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Dear WWE Creative … Isn’t It The Road To Wrestlemania?

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Hey WWE Creative,

Another week gone by, another Monday Night RAW and SmackDown under our belts, and another rant by me. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought we were on the Road to Wrestlemania?

Don’t get me wrong Creative, I get it. The February 8th edition of Monday Night RAW was a surreal one. Seeing Daniel Bryan address the WWE Universe to announce his retirement was a hard watch for most wrestling fans. The vignette’s honoring his career, the tweets, the photos; this was something that needed to be pulled together in a short time frame. Still, and as much as I hate to say this, DB’s retirement almost saved an otherwise boring RAW. Sure, The Dudleys turned heel, and Ambrose’s segment with Brock Lesnar was entertaining; but these highlights took up (maybe) 30 minutes of a three boring hours (not including DB’s glorious exit closing the show, which may have been about 30 minutes).

Off the cusp of the Royal Rumble, I was telling a friend how, as a WWE fan, I look forward to this time of year. I’m almost like a kid at Christmas. There’s something in the air: perhaps its excitement and anticipation of what is to come. RAWs (generally) do get better, and the world of sports entertainment is abuzz with rumors, speculation, and all-around general news regarding WWE’s flagship event. It truly is a fun time to be a fan, and even more exciting when you get to write about it.

You lucked out, somewhat during the January 25th edition of RAW, with the Rock promo, and a debuting AJ Styles. You teased us, Creative. I thought we were legitimately on the Road to Wrestlemania, on our way to see the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to WWE programing; nothing but entertainment and carry on from here on out, until Monday, April 11th.

I was wrong.

Patiently waiting to hear what Daniel Bryan was going to say, I almost fell asleep on the couch mid-way through RAW. I poured myself a glass of Coke to wake up. It didn’t help.

The show opened up with a contract signing. Really, WWE Creative? First off, the main event at Fastlane isn’t even a title defense, and a five-year-old could have predicted what was going to happen next. Then, the RAW audiences were treated to seeing Dolph Ziggler versus Kevin Owens for the 100th consecutive time (not to mention Ryback versus Bray Wyatt). No disrespect to these talents, I adore all of them, but after a while, it grows stale, even for the best of them. The divas matches were nothing to write home about, albeit they both did last for more than a minute, so maybe we should consider that a win.

The stare down between Jericho and AJ Styles was a bit cool; a tease of an impending feud, but it didn’t make me jump out of my seat.

The sad part was, the Seattle crowd was really into it, looking to be entertainment, or perhaps they knew they were gearing up to be a part of wrestling history.

Could it be the endless injuries that are taking over your roster, less talent to work with? Maybe you were all in a funk knowing that the eruption you heard when Daniel Bryan entered the arena for his farewell speech just might be one of the last huge reactions you’ll hear from a WWE crowd for a long stretch. Still, it didn’t feel like a Road to Wrestlemania RAW, and the one before that one didn’t feel like that either.

So, perhaps it is time to truly rethink that sentiment. Last week, I wrote to you about eliminating Fastlane. However, perhaps its more about removing the perception that this time of year is truly unique for the WWE, its fans, and superstars. Are we really moving towards a huge buildup? Or are we really just waiting for another pay-per-view to pass, to reach a bigger point. Why are RAWs so anti-climactic lately? Some weeks, you nail it; others (more often than not), you simply have not. And the RAWs since Royal Rumble have been less than stellar.

Regardless, WWE Creative, while you have had The Rock and DB to save you recent weeks, these cards have run out. Here’s hoping that you can pull something out, to entertain your fan base for more than one hour, during a three-hour show, as you lead up to the biggest event for the year. The time is now WWE Creative; you don’t need to reinvent the wheel, you just need to come up with compelling stories that will help you connect with your audience. It’s Road to Wrestlemania, it’s time to go big, or go home.

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  • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ??

    Angry Dorathy Angry ??

    • BooGonk

      Right Dorathy Right!!

      • Dorathy

        Or maybe ‘Write Dorathy Write’? haha. We need to get this trending. LOL! Thanks to you both :)

  • Barooq #NewNation

    Haha I loved the fire that resonanted in this article! Last Monday kinda put everything on a hold understandably but creative need to kick it up a notch right now

  • Mizanur Mowla

    Raw is boring and it’s time to bring back Under Taker.

  • Damian Starr

    I quite enjoyed the Miz, Jericho, styles segment could set up a match between two of the three and have interference from the third at fast lane then get the pay off at mania with Jericho vs Styles

  • MEH

    I agree this Wrestlemania Fever isn’t even Luke warm yet. I may have to file for divorce from the WWE soon!

  • The Shockmaster

    RAW has been very weak recently and the ‘Road is suffering [succotash]

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