Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to fix the WWE

It's no secret that I'm a huge wrestling fan. I've been watching my whole life and really enjoy the athleticism of the wrestlers along with the entertainment of the storylines.

Unfortunately, the WWE has been in a creative slump lately and it's become more of a chore to continue watching.

I understand that Vince McMahon was busy with his wife Linda's senate campaign. However, now that the election is over and she was "taken out to the woodshed" as Jim Ross would say, he can triumphantly return and fix things.

Step one, get rid of The Nexus. They can't wrestle, have no personality and drag the show to a screeching halt everytime they show up. I've also never appreciated it when the company tries to force a particular wrestler or group down my throat.

I always think about the scene in "Mean Girls" when Rachel McAdams tells her minion to quit trying to make fetch happen. Hey Vince quit trying to make The Nexus happen, cause it's not working.

I mean really, who the heck is Wade Barrett that he all of a sudden gets a title shot. Also everytime you make a good wrestler lose to one of these guys through some extraordinary circumstance, it ruins the company's credibility. Wrestling fans are already stretching reality far enough, am I really supposed to believe that Edge wouldn't beat David Otunga in like five seconds.

Step two, get rid of the ridiculous anonymous general manager on "Raw." We all know it's Michael Cole, no one is buying it. And while we're on the subject can Cole go back to calling matches and stop playing this stupid character, it's seriously annoying.

Finally, and most importantly, bring back the fun. The Nov. 15 edition of "Monday Night Raw" was billed as "Old School Night," and while there were a few ridiculous moments, it was the most fun "Raw" had been in months.

And really that's what wrestling is supposed to be about. The Rock, Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels, Triple H were all really fun to watch, even when they were beating the crap out of someone, it was still fun.

John Cena used to be fun before he was saddled to The Nexus and Randy Orton was at his best as the guy you loved to hate.

"Survivor Series" is this Sunday and while it's been one of my favorite pay-per-views in the past, I have absolutely no interest in seeing Wade Barrett crowned WWE Champion only to lose two minutes later when The Miz cashes in Money in the Bank.

That's the problem in a nutshell, things are too predictable.

It's a sad day for the WWE when Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov having a traditional English tea party with Sheamus is the highlight of the week.

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