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And The Attitude Era’s writing was complete shyt and you’re full of it if you sit here and insist otherwise. Don’t let your bias and novelty of The Attitude Era fool you into thinking otherwise. The talent made the best of the shytty writing and gimmicks that they were given and rose above the bad writing and the fans latched on to them.
I think that's what's missing. The booking and writing was always bad, but people were there for Stone Cold and The Rock. The main eventers are what matters
 

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And The Attitude Era’s writing was complete shyt and you’re full of it if you sit here and insist otherwise. Don’t let your bias and novelty of The Attitude Era fool you into thinking otherwise. The talent made the best of the shytty writing and gimmicks that they were given and rose above the bad writing and the fans latched on to them.
The Russo era was worse than the Kreski era but Russo atleast made sure that mid-lower card guys had characters and storylines to get invested in. If you’re not a top guy these days, you’re just chasing R-Truth through catering for the 24/7 title.
 

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People are tired of seeing the same matches over and over again.
nothing tunes me out faster than seeing a tag match with some combo of

sasha
naomi
charlotte
carmella
nia [thank god she's gone]
shayna
nattie
alexa
zelina

or

devitt
ricochet
corbin
sami
Hardy
Woods
sheamus
drew


like...i don't need to see a 4 man, 6 man, or 8 man with any combo of the above ever again
 

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And The Attitude Era’s writing was complete shyt and you’re full of it if you sit here and insist otherwise. Don’t let your bias and novelty of The Attitude Era fool you into thinking otherwise. The talent made the best of the shytty writing and gimmicks that they were given and rose above the bad writing and the fans latched on to them.
WWE's writing was always shyt as long as Vince McMahon existed. He kept hiring people like Russo or Bucky Beaver Dunn who know nothing about professional wrestling but yet somehow they affected what the show's gon be about. Only difference is that 20 years ago they had way more legit talent where every show it looked like there were multiple guys who could legitimately hold the title. Today we have two guys: Roman and Lesnar, because that's how Vince booked the show. They made Lashley lose the title to E, then they made E lose to Roman fair and square, making WWE belt a total joke.

There is far more competition right now than 20 years ago. We got MMA shows taking away a big portion of wrestling fanbase, we got AEW and other promotions. Vince keeps booking the show same way over and over again with no new great ideas at all.
 

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nothing tunes me out faster than seeing a tag match with some combo of

sasha
naomi
charlotte
carmella
nia [thank god she's gone]
shayna
nattie
alexa
zelina

or

devitt
ricochet
corbin
sami
Hardy
Woods
sheamus
drew


like...i don't need to see a 4 man, 6 man, or 8 man with any combo of the above ever again

I physically cringe when I see Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens too.
 

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WWE's writing was always shyt as long as Vince McMahon existed. He kept hiring people like Russo or Bucky Beaver Dunn who know nothing about professional wrestling but yet somehow they affected what the show's gon be about. Only difference is that 20 years ago they had way more legit talent where every show it looked like there were multiple guys who could legitimately hold the title. Today we have two guys: Roman and Lesnar, because that's how Vince booked the show. They made Lashley lose the title to E, then they made E lose to Roman fair and square, making WWE belt a total joke.

There is far more competition right now than 20 years ago. We got MMA shows taking away a big portion of wrestling fanbase, we got AEW and other promotions. Vince keeps booking the show same way over and over again with no new great ideas at all.

And Russo and Ed Ferriria were talking and interacting with talent regularly. Peep Russo in the crowd to test the crowd energy and reaction.




You can see here how creative worked back then. It wasn't some soap opera writer giving some script that a wrestler has to read verbatim but Russo going to a wrestler and brainstorming with the wrestlers and making sure they get the character he has in mind for them and at the same time allowing the wrestlers to take ownership and come up with things themselves. This is the very definition of bullet points and not scripts.


Facts
 

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I think that's what's missing. The booking and writing was always bad, but people were there for Stone Cold and The Rock. The main eventers are what matters
The people were there for everyone, because in that era everyone was over. They were there just as much to chant along with the New Age Outlaws as they were to hear the Glass Shattering for Austin too. When you write a show where everyone matters, people tend to get invested in whoever stands out.

And Russo and Ed Ferriria were talking and interacting with talent regularly. Peep Russo in the crowd to test the crowd energy and reaction.




You can see here how creative worked back then. It wasn't some soap opera writer giving some script that a wrestler has to read verbatim but Russo going to a wrestler and brainstorming with the wrestlers and making sure they get the character he has in mind for them and at the same time allowing the wrestlers to take ownership and come up with things themselves. This is the very definition of bullet points and not scripts.


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This was the way it always should be, a collaborative process between creative and the talent. You can’t just walk up to a wrassler and tell them who they’re supposed to be, they’re gonna know their character better than anyone else
 

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Raw and Smackdown were so bad last week, I’d be shocked if it wasn’t. This company stinks my brehs



It’s at the point where I can’t watch live broadcasts because there’s no fast forward button. I ONLY watch replays
 

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Story lines used to have a clear and coherent direction though. Mega Powers was something that saw about two years of slow build..

Simple but very effective... we don't see that now..
 
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