So, I’m old 44. Loved NWA, WCW and WWF as a kid, then started rewatching in college into the boom period, lived near Philly and watched and went to ECW.
Lapsed for years, now read reviews and take my kids to any shows near me and let them watch big three ppvs and random shit since they are young. But can’t really get through watching WWE in any regularly way.
So I’ve been very very excited for All Elite Wrestling even if only marginally aware of all the talents. The tag team roster looks great and deep. But the singles roster looks well shallow.
So is this a reasonable breakdown and are they missing depth or top end talent?
Heard Harper and Rusev might go there and now the WWE is laughing about that.
It just doesn’t seem good enough to draw and keep viewer, mind you I’m their bread and butter of lapsed hopeful fan and potential viewer.
Great and recognizable:
Jericho, Moxley, Omega, Rhodes, Pac, Dustin
Entertaining and on the come up:
Entertaining but Maybe too much, too small, or too niche:
Janela, Havok, Kiss, Guevera, Allin
And that’s it? Because time and recognizable talent seems to be running out.
PS who the f is Brandon cutler
Counterpoint: WWE has every “star” in the wrestling business locked down to 5 year contracts out of spite, and they just drew one of the lowest ratings in their history last week. And produced a PPV featuring all of their champions that was one of, if not the worst, show of the year outside of Saudi Arabia.
So again, let’s reserve judgment on the TV show until they actually produce one. Although it’s seemingly less likely we’ll get to actually see it here in Canada at this point.