Thursday, December 14, 2006

When will the WWE get its act together.

Entertainment: Good back and forth via Bookerrising on the state of the WWE who linked to Devone Tucker.

Devone Tucker asks: how does one explain the declining popularity of pro wrestling in USA? The black conservative Republican blogger writes: "In the late 1990s it appeared that the so-called 'sports entertainment' industry was an unstoppable financial force. Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment and Time Warner's World Championship Wrestling grossed millions from pay-per-views, live event ticket sales, and merchandise. The competition between the two companies drove the industry to economic achievements even greater than that experienced during McMahon's early years as head of WWE, during which he promoted Hulk Hogan as his top star.....Mismanagement has defined the WWE for most of this decade. Instead of allowing new stars to shine, many potential box-office draws have been held back by politics. The company has demonstrated an inability to deal with public-relations problems, such as the fallout from the untimely deaths of stars such as Eddie Guerrero. Top stars such as Shawn Michaels and Paul "Triple H" Levesque are being used in pointless storylines, and supposed 'stars of the future' Dave Batista, John Cena and Randy Orton evidently lack the "it factor" that made Hogan, Johnson and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin household names. Can McMahon turn things around?"

My two cents in a barely scratching the surface analysis of the WWE is the problem starts at the top with Vince sticking to his tried and true ways. He is not going to go out on a limb too often, when he does he goes straight over the edge because he has no clue when to say stop.The bigger problems are two people.

Stephanie Mcmahon who has yet to show after all these years she has a clue about leading the creative direction of the company. The other is her hubby Triple H who has undercut over the years every young star to keep himself on top.They need a combination of wrestling experience and creative writing that works within the confines of a wrestling show. Until that point they will just go along making profit till the next big thing falls in their lap.

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