WWE is still the king of the wrestling mountain and will be for a long time. But there are a lot of things that both talent and fans would change.
WWE fans have been frustrated for years with the content being pumped out on a weekly basis. With RAW and Smackdown being two of the longest-running weekly television shows in the history of all of television, you have to expect bad television at least once in a while.
However, there are many things that WWE has done for years that they could easily do without and could definitely help with sinking ratings and stunningly dropping viewership. Let’s take a look at what WWE should be changing from a content standpoint.
Wrestling promos have been vital to the success of WWE Superstars for decades, and for a while during the late 90’s, wrestling was more real and edgy than it ever was. One of the contributing factors to this feeling was the realness of the characters.
With The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin firing on all cylinders in their promos, the two legendary Superstars played up to their real personalities, turned up to eleven. Unfortunately, a good promo is hard to come by these days. With obviously tightly scripted lines being fed to the talent, a good or bad promo on the microphone can literally make or break a WWE Superstar’s success in this day and age.
Promos in wrestling have been a hot topic for wrestling fans since AEW came along, perhaps even before that. WWE is gifted with some of the best promo workers in the business, yet the content they are spoon-fed is often absolutely cringe-worthy.
Whether it’s obvious that Baron Corbin is reading off a script or Seth Rollins with another dreaded “you people” promo, the fans and the talent both deserve better than this. With the stacked roster across the board in WWE, captivating promos do happen from time to time, but it’s rare that a Superstar is able to “wow” a crowd with the promo with such cheesy, predictable content.
Unnecessary Camera Cuts
Is there anything worse than seeing an absolutely ridiculous spot about to happen, only for the camera to jump around three different times per second? Or a history-making, memorable moment being robbed by a quick cut to a shocked fan?
Fans of the WWE have been quite vocal about the amount of unnecessary camera cuts on WWE programming. The amount of jumping from camera shot to camera shot to camera shot has created backlash in the past, most notably in January of 2020 when legendary superstar Edge returned to the Royal Rumble.
The “Rated R Superstar” hit the ring and immediately hit the wonderfully selling Dolph Ziggler with his first Spear in the match, yet this was completely missed on the Pay-Per-View due to WWE cutting to a bunch of surprised fans in the audience.
Not only does the constant “jumping around” look annoying on television, it has proven to cost WWE some memorable moments on live television. This definitely isn’t the first time this has happened and it absolutely won’t be the last, but this is something WWE desperately needs to pump the brakes on. There is no need to cause headaches for WWE fans, trying to show three or four things at once during an already memorable moment.