Been having a chat with my friends in TBG - thought I'd take it up North and get a discussion going to gauge the WWE forum's thoughts.
I am washing my hands of the re-hashing. I want WWE to at last embrace the talent they have, and for the most part; the talent they trust for the majority of the year.
I make no excuses for this thread being born out of a disinterest I have for WWE since Punk took a well-earned break. I don't begrudge him having time off, goodness knows he deserves it...but that doesn't mean I have to pretend I won't miss him. Because I do, and I will. Raw is massively less interesting to me without him. Hugely. Disproportionately. Disappointingly.
WWE have talents who I can care about. Ziggler is just amazing; he could be even better. Daniel Bryan is astonishing IMO, but they've diluted him so badly that I don't care a jot what he does with Kane. Punk should have main evented at least one, probably two Manias IMO. Orton should be incredibly over as a hated heel. The Shield are amazing, they're raw, aggressive and IMO have the only 'unknown' on the show. It's little wonder IMO we see so many Shield banners on PW - they're great, but really...what else is there to get psyched about?
Instead, because of WWE's insistence to flog the dead horse of an Attitude gone by, everything suffers. Everything feels less important.
I want WWE to forget the great stars of the past. Accept it for what it was; a pleasant memory - not the route to success. Let sleeping dogs lie. Stop flogging this dead horse. A million other metaphors.
Embrace the talent they have. Trust them. Use them. Give us Cena and Punk in a Wrestlemania main event payoff match and move the hell on.