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WWE: Are Our Expectations Too High?

20 Jun

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As I scroll through various dirt sheets and so-called wrestling forums, all I seem to find is that people are constantly complaining and wanting more out of the WWE.

My simple question to you is – Are our expectations too high?

The days of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and the Attitude Era are gone. We are now in the “PG era” as so many people have referred to it as. WWE doesn’t have any legitimate competition, it doesn’t have to fight for ratings and it certainly doesn’t have to listen to the older fans. WWE is aimed at children, with the ‘hardcore’ fans coming second.

If you ask an average member of the public whether or not they watch WWE they will probably tell you that they don’t, it’s for kids and they used to watch it when they were kids. The storylines and booking don’t have to be as intelligent and/or elaborate as we want them to be because kids wouldn’t be able to understand. All they need to know is- this guy doesn’t like this guy so they are going to fight.

Don’t get me wrong, I want the WWE to produce better content for us older fans but I have come to the realization that I may be expecting too much. Some people are never happy though. A lot of people have wanted something like the current storyline with Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Triple H and the McMahon’s for ages. It finally happens and people aren’t happy with the way it was executed, or the timing or even, the colour of Vince’s suit.

A lot of things happening right now in the WWE are exactly what the hardcore Internet fans have wanted and they still aren’t happy. Randy Orton is heel again; Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are the top two faces in the company. They are trying to restore creditability to the Intercontinental and United States titles by putting CM Punk against Curtis Axel and hopefully Dolph Ziggler against Dean Ambrose. Is this all because John Cena is injured?

But isn’t this what we have wanted for quite a few years? Or do we expect more?

I think the WWE is improving and have got to the stage where I can watch it without getting annoyed because something hasn’t or has happened.

Hell, I even find the 3MB entertaining!

I’d love to know what everyone else thinks, do we expect too much?

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WWE: 10 Dream Matches That Could Happen In 2014

9 Mar

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It’s pretty rare that we get more than a handful of “dream matches” in any given WWE year. However, given the freedom of imagination, what contests would we love to see in 2014? Let’s imagine the budget is limitless (and in truth WWE does have the millions to get any star they want). Let’s also allow ourselves to pick from any wrestler or former wrestler of decent enough health and age in North America today. What would I as Whatculture WWE editor put together?

This feature will explore 10 dream matches that could in theory happen in 2014 given the correct set of money, circumstances and willingness. How many of these matches are viable to actually happen? A good percentage could possibly end up getting done, but I have clearly used hope over likelihood in some cases.

Despite the problems facing WWE in making fresh box office matches, this list will show that there are still plenty of mouth watering main events the company could still push. I hope you enjoy my 10 dream matches that could conceivably happen in 2014 … and I look forward to reading your own personal choices in the comments section below!

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WWE: 7 Wrestlers That Most Influenced The Modern Fighting Style

22 Feb

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In the past two decades WWE fans have bared witness to a shift in the presentation of elite company performers. While the WWE still remains the land of the giants for all intents and purposes, the concept of the well-rounded fighter has slowly made its way to the forefront of the company. BJJ practitioners like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk have found themselves hovering around the main event picture and the likes of Antonio Cesaro, Seth Rollins and (recently released) Chris Hero, were recently given pushes or opportunities to shine.

With news that ROH’s American Wolves, Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards, may be extended WWE contracts, the company seems to be more willing than ever to embrace the idea of the amalgamated fighter. However, the seeds for this style shift had been planted in the previous eras of the company.

Here’s a look at the Top 7 Fighters That Most Influenced the Modern Fighting Style:

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