The WWE is in a terrible place right now, with their television ratings currently spiralling through the floor at an alarming rate.
With Monday Night Raw being three hours long, the WWE is struggling to come up with entertaining ways to fill all those segments in the PG Era. And it is hurting them badly. Things are genuinely the worse they have been for over 15 years at Vince McMahon's company.
And one WWE legend has finally had enough, as Mick Foley went on an exceptionally long Facebook rant last night showing exactly how frustrated and bored he has become with what the biggest Wrestling show in the world is producing.
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In a post entitled "Final Raw for Foley?", the legendary star and fan favorite said that the WWE is at a real crossroads right now, much like it was in 1997 when Vince McMahon finally relented and ushered in the beginning of the Attitude Era.
Foley then went on to add that he almost feels sorry for the superstars of today, because they can't swear, bleed or flip the bird - even when the situation would be absolutely perfect, using the currently booed face Roman Reigns as an example.
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"Man, Roman Reigns’s life would be so much easier if he could survive vicious assaults the way guys in my era did."
No Freedom or Emotion
That wasn't the end of Mick's message, however. The 50-year-old went on to proclaim that the WWE could easily improve RAW by doing one simple thing - giving their wrestler's some creative freedom.
"But all the blood, the language and the violence paled in comparison to the real secret weapon of the Attitude Era; the FREEDOM TO CREATE…THE FREEDOM TO TRY…THE FREEDOM TO FAIL...."
"It’s the difference between cutting the type of promos Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne The Rock Johnson gave, and the cookie-cutter approach all too often employed these days by WWE creative. One style allowed for creativity and emotion. The other calls for memorization and recitation."
Foley is right. The WWE creative team desperately need to give their stars some leeway in their promos. Robotic scripts aren't genuine and the crowd can tell real emotion from something written by a man in a boardroom who has never wrestled a day in his life.
The WWE needs real change but, unfortunately, it seems that Vince McMahon is just unwilling to try anything new.