By Kalon Webb
I'm sure most of you guys are wondering where I been (for those who know me) or exactly who I am, right? Well, I'm Kalon Webb, a writer who has been uninspired to write articles about wrestling because of todays current product. Now, I could be like the rest of the “smarks” out there and claim to know what's best for the product, but that is not what my intentions of this article. Simply enough, I just want share my views and opinions of how I feel about wrestling today in WWE.
Typically when you hear a wrestling event is going to be three hours long you would be stoked, right? Well, that doesn't seem to be the case today with Monday Night Raw. I'm sure most thought of when WWE announced that they would be going to three hours on Monday nights that it was great idea. We would get more time for the mid-card, Divas, tag divisions and hey, maybe even a relaunched cruiserweight division because it would be enough time. Turns out it was the complete opposite it of what wrestling's big leagues had in mind. Instead we would get the exact same thing we were getting before, nothing! How is it possible with three hours of Raw, SmackDown,Superstars, Saturday Morning Slam, AND Main Event we still don't get these things and still manage to only see tensuperstars out of a roster with over 25 guys? One thing I don't understand is how a company can hire dozens of workers to beef up the company. Only use 10% of them and when those 10% leave they still don't use the other dozens they already have. Instead those 10% seem to get part-time deals to comeback with a lighter schedule and maybe even a slight pay raise to “bring in the ratings”.
Now, I understand business is business and a company needs to make profit, but what happens when your “best” workers are settled down in retirement? What happens then? We get fans who don't want to see these workers with great potential have a chance. Why? Because they want to see that 10% that the company invested in and nothing else. Let's be honest for a second: we as wrestling fans are stubborn and picky when it comes to change. We compare everyone to someone even when none of their characteristics are similar. Can you blame us? Why would we want different when we have been given the same thing for so long?
This is the problem with today's wrestling: so much is invested in a handful of people with no seeds are planted for the others to grow.
We don't need to bring “back the Attitude Era” because, let's face it: that time is long and gone. We don't need to hire anyone else because we have so many not being used now. We don't need to add more television shows just to use those same people on every single one of them. We don't need former employees coming in to “save” the product that the company has brought down on it's own. We just need to focus on what we have and make it a better overall product for all types of fans. Now I'm sure we can all agree on that.