WTF WWE!?

Posted: February 11, 2014 by Kick Out At 2! in Robbie C
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It’s been 2 weeks now since the WWE fanbase was rocked and WRESTLING fans suffered one of the worst 48hrs they have experienced in a long while. Now its no secret that I have been kinda quite as of late on the site, a big part of that was because I simply didn’t like the direction that WWE was going. When I started my “RAW is Xanatos” feature I did it with a passion behind it. Shane has been our resident Indy Guy, Derick is our Japan expert and between the both of them I have access to every bit of WCW knowledge I would ever need in my life….and a lot that I don’t. I was the WWE guy, I grew up watching the likes of The Rock, “Mankind” Mick Foley, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker and the one and only Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. It was a time when I absolutely loved wrestling and even through slow periods I always found something to enjoy.

It’s harder for me to do that now. WWE seemed to be going in a direction which looked like they were going to promote new talent. CM Punk delivered his pipebomb promo that signaled a coming change. Shortly after people like Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan were being utilized. These 4 individuals are easily the most talented performers inside the company but more importantly they cared. They cared about wrestling, they cared about their fans and they cared about being the absolutely best that they could be. CM Punk gave us a lengthy title reign of 434 days, Daniel Bryan was The World Heavyweight Champion and Zack Ryder and Dolph had a terrific feud in which the United States Championship was elevated to a point that when Zack Ryder finally won it he treated it as if it was a World Championship win.

Last year was the beginning of the downward spiral. Wrestlemania 29 was lackluster and the only thing I enjoyed was The Undertaker vs CM Punk. The night after when Dolph Ziggler cashed in his Money in The Bank contact and won the World Heavyweight Championship THAT was a Wrestlemania moment, sadly it was cut short due to a concussion issue. Instead of giving him the title when he returned and was healthy enough to compete they bury him and do everything they can to keep him away from the title. From that point on it seemed like everything that I cared about was slipping away and I fought to keep find some passion in the sport and entertainment that I cared so much for.

I quickly found myself sharing the same thoughts that CM Punk had but obviously on the fan side of things. I remember on Punk’s documentary he talks about how he wished that he didn’t care as much as he did. That was me. I care about the WWE so much that the last couple weeks have just aggravated me so much. The Royal Rumble was the most surrealist thing I have ever seen in my life while I have been a wrestling fan. John Cena vs Randy Orton was terrible and boring. So much so we heard chants for EVERYONE that wasn’t even in the match, chants for the announcers, a “This is Awful” chant and even a “We Want Divas” chant. WWE was simply ignoring their fans and crapping on what we wanted. The Royal Rumble Match itself was what really drove the home the fact that WWE had their heads so far up their own asses that they just ignored the fact the fans were ready for Daniel Bryan. As I write this I still can’t believe that the match was booked like this.

Frustration was at an all time high with the fans and also with the talent. So much so that the following night CM Punk walked out of the company. The Voice of The Voiceless had, had enough and waked out. When I heard the news I was instantly saddened but at the same time It didn’t shock me. If we as fans were aggravated with WWE’s crap-tacular booking how should we expect one of their most talented individuals handle the news that the company they work for was ignoring their fanbase and in the process not utilizing their everyday talent?

I haven’t completely turned my back on WWE but now I understand why Shane took his hiatus in 2006. Shane was the most hardcore ECW fan I have ever met and seeing how WWE handled the “Re-birth” of the organization rubbed him the wrong way so much he turned his attention to other companies, which worked out for the best. That’s what I’m hoping here is that CM Punk’s walkout shakes things up for the best of their future. I hope and want to believe that this is like when Stone Cold walked out in 2002. Given a few months down the road I hope that we see a fresh new WWE, a WWE where CM Punk is back, Daniel Bryan is WWE World Heavyweight Champion and wrestling fans feel like they enjoy wrestling instead of scratching their heads wondering “Why am I still watching this?”

-Robbie

 

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Comments
  1. Definitely the WWE has show cased the new talent in the past few years. Wrestlers like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan have been doing great in their matches and has proved that they are no less than any other famous wrestler.

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