Official’s View with Wes Adams – WWE Booking, Daniel Bryan, Batista, Talent Concerns & More

“So Tell Me What You Want…What You Really Really Want”… Yeah, I started this column after a Spice Girls song. Sue me. I named it this partly because I went to a 90’s party Saturday night with my best friend who dressed as Sporty Spice and the song was stuck in my head all weekend, and partly because the opening is appropriate in discussing the state of affairs in the WWE.

The fans are clearly telling WWE what they want, and clearly they are being ignored. In my previous series I stated that I had not watched WWE programming in quite some time, as Powerslam Productions has been busy in Mississippi with our own events and the opening of our training facility, the Powershack Gym, and the fact that I teach school during the week, I don’t have any time to watch television! I haven’t even seen any of this season of Family Guy which turns my stomach. But that is enough boohooing about my lack of free time.

The point is, Sunday night for the first time since WrestleMania 29, I watched a WWE PPV. I have always loved the concept of the Royal Rumble and the good it can do to further storylines in the build to WrestleMania. I have always loved how, when booked correctly, it can launch a superstar into a major push (see Roman Reigns’ fantastic showing Sunday night). When WWE started putting Elimination Chamber matches on in February, it greatly diminished the importance of the Royal Rumble. Rumble winners lost their shots, champions lost their titles on the way to Mania, and a simple formula gets screwed up beyond recognition.

The formula of the Royal Rumble winner facing the WWE Champion at WrestleMania in the main event was brilliant and was a successful formula ever since WWE started it in 1993 with Yokozuna’s win. It launched his main event WWE career and established him as an immediate force. In 1994 they muddled their own formula with the Bret Hart/Lex Luger double win and double title shots at WrestleMania X, but the end result with Bret regaining the championship was a welcome one. Shawn Michaels 95 and 96 wins gave him Mania title matches, but 1997 saw the first real screw up of the Rumble formula when winner Stone Cold Steve Austin didn’t receive a title match, and the Shawn Michaels “I lost my smile” vacancy of the championship sent everything into a weird frenzy and the eventual title match was Sid vs. Undertaker.

The formula was a success in 1998 with Austin winning again and defeating Shawn in the main event of Mania 14, and was yet again screwed up in 1999 with Vince winning it. I could and maybe one day will get deeper into the past Royal Rumbles but I’m straying from my main point (which I tend to do, if you’ve ever had a conversation with me about wrestling, you would know.) Not too long ago, Mark Madden wrote a column on Daniel Bryan, in which he stated that the only acceptable ending to WrestleMania XXX was for the show to close with Daniel Bryan standing as the new WWE Champion and leading 65,000 people in the largest “YES!” chant ever. He was absolutely right on the money. As much as WWE claims to listen to their “Universe”, has there ever in their history been such a clear cut case of them not? I would say no.

With WWE poised for a network launch here in a few weeks, they have stepped into two humongous piles of shit that is going to take some major league time to clean up, but right here free of charge, I am going to clean one of them up. This is a LAST CHANCE for WWE to get this right. And I hope someone up there reads this and considers it, because even though I criticize WWE, think their booking sucks, and cringe at the career killing decisions they make on a weekly basis, I care. I care about the friends I made up there that depend on the success of WWE to pay their bills and feed their families. All of their paychecks are dictated by WWE’s creative decisions! If the WWE turns off their fanbase with their crappy storytelling and refusal to deliver the goods to the consumers, then pink slips can and will start being issued! And I don’t want that for any of those guys or girls.

I don’t want them to wind up like me and still have nightmares and be lost in a world of “real jobs” because WWE controls everything and it’s so hard to make a good full time living in wrestling if you’re not working for them. So WWE: this is your last opportunity, and it’s on the house. Bring back Money in the Bank to New Orleans. Have Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Fandango, and Antonio Cesaro open up the card and start it off RIGHT. Put Daniel Bryan over, then have him cash in on Randy Orton after he defeats Batista. That’s your only solution to clean this mess up. That’s the only way to make this right. If you don’t do that, then heaven help the WWE Universe. It’s a simple, obvious solution that somehow, the upper echelon can’t or doesn’t want to see. And if that’s the case, then you’ll never get what you want.

I’ve been reading a lot of hate directed at Dave Batista. That pains me to no end. I worked the Smackdown brand with him for nearly two years, and this huge superstar of a man was as kind and friendly to a green horn rookie referee like me as anybody else on the roster. I was so excited to hear he was coming back and looked forward to the possibilities he brought to the table. Don’t give him flack for winning the Royal Rumble. He didn’t book it. WWE did! The Universe wanted Batista back but they sure didn’t want him to win the Rumble this early. WWE put him in a hole that he may not be able to dig himself out of. Don’t hate on him. What the hell was he supposed to do? Turn it down? Yeah right! So don’t hate Batista for a situation that HE didn’t create.

There’s not a person alive that could have won this year’s Rumble not named Daniel Bryan that would have left the crowd 100% satisfied. Roman Reigns could have pulled off the upset and won and although the response would have been good, people still would have complained. CM Punk could have went the distance and a portion of the audience still wouldn’t have been satisfied. I was convinced after Bray Wyatt defeated Bryan in the opening match, that Bryan was going to come out, win the Rumble, and then defeat Wyatt at Elimination Chamber in February in a rematch before going on to WrestleMania. Boy was I wrong!

Rumors last week was that for the third time at a WrestleMania, Bryan is pegged for Sheamus (remember the WrestleMania 27 Bryan/Sheamus US title match hoopla?) What the hell for? I know the two can have pretty damn good matches together but we have been there and done that twice at Mania already for Pete’s sake. The WM 27 US title match that was advertised, then bumped to dark match, then changed to battle royal halfway through was an insulting cluster to two hardworking men. Then the next year, Sheamus wins the Royal Rumble, gets his title shot against Bryan in the opening match (which pisses me off even more) and then in an effort to further bury Bryan, they job him out in 18 seconds. For what reason? Does Vince just not like Bryan? Because of his size? His look? What’s the reasoning? To quote Sheamus’ theme song: “It’s a shameful thing!” Well WWE I just offered you free pooper scooper for this flaming bag of dog crap you’ve made out of the Royal Rumble.

Now on to the OTHER mess that you’ve created. The word on the street is that WWE talent is concerned about how their payoffs are going to be handled now that PPV rates are going to go down. Also word says that WWE scheduled a talent meeting to address this issue, then cancelled it, and have yet to reschedule it! That’s not an encouraging sign at all. How was this issue not even addressed and taken into consideration during the course of establishing the plan for the network? That was the first thing that I thought of! I’m sure it was the first thing that ALL of the talent thought of! Did WWE just hope that the talent was so job scared that no one was going to bring the issue up? Is that the WWE environment these days? This is exactly why pro wrestlers need a union. To prevent garbage like this. The days of six and seven figure paydays for WrestleMania are likely gone forever. Oh how I weep for the future.

One thing I love about promoting my own shows, and working with Luke Hawx’s Wildkat Sports promotion in New Orleans is that we do our absolute best to give the fans what they want, and give them their money’s worth. How can these two small companies bring smiles to hundreds of faces with shoestring budgets with simple, effective storytelling, and the biggest company in the world ignores the obvious from millions? I’m on my hands and knees begging Impact Wrestling to get their act together and compete. I’m pleading with Jeff Jarrett to close this deal with Toby Keith and get his promotion off the ground.

Ring of Honor, Evolve, Dragon Gate, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, I sincerely hope one or all of you explode like dynamite into the mainstream and can start competing. Then maybe some wrestling fans will get what they want. This business model of WWE Network and the potential talent relations issues it could cause with the workers, combined with the WWE’s stubborn refusal to give the people what they want is not a recipe for success.

I’ve offered a simple solution to one of the two major problems, and you know that WWE won’t take it under consideration. Nor with they even come up with a similar alternative. I can’t help them with the other. The mysterious formula WWE has always used to grade payoffs will become even more mysterious with the launching of the network.

For all of my friends that are still up there, I hope WWE can dig themselves out of this hole. One of my last visits at an event two of my really good friends (whose names I will withhold due to privacy) were so excited to tell me about the births of their first children. These two same friends have also been buried by horrid booking, and potentially career threatening damage has been done. I’m sorry for all of you. These guys depend on WWE creative to book them in a position to where they can feed their wives and children. And WWE is doing a sorry job of it. I don’t want to look online on day and see that these guys have been released, then internally get the blame because “they didn’t get over”, or “Creative has nothing for them”.

So tell me what you want, what you really, really want. Well WWE, they are telling you. And if you don’t start listening to them, then pretty soon, there’s not going to be anybody to tell you anything.

What do you think? Post your thoughts, opinions, feedback and comments below.

Thanks for reading.

Wes Adams
Twitter: @WesAdams1980

About Wes Adams: Wes Adams is a former WWE official/referee. Adams signed a WWE developmental deal in early 2007, and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling. After working as a official/referee on WWE television, he opened his own wrestling promotion “PowerSlam Productions.”

  • David Garcia

    I’m a Bryan fan. If I had my way the Wyatt storyline would’ve lasted longer with the Rumble match happening at Mania. I’d have teased the idea that Bryan wanted to stop them and do the Yes chant and then maybe the “family” beats him back into submission. I would try to work it so the crowd was imploring him with Yes chants. I just think it was a good story that could have had such a bigger payoff moment…then WWE panicked after Michigan St and started rushing things and as a result, I think smart fans convinced themselves, without much evidence, that Bryan was going to be a surprise Rumble entrant, win it, then win at Mania. Essentially a segment of the fan base is disappointed by the expectations purely of their own creation.

    Which leads me to the point of how do we know what the WWE Universe wants more than WWE. Look, we see live crowds, roughly 10k at a time, once or twice a week. But if WWE is marketing their product to the 60 million households they claim contain at least one WWE fan, then the TV live event crowd is a fraction of the universe. They are vocal and can make the backdrop to the WWE product look horrible, but I just don’t know that their demands…and Sunday night was the epitome of an entitled demand..truly represents the broad audience that WWE desperately needs to subscribe to their network.

    And for me the Network is key. Any other year, maybe it’s a no-brainer to go with Bryan, but do we really know how confident WWE is of hitting the one million subscriber break even point by the end of the year? Do they believe getting subscribers during Mania season is key to hitting their targets and if so, do they believe they need to go with certain guys in key spots to draw those fans? I honestly don’t know. But it just seems like many critics are acting as though WWE is acting out of spite, when it seems clear to me they are acting in search of profits. So while my fantasy booking has Bryan closing Mania with the WWE title, the realist in me gets that maybe that moment doesn’t happen until afterwards and I’m OK with that. I get that a nostalgia act might be tag champs to sell the nostalgia available for on-demand viewing at the Network. I get that Hogan and Piper and Flair and any number of old, non-participants might be on TV much more than they should be to sell the WWE Network.

    And if the WWE Universe is excited to have the network, with all PPV, for just $9.99 a month, maybe, just maybe they need to cut WWE some slack and let them sell their product to the lapsed and casual fan who they need to keep the Network alive and available for just $120 a year. Ultimately I don’t know…but I don’t think anybody else does either.

    • justinept

      “Essentially a segment of the fan base is disappointed by the expectations purely of their own creation.”

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. The WWE never announced that Daniel Bryan was booked in the Rumble, but we assumed he would be … probably because we assumed the WWE had a friggin clue. What company puts a main event slot at the biggest show of the year on the line in a match, and then doesn’t include it’s most popular performer in that match?

      So yea. You’re right. We created this idea that the WWE booking staff had a clue, and we were disappointed by the expectations purely of our own creation.

      As for the Network thing… Look at the WWE ratings history over the past decade. They’re consistently in the mid-to-low 4s until about 2005 … then John Cena and Batista became champions, and they started getting in the high 3’s early 4’s … and then Randy Orton joined them in the title picture in 2007, and the ratings have consistently been in the 3’s since then. Basically, since Cena, Batista and Orton took over the top spots on the card, people have been turning off the TV. So if the WWE really thinks that putting those guys on top right now is necessary to bring back casual fans, then I have some bad news for them… THOSE ARE THE GUYS THAT DROVE AWAY THE CASUAL FANS!

      • David Garcia

        I can’t say you’re wrong…but I just can’t say you’re right. I would imagine with WWE’s resources that they do s**tloads of market survey research. Who knows what the data says. What if they’ve found that a large segment of the 18-34 audience wondered off after Batista left and was replaced by 7-12 year olds (who all love Cena) while they don’t know if Batista can draw them back, they think he has a better shot than the existing guys? Only WWE has that information.

        These are all what ifs, but I’m confident in thinking the days of Vince licking his thumb and putting it in the wind are gone. The have market research, merchandise sales, licensee and sponsor input, etc. There’s just more than reading the tea leaves of audience reactions at play.

        Personally, I think going public was Vince’s biggest mistake. Sure it made him a billionaire for awhile, but now he answers to Wall Street rather than himself. Privately owned WWE could handle several down quarters on the promise of a bigger upside, but publicly owned WWE has to worry how Wall Street responds to a single down quarter. And with the McMahon family wealth tied so closely to that stock price per share, they know a down quarter (especially the quarter that includes Mania) and the sheep that are Wall Street analysts turn against them, then they could watch their wealth vanish and if they don’t keep large cash reserves, rather rely on credit to finance operations, those credit lines could vanish as now WWE is a bad bet.

        The reality of 2014 WWE is they are risk averse and with the risk of the network, that has made the McMahon family sphincters even tighter.

        • Padres4life

          obviously Bryan becomes a huge draw if he gets to win a feud every now and then, he’s lost the last two major ones back to back and if he faces someone like Triple H or someone at that level he’ll be more watched because it’ll be intriguing, that’s how you build up guys..they also need to market him more to outside vendors which they’re not doing.

          • David Garcia

            But you’re assuming that they’re not trying. Maybe you’re right. But what if they try to push Bryan to their partners and they balk. What if when they call the talk shows, the booker says we’ll take Cena or Orton. Or when Mattel calls they want Rey Mysterio or Cena. Maybe they just haven’t figured out the best way to market Bryan, which doesn’t mean they won’t, rather they just haven’t yet.

            I agree with you that WWE needs to grow a pair and take risks, and then they can position Bryan to be the guy Jay Leno and Mattel demand. I just don’t know that you’re not putting the cart before the horse.

          • justinept

            If the talks shows want Orton or Cena, then give them Orton or Cena. That doesn’t mean Daniel Bryan can’t be the champ. The WWE keeps putting a premium on this mainstream exposure, but they’re doing it at the expense of their actual fans. It’s the actual fans that pay the bills – not the 43-year old house mom who still has no interest in the product despite seeing John Cena on Good Morning America.

          • Mr Fixit

            Dude. Listen to the crowd. Fuck listen to the Michigan St. Crowd. If they are doing YES chants at NCAA basketball games you can’t build Bryan any bigger. He is there.

      • Dalinkwent

        It goes beyond Bryan not being announced for the Rumble. Its the fact WWE teased a possible title run for Bryan and never gave the fans a proper payoff. In fact WWE kicked Bryan out of his own title scene and shuffled him off to The Wyatts. WWE thought Big Show was enough to replace Bryan in the spot. Now fans are being treated to more of the same with Batista winning the Rumble and facing Orton at WM. Fans didn’t create the Bryan situation, WWE did. They keep teasing the build of new stars, but then discard it in favor of the same old sh*t. WWE has nobody to blame but themselves.

    • Padres4life

      dude, Wrestlemania got 662,000 buys in the US last year…they only need 935,000 subscribers to break even…..they’ll already have 600,000+ by Wrestlemania….so all they’ll need is 300,000 more and they’re good, not that hard, just need to keep the right wrestlers in the forefront.

      • David Garcia

        All due respect but you have to appreciate consumer behavior and how unbelievably hard it is to change. For all those buyers of Mania, it’s a one time, press the button on their remote purchase. WWE is asking fans to change how they purchase and view the show and is asking for a 6 month commitment, which we all know will automatically renew unless people take an affirmative action. That last part alone will make many reticent as they have jobs, families, lives, and forget. They will think “I just want to watch Mania and be done with it.” It’s the same reason why people will pay more per visit to get their oil changed, rather than by a discount package for 4 a year with free fluid top offs. People do not like to change habits and they hate long term commitments.

        Just like people are assuming that their favorite and the live crowd’s favorite is everybody’s favorite, you’re assuming every casual fan that only buys Mania is as devoted to WWE as you. If that were true and WWE was as confident as you, WWE Network would launch with just the live PPV’s and maybe the WWE PPV library and the first reality show would be about the stars of today not guys from the 80’s. After all if existing fans will carry the day with ease, then the PPV steal is more than enough, without the added expense of all the nostalgia programs.

        It’s good that you mention the break even point because WWE is telling Wall Street that they’re confident to reach the break even point by the end of the year. If they were as confident as you are, there is no way they would have undersold it to an audience that salivates over potential, whether it’s ever realized or not.

        • rtg1031

          You keep talking about the mainstream as if they had it before CM Punk’s epic, and still legendary, Pip Bomb promo in Vegas. Before that happened, WWE’s ratings were in the toilet with the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, and all those “Face of the company” guys. It was Punk, the so-called “Indy” wrestler, that made the main stream press at large start talking about WWE again. Punk walking out with the WWE Title, presumably gone from the company made headlines. Everyone thought it was real, and it made for good business. WWE never got that kind of press from John Cena, as a matter of fact the only time Cena even got that kind of press coverage was when he had his fued with The Rock, and it was 100% because of The Rock. When you get boo’ed in your own hometown in favor of the visitor, that’s when WWE should have paid more attention. Now you have CM Punk, who was suppose to introduce the new championship belt, pushed to the side to basically build up Cena’s title push. WWE has to understand that the Cena character is not over with anyone over the age of 10. Punk had the most significant run as champion, as it showed that if WWE took a chance on what is considered unconventional, they may strike gold. The fans have been letting them know this whole time that Daniel Bryan needs to be the champion, and they need to understand that whether they want him as the face or not, they made the fans want him in that very position.Bryan’s push was amazingly well done, and it just sucks to see that everything was done to keep him from becoming a worthy holder of the title. He beat Cena, Orton cashed in the briefcase and took the title on the same night, then they keep teasing Bryan regaining the title, only to have him lose to Orton, then they completely take him out of the picture and place Cena back in, with an appearance by Big Show. Until Bryan is holding that belt and being announced as champion, they will never see the same kind of fan reaction for anyone else, except maybe Roman Reigns, who should have won the Rumble. Batista was horrible at the Rumble, he was slow, clumsy, and seemed like he needed some time in development to get back to in-ring shape. I always felt that maybe WWE would go in the direction of CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan for the title, with Bryan as champion, and retaining the title. Then they would have room for a rematch later on between the two with Punk winning and maybe going on a run similar to what he had previously before The Rock came back. I never felt Punk should have lost to The Rock, simply because Rock was part time, the champion is suppose to be on TV every week, unless it furthers the storyline by not having him show up. And here’s something else to think about, Cena needs to chase the title for a while, not actually win it, it builds more drama and makes for a better storyline when someone like Cena always gets close but somehow falls short. WWE really needs to step their game up, more people are starting to record the show instead of watching it live and skip thru the boring parts. So now what are they going to do? Have Lesnar win the title and face Batista at Mania, what would make that entertaining? How can you build that? And who would win, Batista?!?

    • yragcom1

      All I know is this: Bryan is the biggest thing since the nWo. You’ve got to piggyback other stars off his success. For instance, a Sandow/ Bryan feud would have been perfect. I’ve always thought Cesaro could be big too. The Wyatts? I’m still chanting “Husky Harris” when I see him. Even Roman Reigns would have been an acceptable push.

      • David Garcia

        Again, all you know is Bryan is getting as big a crowd reaction as the NWO. Is he moving the ratings needle like the NWO? Is he selling shirts like the NWO? Are the executives at USA as high on him as the TNT executives were about Hogan, Nash, and Hall.

        That’s the entire point of my comment. If WWE has guys that move the ratings needle or have huge records of selling shirts or who USA is always saying need to be on TV at the top of the hour, then WWE, which is about the bottom line, has to respond accordingly.

        As it stands Bryan is over with the live crowds and WWE knows this. Now they need to build him even bigger, making him a draw, marketing him to sell shirts and please USA, Mattel, etc…but that doesn’t mean they can simply cast aside those making them money now or those who made them money in the past and have returned. That’s just not how big, established, successful businesses work. Coca Cola may know that organic health drinks have a huge upside, but they’re not going to push Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke, Dasani, Powerade, etc to the side. They’re going to keep pushing their best sellers to the forefront and slowly but surely build the new product until it finally takes a seat at the forefront.

        The days of Vince putting his thumb in the air are gone and with shareholders, sponsors, broadcast partners, licencees, and now the need to get the network off to a flying start all being huge factors in everything WWE does, smart fans have to appreciate reality before they throw a collective temper tantrum because they didn’t get precisely what they want, right now.

        • yragcom1

          You can’t compare him ratings wise. There is no competition like there was in the 90s, except for maybe football, which would be a worse sign, since the week there was no ball on, the ratings for RAW went down.

          You can’t compare him merchandise wise, because, he’s being underutilized, and has been since Survivor Series 2013. Quite frankly, has there ever BEEN a cool Daniel Bryan T-shirt, like there has been for Punk or Cena? Is that HIS fault?

          As for him being a draw, he’s already there. He was the main event at SummerSlam. Bryan puts people in seats. If the WWE doesn’t take advantage of that and use him more than, say Randy Orton, then it’s their fault, not Bryan’s.

  • Craig Eyles

    Plot thickens on the $9.99 per month “deal”. Going to be interesting if WWE can’t pay up for talent.
    Worse for WWE could be a huge ratings fall here in Australia, with the local cable providers decision to show RAW LIve as of this Tuesday 12 noon. Not good for the working people who pay the cable bills.
    Options: replays at 2.10am Wedesday & 12 noon Saturday, day after Smackdown. OR pay up an extra $10 p/mth to record RAW.
    Reason for showing RAW live? Fear of WWE Network being backdoored. More like trying to make an extra buck out of is.
    Not fooling for it.

  • Jake

    Worst article I’ve ever read. Very boring. You suck

  • samwich

    Personally? I see things going great for WWE provided they work their current storylines. They have Bryan at that stage where the fans will riot if they’re not given what they want. If they miss the opportunity, fans will give up on the storyline and it’ll be rendered pointless. With Punk leaving too we may see fans get tired of Bryan’s storyline sooner rather than later.

    In regards to the Network, I’m from the UK so to me the Network is just something America has which the UK doesn’t (Kinda like most things related to the WWE). As a fan of many years now, i can see the Network being a great thing for WWE. Hell i’d like to watch matches over the years (AND IN HD!!) Who wouldn’t want to relive Chris Benoit vs HBK vs HHH at WM? Or Edge spearing Jeff whilst suspended in mid-air.. These moments (although you could find them on YouTube) are moments that every die-hard wrestling fan wants. So to me, it’s a very smart move on behalf of WWE. Hell… It’s WWE’s own Netflix!

    • yragcom1

      I’m a old school fan. I still have tapes of Survivor Series #1, Royal Rumble #1, and the greatest Wrestlemania of all, Wrestlemania 6, Hogan / Warrior. I won’t pay for the Network. Vince and the product has pissed me off beyond repair. I paid $300 to watch Bryan get jobbed at SummerSlam 2013, and I’m not giving the WWE any more support.

  • Mr Fixit

    Honestly if it doesn’t end with Bryan winning the title I’m done. I’ve been a fan of the WWE product since 83. I drop them like they were hot in the mid 2000 cause I could not stand the Cena character and his forced like hell push. Bryan brought me back. He cares and he makes the fans care. What frigin more do you want Vince. Maybe if you had an idea of your own and didn’t steal and undercut Vern Gagne of all his AWA talent in the 80s and pure luck into Austin you’d know what to do with Bryan. This is such a joke. I give you to WW30 to fix it or I’m done. and I mean it- no app, no network, no Raw, no live shows and I’ll hurt you- I’ll buy WWE DVDs (your cash cow).. USED. I won’t give you another fucking cent the rest of my life. . I’m fucking done. Screw Bryan over again… I’m out for good. And here the deal I am not the only one.

    • yragcom1

      Used DVDs or discounted. I bought The Rock box set at Wal-Mart for $5. The others I got were used…and those were old ECW sets. No WWE.

      • Mr Fixit

        Used. There is a great record/pop culture store in the Boston area know as Newbury comics and I can get anything there used I want.

  • yragcom1

    I get so mad at WWE bookings, I’ve been changing the channel lately. I’d rather watch “Brain Games” that the ridiculous, boring and pretentious ideas the WWE writing staff are throwing against the wall like a monkey throwing crap.

    The angles have been absolute crap since Bryan jobbed at SummerSlam last year. It makes NO sense, since social media gives the WWE A.instant feedback, and B. lots of ideas. I didn’t order the Royal Rumble, and I’m glad I didn’t, judging from the reaction, and I’m not going to get the network. Why should I pay $10 a month to be angry at the WWE for their lack of caring or just plain common sense?

    • Shaniqua Louise Ray

      Agree I dont want the network either in facts it mostly oldschool stuff anyway and the new school sucks and it will continue to sucks the clips I would want to see I can see it on youtube for free and dilymotion any way most time is predictable the RR was shit Roman should have won the was a beast the past 4 months HHH keeps sucking John cenas dick he had 5 chances and last night proves that they never really was going to give him a chance after Kane and Randy beat Daniel up.

      • Bryan Thomas

        Everyone hates cena, yet they like roman and is shaping him up to be just like cena

  • Scott Cowpland

    ATM the big two both seem to be falling over when it comes to story lines and match bookings I don’t know why they seem to think dropping major talent that we the viewers clearly want is good for business. I know tna are nothing compared to wwe in the USA but I’m from the uk and I see definite comparisons . What we want is overlooked money is the driving force business is business both companies are pushing this work hard. The network is good for wwe if it works if it doesn’t it could kill them Wall Street will be the guys holding the knife. Creative is a joke I would defiantly rather be watching roh but all I can get hold of over here is what I receive from friends in the USA . As for the network it’s not good for us the fans I think the pay per views are expensive enough the merchandise is to.daniel Bryan is the best left in the wwe I would love to see what happens if he goes the same way as cm punk they are both underrated by the company . How they haven’t made something of Lesner and Batistas mma credentials is just stupid a definite miss in my eyes big lumps using jujitsu is fun to watch especially in a cage I just hope the wake up call is being heard because they haven’t listened for the last three years I’ve been bitching

  • Shaniqua Louise Ray

    I simple want the shield to have an epic battle against each other and roman to make it big.