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People who have lost interest in wrestling

  • 05-04-2016 2:27am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 277 ✭✭


    Or "Sports Entertainment" or whatever it's called now. I'm 28, I havent't watched it on a regular basis in years. I won't use the term "I grew out of it" because I know, when I was a fan, that is disrespectful.

    I watched Wrestlemania last night, I'm watching RAW now, I've enjoyed it but there is nothing that will get me watching wrestling regularly again.

    My main point is this - It hasn't changed a bit in 10 years, when Raw came on tonight that Redneck JBL said something like "Crazy crowd, they are cheering guys they should be booing" or something.

    The commentators are insulting the intelligence of the audience just like they always have. Kids these days have info 2 seconds away via the Iphone etc. but they treat the viewers like RETARDS.

    I'm' not attacking anyone for watching it, I just think it's B.ULL****


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭JeffKenna


    Nobody likes being told what to think so they reject it and go the other way.

    It doesn't matter if people boo, they still care.

    What matters is if people don't care.

    Like it or not Reins is getting a massive reaction from the crowd...I haven't watched wrestling in years yet tune in to see the reaction he gets in his matches. Maybe it's a masterstroke from Vince?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    I'm more a casual fan, I'll catch the Raw repeat on Thursday night, never really buy a PPV, last one was when I had a Monday off for some reason so watched Summerslam live.

    I don't really care too much about who's over and who isn't and all that stuff, but even I can see the talent they have at their disposal isn't being fully utilised.
    Also, I know the Attitude era was brilliant, but wasn't that a case of WWE changing with the age profile of their audience? I would have expected by now that they would start moving towards it as the "kids" become teenagers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,901 ✭✭✭✭Liam O


    I think I'd be a strange case, watched throughout my youth from about 7 or 8 to 12 or 13. Then didn't really watch from about that time til I was 18 when I got back into it. Then got into it a big way again and in the last 2 or so years have lost interest a lot more than before only really watching Royal Rumble, WM and Summerslam with the odd PPV perhaps thrown in if I'm curious about what Brock is up to.

    I think the smarks were a bit much this year at Mania and Raw. I think it's gotten to the stage where it's nigh on impossible for them to build a face that both the kids and the adults can like due to people rebelling against them (sometimes with reason of course but sometimes it seems just to be anti establishment and seem cool).


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,561 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Liam O wrote: »

    I think the smarks were a bit much this year at Mania and Raw. I think it's gotten to the stage where it's nigh on impossible for them to build a face that both the kids and the adults can like due to people rebelling against them (sometimes with reason of course but sometimes it seems just to be anti establishment and seem cool).

    I've read other people saying this but I don't get it really. The problem is them forcing a face. The fans will happily accept some people being pushed but won't accept being told they like people, or being told how great someone is.

    If when Reigns big push was starting They instead got fully behind Dolph Ziggler to the same extent he would be a mega star now. If now they pushed Kevin Owens as a tweener face a la SCSA where he wasn't a good guy but just didn't take any Sn!t and went up against the bad guys they would accept it. Ditto if they really get behind AJ styles atm. (there could be plenty more examples like Ambrose, Cesaro etc too)

    The problem is ignoring what your audience actually wants / would accept (they would accept Reigns as a heel for example) and because of this I do think many people are now losing interest in Wrestling. I don't know if it will affect things like their network numbers which I believe are still on the increase as that includes NXT and the archieve among other things but I do think it could lead to their ratings continuing to go down further and further.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭jaykhunter


    A small point but you haven't lost interest in wrestling, just the current WWE product isn't good enough. And what it has to offer is very weak on the personality/over talent compared to the heydays of the 80s and 90s (eg there is no-one half as charismatic as Hogan, Warrior or Savage in today's roster). I recommend watching old wrestling. It reminds you that wrestling used to tell in-ring stories and have mega-over actual superstars. (I know we do get some stories in NXT but you get my drift)


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,561 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    jaykhunter wrote: »
    A small point but you haven't lost interest in wrestling, just the current WWE product isn't good enough. And what it has to offer is very weak on the personality/over talent compared to the heydays of the 80s and 90s (eg there is no-one half as charismatic as Hogan, Warrior or Savage in today's roster). I recommend watching old wrestling.;/b] It reminds you that wrestling used to tell in-ring stories and have mega-over actual superstars. (I know we do get some stories in NXT but you get my drift)

    If only there was somewhere that reviewed old school wrestling like this perhaps where you could have a good laugh watching chronologically throughout the Hogan era PPV by PPV and which could appeal particularly to Irish viewers due to the references and lingo used

    know anywhere like that Jay ?




    wait I know.... The WWE Network :pac:


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