Whatever it takes!!!
The "transformation" of Scott Steiner was astounding, to say the least.
Man, I also rewatched a few and while I appreciate what the guys did in the ring, I found it really, really bad.I watched a few old ECW ppvs not long ago as well, and Chris Candido stood out particularly even then. You just look at him and think "he's not well". Awful.
Really great point. Look,we all love watching great wrestlers. But it's always the stories that bring you in. The Rusev comment is a great point. There was so much they could have done with him. Look at our NJPW present Ishii or Suzuki. I'd throw guys like Gable and Cesaro into that category as well.NXT doesn’t seem to have a plot or overarching stories that extend beyond one PPV (outside of maybe Ciampa / Gargano).
AEW more or less combines the subtle long term story telling of New Japan with some of the more bombastic elements of American wrestling. The ongoing Omega/Page story has been told since the company began and its actually mostly intentional. Its hard to imagine WWE trusting it’s audience half as much.
Fully scripted promos don’t help do they?Just over produced I think. All the guys they use have shown they have a lot of talent and charisma, but the WWE style of production (i.e. VKM screaming in their headsets constantly) just means what we get is a very generic, predictable, clichéd presentation.