So I somewhat grew up with wrestling, I don't remember much about it all except a Kurt Angle wrestling figure and seeing a (probably Independent) match at Butlins. But I used to play the game WWE:Road To WrestleMania X8 on my GBA. So i had a vague idea of the roster during the famed Attitude Era. So when i was around 10 years old we got a Sky Box and one day i was flicking through channels and found WWE Monday Night Raw i was excited as this was the first time I'd encountered WWE in years. I remember it being halfway during a match between Jack Swagger and someone(Probably now released) and because I'd not seen WWE in so long I(For some reason) thought that Jack Swagger was Chris Jericho. Fast forward a bit and I found out that i'd caught onto WWE just before WrestleMania 26 and i remember John Cena being in a gauntlet match against a ton of people including the then WWE Champion Batista.
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Feuds rolled on (McMahon/Hart, Cena/Batista, Jericho/Edge, Punk/Mysterio, Undertaker/Michaels etc.) and eventually WM26 was here. I remember watching it and feeling happy that Cena defeated the tormenting Batista. This is due to the whole babyface thing where if you're new you immediately seem to go to the good guys. Fast forward to 2013, I hate SuperCena with all my guts and my favorite wrestlers are CM Punk(Heel) SHIELD(Heels) Bryan(Face) Ziggler(Heel/Face) and numerous others but what I've noticed is that i seem to have a natural hatred for the always winning(Not always immediately, but still eventually winning) babyfaces because WWE push the faces so much. It has dawned on me that WWE indoctrinates it's viewers into liking the faces
But one of the things I'm glad to see happening is that more and more people are liking Heels and they're becoming more popular than faces(For example CM Punk)
But the thing i hate most about WWE nowadays is their booking/storylines. The Shield looked so promising, they looked like a better version of Nexus with their unexpected beatdowns but where has that gone? It just seemed to vanish. WWE needs to rethink some of their strategies, sure SuperCena is great for the kids but why build Ryback up as such an unbeatable monster and not let him win at a PPV for almost a year? Why do they not make storylines like they used to, i remember seeing Attitude Era feuds and i loved them. I also loved feuds like the Punk/Mysterio one which resulted in CM Punk shaved bald, but there is always something missing in the feuds of the Modern Era, I really loved Punk's title reign but losing it to a part-timer? why? I understand they wanted more than a WM28 rematch between Rock/Cena but why did the part-timer have to win one of the best workers in WWE to date? What happened to shock storyline twists like the Montreal Screwjob?
I just think that WWE is peaking in entertainment for the young'uns but for the people who saw the best feuds they have nothing. I may be 14 but i hate 98% of the current storylines. WWE need a rethink
That's my opinion CageSiders, whats yours?