OK, before everyone jumps in with Share Holder numbers, and stock figures and all the other corporate jargon as for reasons that a WWE off season is a bad idea, just hear me out.
Every other professional sport has an off season, and the reason is because if they didn't most of their players would end up too hurt to have any long careers, because of the sheer strain that competing all year long would do to their bodies.
Eventually all the players would end up too banged up to play at any kind of quality level, and would be forced into early retirement.
Maybe they'd become addicted to pain killers, and maybe they'd die very early at an alarming rate, sounds like Pro Wrestlers huh.
Human beings are not built to take the type of punishment on their bodies that Pro Wrestlers take all year long with virtually no time off.
Well I think they should have it, and unlike alot of you I'm sure, I think that it's completely possible.
What I'd do is have the Off Season between Wrestlemania, and early June.
So that's just two maybe two and a half months depending on if Mania happens in March or April.
It would start the night after Mania, with Raw, I would call the off season something like Super Season or something like that.
Every wrestler would get those months off, with a few appearances in places here and there, but no major touring during that time.
For TV programing I would have Raw and Smackdown air taped never before seen on TV matches, matches taped at house shows throughout the year.
The shows could be filmed at WWE headquarters every week, and hosted by any or all of the commentators, JR, Cole, JBL, Lawler, and the others, the shows could also feature special guest superstars each week, to talk about the matches and the up coming season.
The Shows could also show taped promos and interviews setting up potential story lines for the future.
Then in June the WWE returns to live programing and brand new Smackdowns.
The excitement for the new season would be for WWE fans like what the excitement for a new NFL, NBA, or MLB season for their fans.
The wrestlers would be well rested and fresh, and the story lines would be new and fresh, and Wrestlemania's importance would increase because it would really have a feeling of finality to it the way the Superbowl has to the NFL season.
Now I know the WWE is far too greedy to ever seriously consider this, and like I said I'm sure alot of you will tell me how impossible this idea is, and how they would lose too much revenue for this, but I don't care about their revenue, I care about the wrestlers who entertain me, and this would benefit them IMO.
If WWE taking a two month break would make the wrestlers healthier and happier, make the quality of matches potentially better and increase the length of their careers, than why wouldn't we all want this.
WWE is always talking about wellness policy, well if they want the wrestlers to be well than give them a fuckin break!