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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26bw-hBiAAI Well, we're totally in the Wrestlemania season everybody and it's this time again, just like the last Wrestlemania since 2013, that i really worry about the show as a whole. My worries for Wrestlemania 29 where pretty much confirmed, since most of the matches weren't good and the main event between John Cena and an out of shape Rock was just business as usual for the WWE. Now i fear that my worries for Wrestlemania 32 are being again confirmed, as not only do we have a lackluster card, with Roman Reigns, who is sitting at home and hasn't been to the last 2 raw shows and Triple H, in the main event. We also have Shane Mcmahon, who i love, but is not a Wrestler and the Undertaker, who i also love, but has a non believable heel role. Lesnar and Ambrose sounds nice, but that's pretty much it, for your main event type matches. When we look at WWE Roadblock, we got Dean Ambrose facing Hunter for the title, which is a feud which was very well executed and which got the crowd excited. You get Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt, which should've been at Wrestlemania and we got an NXT Tag Title match, between the Revival vs. Colin Cassady and Enzo Amore. Don't get me started on NXT Takeover: Dallas, which will be shown on Friday, 2 days before Wrestlemania. The freaking card is packed with wonderful matches. Austin Aries has his debut against Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews faces Elion Samson, the best wrestler in the world right now, Shinsuke Nakamura has his debut against Sami Zayn (El Generico) and Samoa Joe, has the chance to one more time win the big gold, against the NXT Champ Finn Balor (Prince Devitt) I haven't been this worried about the last 3 Wrestlemanias and with 100000 people trying to make a WWE record, making it the biggest Wrestlemania of all time, it makes me cry to think, that this Wrestlemania will go down in history. It's a sad state of affairs right now.
It might seem like Wrestling right now, is having a huge boom with promotions like ROH, TNA, Lucha Underground and NJPW just recently coming down with Wrestle Kingdom X. But i have a feeling, that this seems like to be the calm before the storm, for the WWE to make another big revolutionary change in the Wrestling world. Triple H and Stephanie Mcmahon will soon be owner of a global entertainment brand with full digital, mobile and terrestrial broadcast, as well as inroads into properties that exist outside of the squared circle too. There are certain signs for me 1. promotions like TNA and ROH can't exists if the wrestlers that are working there, are the "Talent that Vince Mcmahon will eventually buy" and that can't be a way to show yourself as a promotion and i can imagine that these promotions will soon get merged into NXT. Guys like Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Austin Aries and soon the Bullet Club are already in the WWE. Who knows, maybe we will see classic TNA and ROH shows on the WWE Network soon. 2. This is a more obvious one, the money, which the WWE has alot of. We all know that the economy is kind of bad right now, which is something that smaller wrestling organizations don't benefit from. The WWE is planning to host the biggest wrestlemania of all time attendance wise in the AT&T Stadium, planning over 100000 people in it. I think if the WWE would even lose half of their money right now, they would still be the richest Wrestling organization. 3. Besides having a presence in the wrestling industry, the WWE is now showing more then ever, that they are also showing that they are an entertainment brand. Total Divas for example (i hate the show, but that is not the point) shows the entire womens division on camera, as well as other wwe faces like John Cena and Daniel Bryan. The WWE Films department yearly films movies with guys like Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Kane, etc. and then you have other WWE Network shows like Breaking Ground, Culture Shock, Swerved, etc. other companies don't have the money, or an on staff marketing department for this kind of stuff. 4.NXT right now, is the best wrestling tv show in north america (if i would say world, it would be NJPW.) That is quite saying something, considering it's the C-Show of the company. NXT has wrestlers that are fan favorite by the underground and internet wrestling fans, like Samoa Joe, Finn Balor (Prince Devitt) and Hideo Itami (KENTA.) If the Wrestling Business goes where it goes and if NXT keeps that momentum, i think that NXT will be the wrestling programm for the underground guys, who can't stand the mainstream of Raw and Smackdown. 5. The WWE has invested more money then ever, into it's performance center, preparing themselves for the future. It's already showing it's fruition, considering the womens wrestling is getting better then ever, because the WWE is putting alot of money into them, but the males will follow soon. The WWE is already hiring guys who are absolutely green to the wrestling business and who are interested to wrestle in the "big leagues" as soon as possible. Chad Gable, who trained in the performance center and has no indie experience, is one of the most gifted and hottest rookies in wrestling right now and was named rookie of the year by the wrestling observer, the first WWE Wrestler in history who got that award since Bam Bam Bigelow in 86. I promise you, by 2020, the performance center will show it's real fruition and then the WWE might not be interested anymore, in getting other wrestlers from other promotions anymore. Now do i like these changes? Of course not. I like to watch some alternative programms like Lucha Underground and especially NJPW. But if we look at it from a realistic business standpoint, i really have to wonder how long promotions like ROH, TNA and Lucha Underground will be around? Maybe it will not happen so soon. But one day, i believe the WWE will own everything. *Getting prepared being called a WWE Mark/Shill*
I am writing this Blog under the influence of my stomach flu, but this needs to be said. (Yes, i am hero. ) Since the Survivors Series, i haven't watched one Raw show completly through. Infact, i haven't watched the last 2 Raw shows at all and quite frankly, i don't think i miss anything, with Sheamus feuding with Roman Reigns for the title. But not looking at Raw got me thinking. Is it just that, or is there even more to that? And yes, there are even bigger problems. It's that the WWE has no Identity whatsoever and it shows it's ugly face more then ever. The WWE wants to be a PG product, to capitalize on the sponsers that they get, be it through the susan g. komen foundation (which are scammers. Don't donate your money to them) Mattel and many Fast Food chains. But at the same time, the time schedule that they show their stuff (i mostly speak about their headshow Raw) speaks against this. If we look at their wrestlingshows in the 80s and 90s, at a time when Wrestling was also PG, they showed their flagship shows on a saturday morning. Raw is being shown on Monday, between 8 PM and 11 PM. This is not a time slot for a PG show, since most kids have school to attend the next day. And if we are honest, the USA network shows (atleast i heard off) are very cutting-edge, so i don't think alot of kids are allowed to watch the USA Network. The WWE also mainly gets their money from the WWE Network these days, a service that is mostly used by Teenagers all the way up to people in their 30s, not children. It's clear that the WWE dosen't know, who they want to sell their product to, or what they want to be. To put the icing on the cake of this rant, have a picture of Vince Russo.