For the first time in probably a full decade, I have something in common with the common WWE fan, I haven’t watched RAW in three weeks. As the ratings would reflect, the overall WWE product has literally gotten worse every week since Summerslam. In my opinion everything on television not involving someone with the last name Rhodes has been as unwatchable as anything Impact Wrestling has put on television in the same time period.
There was a spike for the return of Super Cena and the Five Moves of Doom. But the novelty and bump expired quickly than the pass smart marks give him when he busts out one of his four technically proficient matches each year.
The last three months has been educational as it has taught me that the wrestling “press” are complete marks for WWE…and of course Japan the land of no promos and career shortened stiffness, rest in peace Alex Shelley, say hi to Rick Rude for me.
I watched the entire CM Punk vs. Paul Heyman Guys feud, every second of every match and every promo. All of which was either mediocre or homoerotic, often times both. But the internet wrestling “reporters” were shoveling it down like it was filet mignon. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I sure hope they are married to plus sized ladies, because it would explain a lot.
Brian Danielson’s castration would have been worth it if he got the title at Hell in a Cell, but, you know, he had to start a feud with a retired wrestler who in the best case scenario won’t get in the ring with him for six months. Sounds like the Bully Ray vs. Hulk Hogan feud with worse mic skills.
But have no fear, The Big Show is here!!! Paul Wight is my favorite super heavyweight wrestler of all time by a mile. As big as Andre and as spry as Bam Bam Bigelow. I thought him and Sheamus had the match of the year at Hell in a Cell 2012. But the only reason he should be within sniffing distance of the WWE Title right now is to be Daniel Bryan’s first pay per view title defense.
The Authority…what else can be said about The Authority that wasn’t said about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs?
I applaud the WWE Universe for tuning out in moderate numbers over the past month. It’s no mass exodus like we saw during The Alliance, but what we’re seeing doesn’t require an six million viewer per episode run on the bank. Though maybe in the future any faction in WWE shouldn’t be allowed to have its name start with The and the letter A…we’ll all be better off…