The State of Pro Wrestling


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I have stated a number of times that it is a great time for wrestling. There are many successful independent companies: ROH, TNA, NJPW and Lucha Underground are all finding their own niche on TV, NXT is doing well on the WWE Network, and RAW/Smackdown is putting out entertaining shows every week.

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I do however take issue with a couple things. I’m well aware my opinion won’t have any affect on WWE but I really have a problem with one thing they have been doing for some time. I have been paying close attention since the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View and I have given it a lot of thought. It feels that they are incapable, unless your name is John Cena, to push more than one guy at a time. It is something I have disliked about this era for some time. However it didn’t really tick me off until the Royal Rumble. I witnessed everyone job out to a lackluster Roman Reigns victory.

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It would appear that it isn’t having any affect on WWE as they are doing well financially. But, there is a lot of great talent on the roster and it feels that unless you are the “Chosen One” your career isn’t going anywhere. There are ways to build your talent successfully and do it with more than one guy at a time. Even after everyone put Roman Reigns over at the Rumble, I still feel as if he is incapable of defeating Brock Lesnar.

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Now in WWE’s defense there will always be an aspect to the product that can be criticized. Nothing is perfect. But when you have a WWE title match at WRESTLEMANIA that feels barely deserving of the Raw main event, it becomes clear that something is not right. Let me add that I don’t hate Reigns nor do I feel it’s his fault. Never the less something isn’t right. And WWE feels as if it’s in need of another renaissance.

 

– Salvatore Morocco

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