The only way WWE is going to solve its issues with poor ratings is to give the fans what they want to see. While a John Cena heel turn would be the shocker of all shockers, it probably won’t happen – but it should.
There are too many storylines, even with the depleted roster, too much untapped potential with its roster, despite injuries to some of the best wrestling talent it has to offer. The effects of Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, and Cesaro being out of commission until after the summer will undoubtedly have a major impact on how feuds and title reigns are constructed with the creative team behind the scenes.
Vince McMahon, Triple H and the power behind the curtain must move forward, not backward in its thinking. Can these figureheads put their minds together and come up with chilling and compelling angles we all can get behind and savor – enough to bring the fans back to Monday and Thursday night and enough to draw from other promotions as superstars make the switch to the bigger brand? Will the infusion of ECW and TNA transients make a difference?
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I for one think so. Monday night was a chance for WWE to pull out every kind of measure to keep fans interested in TLC – which has been a pay-per-view known for mayhem. While the Dudley’s, Tommy Dreamer and Rhyno appear ready for the challenge of Bray Wyatt and his family, this again presents another missed opportunity to give fans a chance to get behind this kind of a main event match.
Instead, we are all being force fed Roman Reigns in his attempt to reclaim the WWE World Title from Sheamus.
Someone wake me up when it is over, I have some sleep to catch up on. There is nothing that appeals to me about this confrontation. The only thing I can say about it is Reigns gave us possibly the best promo of his career on Monday night when he spoke with Renee Young backstage.
That’s how bad things got on Raw from North Charleston, SC.
Until the tide turns and either wrestlers come back from injury or there is a major event on a Sunday night, this is what we all are left with. Injuries have something to do with it. The failure to offer up other endings to events is another. Add a stubborn owner who is convinced Reigns is the solution as one more reason and of course, we haven’t seen John Cena since he lost the United States Title. And if you think Jack Swagger is the answer to holding wrestling’s version of Old Glory, forget about it.
Don’t expect much from Sunday night in Boston. Possibly a return for John Cena, possibly a swing where Dean Ambrose costs Reigns his third title opportunity.
Something has to give. There are only a handful of days left in 2015 and besides Seth Rollins disbanding from The Shield, nothing has shocked anyone. There has to be a hook. Give us all something to be excited about and the masses will come running.
Right now, there is nothing but stale air in the room. Freshen things up and you will have us asking for more.
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