which is weird because they now have 10 times more strippers than they did in the attitude year.
every one of his promos since returning have been about chris jericho being arrogant without any flamboyant dissing and how he is going to spear him. thats ok, but the problem lies in the creative team making everyone the same. as him. Edge is another everyday guy where are the freakin eccentrics?
btw, the HBK video package for mania 26 is by far the greatest video package I have ever seen. The guys that do these in wwe are unreal.
Whats everyones plans for mania? I plan on eating a bunch of junk food and drinking a few beers. Good thing I have monday off work as mania is 4 hours long plus the HOF ceremony is on saturday.
I don't think wrestling needs to be much more than PG-13 to be successful. The most entertaining wrestling angle of all time was almost unarguably the original NWO, and that was on Turner's network which is as strict as it gets with being "family oriented."
It's tough, but the storylines and the personas of the wrestlers just aren't even close to being the same.
i totally agree. I remember reading the rocks book and he described how much free reign him and austin had with their stroy line and they both agreed to push it as far as they could. Guys j arent creative any more. The talent and originality of the attitude era was great. I mean honestly john cena is comparable to the rock in so many ways, but he is not nearly as talented at entertaining as the rock was. I personally cant stand cenas character, its boring and dull IMO. I honeslty use to laugh when the rock did interviews the dude was hilarious, and the funny part is that in his book he said that someone would walk upto him during raw or what ever show he was at and tell him "rocky,uhave a live interview in 5 mins." The rock said some of his most memorable interviews were off the top of his head. Like when he asked lillian Garcia if she was wet..............with perspiration for the rock? But pickle really made agreat point and that is they are trying to establish feuds 2 weeks out from PPV events. Feuds use to last months at a time taking 2 and 3 ppv events b4 everything was settled. The talent has changed and so has the product, and the writers suck now more than ever.