Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:01:13 AM
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Rumour has it Sting has been signed to a legends contract ... he's definitely an old fart. Dutch Mantell is an old fart, who thankfully isn't wrestling. Batista is washed up, as are the Old Age Outlaws, but they're still wrestling.
There are so many things wrong with the WWE right now, and I think the largest part of the problem is lack of competition. TNA is all there is, and they basically just re-hashed the nWo crap from the WCW days.
The Tag Team Division is a shambles. Cody Rhodes and (old fart alert!) Goldust were alright, but Goldust has never been great. Cody Rhodes could be a great singles wrestler with a good push.
The current champions are the Old Age Outlaws, who only have the belts because a) they're Triple H's buddies and b) SOMEBODY had to have the belts to lose them to the Uso's. GD/Cody were face, the Uso's are face so somebody had to be the placeholder.
The Shield COULD BE a great tag team, but they're splintering the wrong way. Roman Reigns needs to be a singles wrestler, but they've got the US title on Ambrose, and he's already the splintering point for the group, so if there's a tag team to be had there, it's probably going to be Reigns and Rollins, instead of Rollins and Ambrose.
I can't stand the Wyatts. The two big doofuses (doofi?) may be big and they may be able to throw people around the ring, but there's no wrestling ability there.
The Women's Division is also terrible. There's potential, but this is one place where they really need to let the ladies take their cues from the other companies. I've seen some REALLY good women's matches on Youtube, some of them even starring current "Divas." A.J. has a great submission move, and this newcomer Emma has an awesome submission move.
But the women are always put into stupid storylines where they're girlfriends or what-ever. Emma can't just be a women's wrestler, she has to be Santino Marella's girlfriend, and have a schtick where she can't dance -- 'cause of course, she's feuding with Summer Rae, who has to be the dancing partner/girlfriend of Fandango.
The announcers are horrible. I don't know exactly how much of what they say is scripted, and how much they just make up following basic storylines, but... Lawler is horrible. The term "hokey pokey" just ruined Emma's credibility this past weekend. I almost think I preferred his old "puppies" schtick. And for God's sake ... Winnie the Pooh's friend IGOR?
I miss Tony Shiavone and Jim Ross.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:53:34 AM
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Yes some aren't going to be wrestling but they will get t.v. time
Like Mon. night & the next ppv
you will see
Old Age Outlaws
Ultimate Warrior is supposed to be back for 1 more match
Stacey Keibler even though this might not be a bad thing
Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:10:05 AM
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It stinks that WWE feels the need to bring back older guys to draw pay per view buys. I guess they have always done similar things in the past but I have noticed it much more the last few years than I did in the 90s.
That being said, I still mark out anytime the Undertaker is on TV despite him having lost a step the last few years. And I know that officially Taker isn't being "brought back" like Hogan or Flair.