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Why the WWE needs to have an offseason

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In case you have missed it, John Cena has a torn rotator cuff injury in his shoulder which requires surgery. He is now likely to miss six-to-nine months of action, meaning he will also likely miss WrestleMania and maybe even SummerSlam.

Cena now joins the likes of Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Nikki Bella, Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and Randy Orton on the sidelines, adding to the worrying concern of WWE's injury problems that, in turn, has a huge effect on their programming.

Storylines between now and WrestleMania and perhaps even beyond must now be rewritten to accommodate recent news much to the disappointment of many fans. But what if this disappointment could be avoided with one simple, but effective action? What if the WWE has an offseason?


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It's an ongoing debate, but think about it for a minute or two and you'll see how useful it could be for them. Not just so that their talent can have a rest, but in so many other areas of the company as well. 

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon would hate the idea because it means fewer shows, fewer pay-per-views, and less money, but it's the right thing to do for the WWE.

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Wrestler's work almost every day of the year and they have to put their body on the line every single time they step into the ring. Other sports stars however usually get a couple months or more to recuperate for the next season.

Having a WWE offseason will provide an opportunity for superstars to recover from injuries so that they can perform in the ring. Having this time off to recover could help stop injuries from occurring in the first place. It may have even stopped the likes of CM Punk leaving due to over-work of his body and not enough time to rest. Edge may have never retired so early if there was an offseason.

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Just because they're having time off as well, doesn't mean they still can't appear on WWE programming every now and then for an interview. To make sure the WWE has programming running throughout the year so they don't lose money, the WWE need to rotate the roster more, which takes us to our next point, creative.

An offseason would provide WWE creative more time to come up with intriguing and fresh storylines for the WWE Universe to enjoy once the start of the new season comes around. It would provide them with enough time to create the best storylines possible for all eventualities, and long-term storylines as well.

It's unlikely to happen because of the money WWE makes by running every day of the year, but for the health of their roster and to help avoid injuries, it should be considered.

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