In light of recent events, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit this piece from a couple of years ago. I’m cautiously optimistic that we may be headed down a road that’s substantially similar to the path for which I pined back in 2014. And that would be . . . awesome.
The WWE has a problem.
Surprisingly, I’m not talking about anything related to stock value or corporate governance. I’m referring specifically to the aspect of pro wrestling that matters most to me as a fan: Storytelling. And, whether the creative team realizes it yet or not, the WWE has a huge, looming issue that will negatively impact the long-term fortunes of the product.
Something is changing about the way WWE tells stories. It’s a change that is heretofore unknown in the world of sports entertainment.
Look at the current WWE roster. Notice anything odd?
Maybe not. I’ll explain what you should be looking for . . .
Let’s start with a basic point: For storylines generally to work on a consistent basis, the WWE needs heels (bad guys, in…
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