is playing well to the audience of one.
But lately, I've been seeing something in wrestling fandom (particularly on the subreddit Squared Circle) that really irritates me. People will post things like, "That House of Horrors match was ridiculous, sophomoric, and brainless, and I loved every minute
of it." Or most recently with the 2 year old logic of Braun Strowman returning in a garbage truck a week after being compacted: "So did he wait in there the whole time? LOL I love pro wrestling,"
So, they're getting ironic enjoyment from how incompetent the storytelling is, but they actually seem to think that makes it good. Obviously, WWE creative is not doing these things ironically – Vince either thinks this stuff is good in earnest, doesn't
care enough to do quality control, or is actively looking to upset the fanbase.
Am I off base on this? Is it a natural mentality to evolve for the battered wife fans of WWE? My thinking is that it comes from fans who have never seen logical booking that rewards investment. I just want to grab these people and shout "WRESTLING CAN BE