I suddenly realized something, and am curious to see if you agree.
If anyone ever wishes to enjoy the mainstream WWE product again, they need to stop thinking of it in terms of a pretend competitive sports show, and think of it more as a superhero show that takes place in a wrestling company, because that's basically how it's
written. Batman doesn't capture the Joker after every encounter – most encounters are unsatisfying skirmishes with inconclusive endings. Sometimes they further the story, and many times they're simply treading water.
I'm not saying that's the way it SHOULD be, I'm saying that's the way it is.