Matt Hardy hasn't featured for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for about three years now since asking to leave the company back in 2011.
But despite now being signed to rival promotion TNA, Hardy admitted that he still watches the shows of his former employers. But that isn't a good thing.
Hardy took to his Twitter account during this past Monday's edition of RAW to give his thoughts on the current WWE product. It wasn't positive, even going as far as to say that Vince McMahon and the rest of the Creative Team are insulting fans and viewers with what they have to put up with.
"I love #WWE & respect the company," Hardy started off by saying. "WWE gave me SO much-But it drives me crazy when they insult viewers by force-feeding them absurd stories. If pro wrestling wants to be taken seriously, it has 2 be presented as fun, yet logical, to the viewer."
"That goes 4 EVERY wrestling company. TV's advanced so much in terms of sophisticated storytelling. Wrestling hasn't &viewers see thru it.
Suspending Viewer's Belief
Hardy went on to compare the WWE to TV shows like Breaking Bad and the Walking Dead, two of the best shows that have been on television recently gaining rave reviews and rabid fan-bases that completely love the product.
"I LOVE pro wrestling. In 2014, w/ shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, True Detective etc, wrestling storytelling on TV has gotta step up. i.e. Walking Dead is outrageous fiction, but consistent & has continuity within its parameters.
"Viewers lose themselves in the WD universe. WD stays in the parameters of it's created universe, suspending a viewer's disbelief. Wrestling should strive 2."
Hardy is correct in what he is saying right now. I don't remember a time when the WWE has been as boring as it currently is, with the same bland characters fighting the same foes and it always ending in the same way.
Something has to be done to correct that right now, a fresh direction or a complete change up it doesn't matter what in all honesty. Most Raw episodes these days are complete trash.
So WWE fans do you agree with Hardy? And what would you do to make WWE better? Tell us in the comments below...