Many fans would agree that WWE’s product has fallen a lot when it comes to quality. The current product has a lot of flaws including 50/50 booking, 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 dwindling ratings of Monday Night RAW over the past few years.

This is only the start as fans are also tired of how NXT talents being called up to the main roster are treated. The likes of former WWE Superstar Karrion Kross and Keith Lee are one of many blemishes on WWE’s record.

The company is certainly not known for its long-term storytelling as fans are simply tired of being treated like idiots. Despite that, Even former WWE Superstars are tired of how WWE writes their storylines.

While speaking with Forbes, Buddy Matthews compared WWE storylines to action movie stories and blasted the company’s storylines for months and months of disconnects and no coherency.


“Let’s use an action movie for an example. It’s not explosions and bombs going off and guns getting shot the entire two-and-a-half hours. You have to have dips in it. And I feel like that was their thing is they never wanted to have dips and those slow points to let it kind of sit and let people digest. It was constantly ‘move, move, move, move…’

If I gave you a rundown of my stories and gave you the dot-points, you’d be like ‘that happened? That’s awesome, it sounds good.’ But when there’s weeks and weeks and a lot of disconnects, the story doesn’t get put together how we actually viewed it. I just feel like they don’t let stuff sit there and move progressively.

It either sits in the same spot and it’s on repeat, and we get over it and we get bored with the situation or there is no sitting there it’s like ‘we’re going to do this…’ and when you think it’s about to get to the big explosion, it [doesn’t]. It’s like, in a movie reference, if we start off with a big bang at the start and the bad guy dies halfway through the movie.

Matthews will be making his NJPW debut at the Battle In The Valley event where he will square off against Kazuchika Okada. It is scheduled to take place in San Jose, California on November 13. It remains to be seen how Matthews will fare in the match.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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