So why is the WWE still struggling in the ratings and why they are having a hard time trying to get their audience back? Is it because of the product? Is it because of the bad writing and bad booking of matches? Is it because of the WWE’s PG rating? I would think the answer is yes to all those… they are all a small part of why the WWE is struggling. I think the BIG reason why WWE is struggling currently is ’cause the company has no star power anymore.
What do I mean by star power? In the 80’s, you had guys like Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Macho Man Randy Savage, Jake the Snake Roberts, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Bret the Hitman Hart, etc. The list is endless.
In the 90’s and early 2000’s years you had Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena and The Rock.
All those guys I listed above are all big name stars which is why fans turned on the TV to watch wrestling on a weekly basis. Those names were all pretty huge draws especially Stone Cold and the Rock. When those guys were around WWE back in the day, the ratings were sky rocketing high.
I think the reason WWE is still having problems is ’cause they’re having problems trying to find that top guy again. They want that huge recognizable icon in today’s roster with all the up and coming superstars that you see today. The WWE already tried to make Roman Reigns the next top guy but it isn’t working. They tried that with Ronda Rousey but it didn’t work. They’re trying that with Becky Lynch and it seems not many care either. So what the fuck is going on? Braun Strowman has the potential to be that top guy in wrestling but the WWE isn’t even using him right.
That’s the WWE’s problem, do you get what I’m saying? They still can’t find that top star now ’cause all the big names I listed above are no longer a part of the wrestling business anymore ’cause most of them retired and moved on.
I love wrestling and the industry changes all the freakin’ time. It’s pretty amazing really. Nowadays, there are only very few iconic stars in wrestling who are still around… Randy Orton is still around, Triple H and the Undertaker only performs occasionally. That’s about all we got.
Everyone wants to see Becky Lynch as the new Stone Cold of the women’s division but they could get there if they use her right and I’m a huge fan of Becky Lynch too. That’s another problem with the WWE ’cause they don’t know how to use their superstars right anymore.
I miss the old days when wrestling used to be great. They are trying to get better now and they are slowly improving but it’s going to take some time for WWE to get back on top again. I’d love to see WWE become a successful company again like they once were. I want to see WWE get better myself ’cause I’m a lifelong wrestling nerd and quite proud of it.