Ideas on how to fix pro wrestling: The WWE part.

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Just like the TNA segment I wrote about, there are many problems that lie on the WWE side of things. So here we go.

Wrestlers winning titles that don’t deserve or earn it: If there is anything that pisses me off the most, it’s giving titles of any level to wrestlers who cannot act or wrestle. I won’t get into the situation involving The Miz although I am sure good friend of the site Chucky will give you his take. However. When idiots like Drew McIntyre and Sheamus are basically given titles without doing anything, then that pisses me off. Those two guys cannot act or wrestle. With talking about Jack Swagger, I actually thought he could be champion someday. I just didn’t think this soon. However anybody winning the title other than Sheamus or Drew McIntyre with the Intercontinental Title is better.

Give titles to wrestlers that actually deserve it: This part somewhat ties in to the two articles I wrote a few weeks back on underrated wrestlers. There are people like Evan Bourne, Chavo Guerrero, Christian and Dolph Ziggler in my opinion that deserve to be top stars more than most in WWE. All of those guys that I mentioned above can actually wrestle. You can also throw Santino Marella in this conversation. That guy is flat out a great character. His wrestling isn’t the greatest but his character makes up for it. When he made his debut, he won the Intercontinental Championship. He is basically a puppet now for these guest hosts which is awful. Hey. Speaking of guest hosts…

Guest hosts: Stop. Enough already. This has grown tiresome. This is another thing killing wrestling. It has become a joke. People who don’t know shit about wrestling are showing up and to be honest, it’s embarrassing. At first, I was somewhat OK with this. But after about four or five of them, I got tired of it. Get a general manager in there. Make it permanent and make it work. It’s not that hard.

Commercials during matches: When I was younger, it was unheard of that WWE would go to commercial break DURING a match. For the last couple years at least, there is just about a commercial break in every match. That needs to stop. In my opinion, that is what draws people away from the channel (Other than the bad wrestling). When it goes to commercial break, some viewers usually change the channel then almost forgot they were watching wrestling.

Batista: If the rumors are true about him leaving WWE soon, then thank God. He has been a waste of space since his debut in 2002. This guy is not a human. He is a steroid freak and to be honest, when he comes out, he looks disturbing. Injuries, steroids and no ability to act really pissed me off because WWE gave this guy anything he wanted while in the company. A total waste indeed.

Michael Cole: When Michael Cole was announcing on Smackdown!, he really wasn’t that bad. He wasn’t great but he wasn’t awful either. Since his move to Raw a couple years back, he has been hideous. His “vintage” quotes and mediocre announcing is making me wonder if he is being told to say this crap or the fact that it’s his call. If it is not him making the call, then he should be asking for his release because that’s stupid. If it is him, then he should really stop because it’s becoming annoying.

Matt Striker/Todd Grisham: These guys are not only bad at announcing, they are annoying. It seems like when I am watching Smackdown!, these guys talk about how this Smackdown! is the greatest show in history. Then the next week, they will say the same thing. Then to make things worse, Striker talks about certain wrestling moves and how “great” or “painful” they are. Now once again. I am not sure if it’s really them saying this or someone in the back but it needs to stop. It just makes me wish that Jerry “The King” Lawler was doing every show because everyone else is awful.

Ring attire: This is a topic that might not bother some people, but it bothers me. When a wrestler comes out to do a promo, it would be nice if they actually had some clothes on. For the most part when Chris Jericho does a promo, he usually is in a suit. Everyone else just has their damn tights on. It bothers me when Batista, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre and a few others just come out to the ring without even wrestling in their damn tights. This is why the mainstream media doesn’t take pro wrestling seriously. And how are they suppose to when wrestlers are cutting promos in their tights? I cannot stand this. Is there some type of dress code that says they only can wear tights? For crying out loud: PUT SOME DAMN PANTS ON!!! It’s disturbing.

John Cena: When John Cena made his debut in 2002, this guy seemed like he would be a bad ass. That eventful night at the AllState Arena he made his debut, slapped Kurt Angle and then had a somewhat good but short match, I thought this guy would be big. Well, he is a superstar but not the kind some of us envisioned. This guy went from ruthless to absolutely awful. Did he forget how to wrestle? He jumps around with this five knuckle shuffle and his awful wrestling. I wish he would just go back to the way he started out at.

With John Cena, I will always respect him for the way he got into this business. If anybody who doesn’t know, Cena trained at a gym in California while living in his car with his then girlfriend now wife for many months. He lived off of the sandwiches and protein bars the gym provided before finally getting a job at the gym and getting a place to live. This guy drove across the country with his girlfriend with two bags of clothes and $500 cash. That’s heart. That’s guts. For that, I will never hate the guy but the way he has been wrestling for the last few years is disappointing.

The Divas: Suck. There is only one woman (Beth Phoenix) who is worth a damn. Watching a divas match is painful. They released Mickie James. Gail Kim has basically been a bust. Women like Michelle McCool, Eve Torres and Layla are worth as much as donkey shit. At least the women in TNA are competent. What WWE should do is have Natalya along with Serena (As soon as she grows her hair back) to get into the mix. The Divas really need help. I wonder if they have some women down in the developmental territories that can step up and help because honestly, I find myself fast forwarding through every match.

Hornswoggle: Can someone please shoot this guy?

The PG rating: There has been a back and forth debate that WWE should go back to the TV-14 rating to attract more viewers. My reply to this is that there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to putting a better product in the ring for the fans. Regardless of the swearing, violence and sexual innuendo that makes a TV-14 rating, WWE doesn’t need it to be a good product. What this company needs are actual wrestlers and ones with character.

Some fans: With the people I discuss wrestling with either at my job or online, we seem to be all knowledgeable on the subject and what needs to be done. In any sport, there are always the idiot fans or in the case of wrestling, losers who think it’s real or one’s that get annoying while attending events.

When I attended Raw on Labor Day of last year in Rosemont, I happened to sit right next to a kid who was about 10 but had a lot of knowledge about the history of a few wrestlers. He talked like a real fan. Another kid the next day in Rockford when I attended the Smackdown! show who was a few years younger than me was also very smart about wrestling. Him and I both shared a lot of good memories of growing up a wrestling fan and we both had pretty good memories of types of matches wrestlers had many years ago. That is what I like about wrestling.

However, when I am at an event and I hear a moron behind me say “Hulk Hogan is the greatest wrestler ever”, I cannot help but want to punch that person right in his throat. Hulk Hogan is not even close one of the greatest wrestlers ever. Why? Because he couldn’t wrestle. Don’t get me wrong. Until recently, I was a fan of him. And even if he was the greatest ever, he is certainly ruining his reputation right now.

That completes this list of things that need to be done in the world of professional wrestling. Til next time.

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5 Responses to “Ideas on how to fix pro wrestling: The WWE part.”

  1. fallscountanywhere Says:

    Good work again!
    I’m gonna have to break this down I think haha.

    As for the belts, I definitely agree. I want Ziggler to have a belt so bad, and I’d settle for Bourne to stop jobbing.

    They’ve toned down the guest hosts lately, which is good because sometimes they had segments that were way too long and over the top and awful. I am getting kind of sick of it because it just seems like an old gimmick that isn’t working. People have said HBK or Bret Hart should do it. That probably won’t happen, but it’d be damn cool.

    Seeing Batista as a separate section made me smile. Please leave now. Thanks.

    I really don’t mind Michael Cole. I’m sure a lot of what he says he’s told to because I’ve heard multiple times that Vince is constantly screaming into their headsets. Striker was better this past week, but usually he’s way too over the top heel, trying to create heat or something but just ending up ridiculous. I love King, and I miss JR!

    Natalya and Serena NEED to wrestle. The end.

    The guys doing promos in their ring attire doesn’t normally bother me. I just want them to do whatever fits their character. Jericho’s suit is perfect for him because such an arrogant guy wants to look good, etc.

    As for Cena, I do really admire how hard he worked. That is incredible, and it’s amazing that he’s so successful. But yeah, the Five Knuckle Shuffle is dumb, and I’m not a huge fan of his ring work, and I go back and forth on his promos. The guy can sell merch, though.

    The PG rating bothers a lot of people, but I don’t really care honestly. They get away with stuff sometimes anyway. But they’re doing it to make money and it’s working. There’s always the chance that they’ll have another coming of the Attitude Era or something, but who knows. There would be people complaining about it being crude then. Today’s WWE probably can be more mainstream because of being PG.

  2. chucky Says:

    OK boys. It’s time for me to chime in.

    First and foremost, thank you FroDog for all your hard work and painstaking thought you put into this. This was quite an undertaking on your part. Now onto the main event.

    1) Wrestlers winning titles that don’t deserve or earn it: The three doofuses you mentioned are prime examples that at times Vince McMahon doesn’t know his ass from third base. Drew McIntyre looks more like girl than some of the divas. The title reign that Sheamus had was a joke. I always referred to him as the guy on the Lucky Charms box. How in the hell do take a guy like that as a legit threat? My hatred of Mizanin is well documented. I never in my life seen a more useless sack of shit than this guy. What a turd. The old saying applies here: Shine up a turd (even with 3 title belts) and you still have a turd. I hope to hell they don’t fuck Jack Swagger up as World Champion. I like the serious, methodical Swagger over the smiling goofy all-American American doofus character.

    2) Give titles to wrestlers that actually deserve it: This list would include Chris Jericho, John Morrison, Beth Phoenix, Christian, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, and Dolph Ziggler. I’m sure there are others but that is a start. This list represents some of the harder working younger talent who actually have some potential to be something.

    3) Guest hosts: Agreed. Enough is enough. 75% of the hosts have sucked ass, Dennis Miller being the worst. If you don’t want to be there, don’t sign up for the gig.

    I’ll come back tonight with part 2. I have to get work. Thanks again FroDog!

  3. chucky Says:

    Ok, I’m back.

    3.A) Guest hosts pt. 2: I just read that they may try to get Betty White because of her appearance on Saturday Night Live. So I’ll have to revise my last post. One more guest host then go ahead and end it.

    4) Announcing. This needs improvement, but I have no answers. DO NOT BRING BACK JIM ROSS!!!! I know the guy is populer, but the last several years he’s sucked massive man shaft. He’s gotten to be completely unlistenable. Michael Cole sucks, aways has, always will. Lawler is a joke. Striker? I don’t know. I think he’s OK, but many people don’t like him. The rest? Dump them. I don’t know who replace them with. That’s my problem. Who is out there that’s any better?

    5) The Divas. The only one worth a shit is Beth Phoenix. Kill the rest of them. They are beyond terrible. I’m sick of watching eye candy that have all the moves of a brick building. Why fucking bother. If they’re smart (?) they’d hire Awesome Kong. KONG KILLS BITCHES DEAD!!! I understand Natalya has wrestled in the past. Put her to work too.

    6)Kill the Straight edge Society angle. I like CM Punk as a heel but Luke Gallows is starting to reach Mike Mizanin levels of suckage. Festus sucked ass. Luke Gallow is 10 times worse. And repackage Serena and have her wrestle. Her “character” makes me want to punch her in the crotch. Hard. I hate the angle itself too. Probably it’s the preaching that irks me more than anything.

    7) Hornswoggle: What is the point of having a midget on the roster if you don’t have other midgets? Yeah, even in the 70’s they were more a special attraction, but having only one is really getting annoying. Especially this one. And I used to like him.

    8) The PG Rating: This is really starting to bug the shit out me. How does someone like HHH bleed gallons in cage matches or World title matches a few years ago but nothing the last couple of years. I don’t quite get that. And the competition is trying to overcompensate with too much blood. The end result is a bad product from both organizations. One is a bland, kid friendly show that’s boring, and the other is a R-rated gore-fest that only Freddie Krueger would approve of.

    I can’t think of much more right now. I’m getting some brain-lock at the moment. If I think of something else I’ll be back.

  4. chucky Says:

    That is supposed to be a “8”. I hate my fucking computer.

  5. Odd news Says:

    Odd news…

    […]Ideas on how to fix pro wrestling: The WWE part. « Fire Lovie Smith[…]…

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