If you are a wrestling fan, like I am, it is easy to see that wrestling isn't what it used to be. There are several problems with the way
wrestling, I mean sports entertainment is running it's business. Both TNA and WWE are having problems with creative and pushing their younger stars. Last night, reaction about the Smackdown taping ran wild in twitter.
If it isn't Zack Ryder trying a name for himself and WWE still ignoring him. Then it could be Jay Leathal always disappearing for weeks, after impressing on TNA television. Those are just a couple of examples that I randonly picked. Now, what I am going to talk about it a spoiler, so consider yourself warned.
At the Smackdown taping, just 48 hours after winning the World Heavyweight Championship, Christian was booked to be beaten my Randy Orton and lose the belt. To say that this is disappointing is an understatement. Why not let him keep it till the next PPV at least. Christian has paid his dues and this seriously hurts the credibility of his "Title Reign". If it isn't Cena or Orton, then you can't be on the top for too long. I do have to say The Miz at least was able to be champ for a while, even if he wasn't helped by booking.
No one believes that TNA, even rebranded, has a chance to do anything. Their show is tough to watch. There is a reason their ratings stay so low even with the "start" they have signed. These wrestling promotions are either 1. ashamed to be a wrestling promotion; or 2. too caught up in the soap opera drama of backstage.
I write all of this to say I do get frustrated with the product they are selling us. In WWE why is the Tag Division so irrelevant? Why is Michael Cole ruining show after show? Why is any exciting wrestler like Daniel Bryan or Kaval, made to look so trivial? We have seen what that can do. It is obvious WWE is out of touch with things and in danger of going stale. I don't even know where to start with TNA. I had high hopes for that promotion. They can't carry a storyline, unless Jeff Jarrett is involved. I used to like Mr. Kennedy, but Mr. Anderson is a cartoon character of a wrestling stereotype. You have an intoxicated Jeff Hardy carried out to the ring pretty much to have a "match". Kurt Angle is allowed to risk death in the ring given what we know about his neck. There is no way he should be taking high risk chances like he did in his last PPV match. Something has to change, or wrestling may go the way of one of my favorite sports for childhood. Boxing.