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WWE Sucks …And Here’s 10 Reasons Why

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Once upon a time the WWE kept me glued to my television screen. Missing an episode of Raw was considered a heinous crime. In 1999 I skipped my grade school graduation ceremony to attend a house show.

Nowadays, I can stomach about two minutes of the WWE before I am bored out of my mind or literally embarrassed. Is it terrible booking or did I simply outgrow it? Here’s 10 reasons why I think modern WWE sucks.

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10 Best SummerSlam Matches of All Time

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When the Summer’s scorch is nearing its twilight, the cinematic blockbusters have run their course, and the NBA regular season can no longer be seen in the rearview mirror, WWE produces, in the eyes of many, their single greatest event of the year – SummerSlam.

There have been a number of incredible moments and matches that have occurred through the years, but we are here to countdown the 10 Best SummerSlam matches of all time.

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Is SummerSlam a more appealing show than WrestleMania?

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For all its glitz and glamour and its remarkable mainstream appeal, WrestleMania is the epitome for all that is wrong with professional wrestling today.

Ignored are logical storylines, surprises (for the most part), and the full-time stars that we have seen grace our screens for the last 11 months. Part timers from yesteryear are put on full display and showcased in a way that presents them as being more important than their full-time roster. Matchups are thrown together only to try and draw a “dream matchup” as opposed to one that will be a great bout from a technical standpoint.

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State of the WWE

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No one argues that Vincent Kennedy McMahon Jr. has taken the WWE from a regional promotion and transformed it into a global empire. Stateside, the WWE is the only major wrestling promotion (err, “sports entertainment” company) in town – at least in terms of mainstream appeal.

There’s no doubt Vince’s vision and business acumen cannot be questioned in terms of accomplishments. Turning WWE into what is today, and eliminating the company of any real competitors can be directly attributed to his bulldog mentality and perseverance. What cannot be ignored, though, is the fact that the product is incredibly dry and repetitive these days and seems to be bereft of any real excitement or vitality. And that’s not strictly subjective, the ratings back it up.

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8 Things WWE should do now that WrestleMania 33 has passed

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Now that the show of shows has come to an end, the clock has reset and the WWE calendar has started anew.

We all know that the WWE has its fair share of plot holes, incoherent booking, and an apparent allergy to continuity. But no matter how frustrating the product can get for all of us, we keep coming back.

While maintaining the WWE’s current philosophies, here’s 8 things that the WWE must do pronto, to create a more engaging program.

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AJ Styles – Most Unlikely WWE Champion?

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Styles had accomplished virtually everything he possibly could with TNA. From a professional standpoint, it made sense for him to move on.

TNA was also battling very public financial issues. The company asked AJ, their poster boy and face of the company, to take a pay cut. Styles stated that he had always worked hard and believed he should be compensated for it – ultimately deciding to walk away from his home of nearly 12 years.

AJ decided to bet on himself.

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10 Reasons why the WWE New Generation Era Didn’t Suck

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Ah yes, who could forget the classic Fake Razor and Fake Diesel storyline, and that unforgettable Undertaker Vs. Undertaker match at SummerSlam.

Okay, while some of the hate is surely warranted, I still think this era gets unfairly treated as the bastard child of the WWE.

From the debut of Monday Night Raw, to a heavier PPV schedule, to some of the most iconic feuds and matches in the company’s history (seriously), here’s 8 reasons why the WWE New Generation era didn’t suck.

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Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg: Shock Value and Money

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WWE dubbed it “fantasy warfare meets reality”. In fact, WWE, as they typically do, beat us over the head with that mantra for weeks upon weeks. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar 2 at the Survivor Series.

Survivor Series, a 30 year traditional WWE PPV has been more or less viewed as a “B” level PPV for years now. Once one of the “big 4” has become the bastard child of the quartet – arguably not as exciting to current fans as Money in the Bank or possibly even Hell in a Cell depending on who you ask.

But the 2016 Survivor Series received a much-needed shot of adrenaline when the WWE decided that it wanted this show to be relevant once again…

But did it live up to expectations? Or was it a big disappointment?

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Brawl For All – When Wrestling Gets Real

It was the summer of 1998 and the WCW and WWF were entrenched in a ratings war. Both companies were throwing anything and absolutely everything against the wall, hoping it would stick.

There are tales of scripts being changed throughout live shows. Gimmicks and storylines thrown away at the drop of a hat if their particular segment didn’t do well.

Among all of the crazy things that were pitched at that time, one that stands out (for better or worse) was the WWE’s shoot tournament, called Brawl for All.

What happens when professional wrestling doesn’t go according to a script? Injuries ran rampant and careers were ended.

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Wrestling Managers – A Lost Art?

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Wrestling managers, remember those? For whatever reason, WWE has currently devalued the presence of a manager in today’s era.

Long gone are the days of wrestling managers running stables such as “The Heenan Family”, “The Million Dollar Corporation”, or any of the factions run by “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart.

Are wrestling managers a lost art? Or is simply an old school thing that doesn’t have a place in today’s wrestling world?

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