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Posted On 08/27/2014 By In Columns, Featured

Too Many Legends Around In WWE?

WWE has made it common business practice to bring in retired superstars and put them in front of television cameras. They’ve done it for a long time and I’m sure will continue doing it…forever. (more…)

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  • Wrestling_fan

    Agreed! Too much of it kinda dilutes the effect.
    The shows have gone downhill lately with lazy writing, same finishes to a match ,building up a gimmick & then dropping it etc.
    Also, they need to give a lil bit liberty in the promos and not have it totally scripted. It doesn’t look natural at all. :/

  • The_MCuevas

    AGREED

  • SomeCretin

    If you’re going to use them, you have to actually use them. If you’re only bringing them in for a cameo and not actually making them part of a storyline/match (like, as a manager or something) then who the hell cares? Why the hell were these guys showing up to talk about Cena vs. Lesnar? I mean, it would have been one thing if they played it off as real, where like Ric Flair talked about knowing John Cena personally and going out partying with him back before Flair retired or Shawn Michaels talking about his own attempt to beat the Undertaker’s streak and knowing what it means to be up against the guy who actually beat Taker. Instead, we got three legends giving acting performances almost as bad as the Bella twins.

    • sam

      dont be so harsh on the bella twins :)….i think nikki bella gave a good heel promo on raw

  • Jonathan

    I think Hogan, Undertaker or “legend(s)” will provide interference at the Night of Champions event to see the title change belts to justify Brock’s departure. We also have become accustomed to a working champion. In early WWF history champions wrestled at live shows and rarely worked a TV show. Overtime we got to see champions wrestle every week. I doubt they will allow Brock to wrestle a few matches, leave and then return for PPV events.

  • Sean Janusonis

    I thought people like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair came back because they need money and wrestling is the only thing they did right in their lives.

    • Matt

      Well, haha, I didn’t want to be THAT rude when making my initial post. I’m 99% convinced that Flair is only back because he’s broke. Hence why he hasn’t added to the show the entire time he’s been back. It’s really sad, actually.

  • Kurama91

    I am living outside USA, can someone please tell me how the audience level will affect WWE ? I mean if WWE has 5,000,000 audiences in one week, how wwe could benefit from that ? I know that those people must be subscribed either to WWE Network ( just 9.99!!!) or should be subscribed to a Network that broadcasts that show. I hope someone explain it if possible.

  • Kurama91

    that’s really really right, I think the cause of that is lack of Great Scenario, HHH is just a ROOKIE in putting Scenarios and the Geezer aka Vince is too crazy to put nice Scenarios as in Attitude Era, also let’s not forget about the TERRIBLE Writer’s team backstage, I think that Only One Person can put WWE Back to WWE of 90s with huge success and Excitement, and that person is
    LADIES & GENTLEMEN, MY NAME IS PAUL HEYMAN!!!!

  • jmull

    Maybe, but Hogan, Flair, and HBK are far more interesting that most of what WWE is putting out there right now.