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They legit wanna know why people ain't watching Raw??
Let me get comfortable *sits down cross-legged*
Microphone? *handed one* thank you.
It's pretty simple; we the fans are tired of outdated tropes that should have been buried with the Vince McMahon Kiss my ass club from the corrupt powerful corporate authority figures that have been dominating Raw & SmackDown since the end of Summer 2013 with the Authority alliance that is trying to be the Corporation angle from 1998-99 but it's so watered-down that it might as well be a flat cola that not even the most esteemed cola aficionado would have to cure their irritated stomach.
You have fans cry out for wrestling and they tell you "no, you want sports-entertainment." it gets that to point from the Simpsons' episode "o Brother, where art thou" that Herb Powell (voiced by Danny De Vito) says what we're all thinking "DO YOU HEAR THAT YOU IDIOT? INSTEAD OF ASKING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT, YOU'RE TELLING THEM WHAT THEY WANT!" which could not be put into more clear better context.
The fans chanted through 2013 "We want Daniel Bryan" instead they gave us more John Cena. Even at TLC 2013 when they re-unified The Undisputed Championship what should have been what the fans demanded in being Punk Vs Bryan (which would have made the PPV buy-rates go through the roof) it was instead given to the most overdone, mundane and boring rivalry in the last decade in Cena Vs Orton. A match no one asked for nor the rematch at the 2014 Royal Rumble especially when fans made themselves vocal with chants of "THIS IS AWFUL, WE WANT REFUNDS" including the very few chanting "WE WANT DIVAS"
It comes as no surprise that during the Stone Cold podcast how Captain Out of touch McMahon with the mention of sports-entertainment and "brass rings" and noting that he does not see the appeal of Antonio Cescaro. Are you kidding me? A man that has the audience in the palm of his hands with upper cutting stairs, being the swingmaster and with pure charisma that even as a heel the people love him???
It gets to that point where he'll even think Spongebob Square Pants would be a good idea for a competitor. I can just imagine Spongebob coming out to real American and that Sponge-a-Mania is running wild with his Sponge-a-Maniacs. You think I'm jesting? Vinny has reached that level out of touch/borderline insanity that even someone like Tarosan would look at him and go "you're crazy, you make me look sane, please seek help."
To even more bad decisions in the failure to push Dean Ambrose to main event status when the people have accepted and adore this competitor as a modern variation of Austin & Bryan Pillman but no, he's not Cena nor Roman Reigns so he waits in line.
Here's logic for you, poster-man of the nutty farm, someone is over with the fans, and I mean like Austin, Rock, Punk & Bryan super-over, they are getting Austin like pops from them, you start pushing them, they sell more merch', people pay to see them, your profits go up, you start looking less and less like Margot Kidder before she went on her medication and people begin patting you on the back with a way "good decision, Vince. That was a well thought out move. You did it again, Mac-Daddy" rather than "are you still in charge? when are you retiring?" or my personal fave "where's the real Vinny Mac?"
The last time you ever made a shred of common-sense is when Stone Cold was WWF Champion. You are so out of touch that you think the Internet is a pipe-dream that will never take off. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news Johnny come lately, but the Internet accounts for a lot of personal growth and profit for companies large and small with quick interaction and finding out information as opposed to traveling to local stores without leaving the comfort of their own home.
You whine that NXT is hurting the main roster when the truth is people prefer NXT because HHH is in touch with what works and he gives actual professional wrestling and announcers calling moves as opposed to the mundane mediocre and vanilla equivalent of Michael 'ass-hat' Cole telling stories. Now I will grant that Cole is being fed lines from ole Vinnie, but it still doesn't change the fact that Cole represents a slice of stale bread that you wouldn't even remotely think about eating even if you were starving.
Now, I question a lot of things HHH the Shovel has done over the years but as a businessman he has it together and knows what a modern professional wrestling product should be.
The way foresee it is this: NXT will take over as the main brand and Raw & SmackDown will become the minor leagues. It pains me to say that about SmackDown because it is the superior show to Raw. Raw is nothing more than a 3 hour soap opera with some wrestling. At least SmackDown gives the midcard a chance to shine. If I wanted to watch a soap opera I'd go back to watching Coronation Street and that in it's own right was stale and vanilla before I quit watching in early 2007, but that's another story.
And the irony is.....you created NXT to replace ECW in early 2010. Your very own creation, will outdo your other creations.
Back in 2011, CM Punk predicted ALL OF THIS with his Pipe-Bomb how it will get worse and you don't understand how a modern product should be, what makes a good wrestler or what else works in 2011.
YOU are the reason that Raw's ratings are at their lowest since 1997 and you can't blame Monday Night Football anymore either. That card is out of your reach.
You have become what you hate, what you feared.....you have become WCW!
PIPE-BOMB *mic-drop* I'm done.