A British Point Of View:Current Situation w/ Wrestling Today

Martyn Nolan

I think the main issue with the product of today is the lack of variety. We are currently stuck in a situation where nearly every PPV has the same people participating in the main events. The last time I got excited that someone new in the main event of a PPV was when Brian Kendrick adopted his new heel character and got a shot at the title at Unforgiven in the Championship Scramble match. Other than this it has been Randy Orton, Triple H and John Cena seemingly dominating the main event scene.

Now I know that WWE has started to make motions in the last few weeks with Kofi Kingston and Sheamus but why has it taken so long for Vince McMahon to realise that these stars need making… and quick (even though we are moaning that Sheamus is being pushed too quickly!)

If we think back to 10 years ago in the WWE they had a bit more variety within the product. You had the Women’s division first taking off, the Hardcore Title on the line in the 24-7 ruling and you also had small segments like the Brawl-4-All which wasn’t particularly great but at least it provided something different and varied the action.

What are we treated to these days? 8 weeks worth of Hornswoggle vs Chavo Guerrero in a stupid stipulation match which makes me want to turn the product off just out of embarrassment.

The golden era for me with the WWE was when you had a great top tier talent such as Undertaker, Bret Hart and HBK competing for the heavyweight championship and great feuds (which were often better than the main event) facing each other for the Intercontinental Championship) with upcoming wrestlers such as Austin, HHH and The Rock.

Do you feel that a lack of variety in today’s product is the problem with WWE or do you feel that the current young roster could not hold the ratings of the bigger stars at the moment?

My email address is beansontoastuk@msn.com and any feedback from this editorial would be greatly appreciated and I will look at some responses in my next edition and I will try to respond to all of your messages.

Thank you for taking the time to read this editorial and in the words of Mick Foley:

Have A Nice Day!

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