There are quite a lot of problems with WWE’s current product that has left fans disgruntled and frustrated over the years. This includes feuds that don’t go anywhere, teams splitting up for no reason and storylines not making sense. The disinterest of the fans is reflected in the decline in ratings of Monday Night RAW over the past few years.
There are also other issues with the company, most notably how storylines simply leave the audience confused and insult their intelligence. WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley certainly believes WWE has problem with AEW.
While speaking during Throwing Down w/ Renee & Miesha, Ricky Starks stated that he thinks the higher-ups at WWE are aware of the fact that they can get away with insulting the audience, whereas AEW rewards its fans.
“Everyone says AEW is the alternative. I really think it’s the first choice now. AEW is great in the fact that, I think WWE has such a fanbase that they can insult the audience and get away with it. If you watch a TV show, let’s say like Lost, I feel like Lost insulted my intelligence halfway through and I kind of fell out of love with it. AEW is the opposite of that. You stay attached and you’re rewarded for watching so long. Even for people who haven’t followed wrestling, there are people on the show that you can connect to because they are authentic personalities.
Watching it, there is something for everybody. Having new viewers or someone who is getting back into wrestling, AEW provides that sweet spot where you can watch it, have fun, you won’t feel stupid for watching it, you’ll be rewarded. There are great moments that are organic that you can fall in love with. The wrestlers are badass. We have men and women who are badass wrestlers.”
WWE’s approach to storylines has been one of the most criticized aspects of the product for many years and at this point in time, it is not known whether they will be improving things or not.
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