Okay I’m calling it, it’s time to chill out and just enjoy the product. I’m not about to act like I’ve not done the exact same, but I’m forever seeing people tune week in and week out only to complain about WWE. I could talk forever about it, but my focus is solely on never allowing storylines and ideas time to breathe. Yes I am specifically talking about two current concepts, RETRIBUTION and Raw Underground.
When an idea doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but you can’t possibly know that one, two, even three weeks into it. We don’t know Raw Underground sucks yet, because it hasn’t had time to develop! How can I be so sure? Let me give you a prime example… Hands up if you enjoyed Bayley turning heel? Anyone? No didn’t think so, but the Golden Role Models are arguably one of the best teams on Raw and Smackdown right now. How long were we complaining she was “awful”, “boring” or that she “needs to drop the title”? Now we’re in the midst of a potential (as we have been saying for how many years now?) feud between Sasha Banks and Bayley.
So my question is why as fans are we so judgmental? Do we go watch a film and scream that it’s terrible within five minutes or watch the first episode of a TV show and write a scathing review? No, so why as wrestling fans do we feel we know better than WWE?
Before I get a stream of backlash from this, I want you to understand that if there are actual gripes, for example the go-go dancers on the first episode of Raw Underground, etc., those are fair complaints. To call RETRIBUTION a “crap” idea after one week, however is not. We as a fan base need to allow a story to develop, Vince McMahon and the team backstage aren’t stupid. If anything, you tune in every week only to complain about how terrible the show is. What does that say about you?
I’m not here to tell you Raw Underground is going to be amazing, or RETRIBUTION will be as groundbreaking as the nWo. All I’m trying to say is take a chill pill, put your feet up, grab some snacks and relax. Switch off your brain and just enjoy the show for what it is: some great wrestling with questionable stories.