Don’t Insult Our Intelligence

One of my biggest pet peeves about professional wrestling in general – whether it is WWE, TNA or ROH – is when they insult the audience’s intelligence. For example, do not throw Ryback in the ring and pretend that we have never seen him before, even though he looks exactly like former Nexus member Skip Sheffield. Don’t introduce us to a guy named Michael McGuillicuty when we all know that he is the son of the late great “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig. While little things like these examples are just that – little things – when enough little things exist it starts to become a big thing. Most of the time it is just a problem of the writers and those in charge not being consistent with their storylines, as is the case with the return of Vince McMahon next week on Raw.

Back in July 2011, Triple H appeared on Raw and, per the orders of the WWE Board of Directors, fired Mr. McMahon, his father-in-law. Triple H assumed all of Mr. McMahon’s responsibilities but he would ultimately be removed as the man in charge of the day-to-day activities on Raw (and eventually Smackdown) by John Laurinaitis.

Now, in real life, Vince McMahon is obviously still the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment and Triple H happens to really be the COO. But in terms of the storyline, Mr. McMahon was fired exactly 11 months ago. So if he was fired, how can he return next week to evaluate the performance of John Laurinaitis and ultimately decide whether to retain or fire him? Of course, a quick 30-second promo could explain all of these inconsistencies if the writers wanted, but I am not holding my breath. I guess we will all just have to wait until next Monday to see what happens.

On a side note, WWE sent out a breaking news text alert earlier today that Triple H will be at No Way Out to address the situation with Brock Lesnar.


About Micah Kleid

I am what you call a WWE Super Fan. I have been a fan since 1991, when I was 10 years old, with the first pay-per-view I ever saw being Survivor Series of that year when The Undertaker made his debut. From that moment I was hooked and I never looked back. Now, over 20 years later, I watch Raw and Smackdown every week, I attend nearly every pay-per-view that comes to Baltimore and I travel fairly extensively for live shows, including every Wrestlemania 18 and then every one since Wrestlemania 23. But, despite being a Super Fan, I am still critical of the product and, like many fans, feel I could turn things around in less than a year if they would hire me as a member of the creative team. So this that won't happen, this blog was born instead.
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One Response to Don’t Insult Our Intelligence

  1. Jetspete says:

    honestly, the ryback thing isnt a big deal. i completely forgot who skip sheffield was. Same with mcgillicuty. you want a new gimmick, thats fine. we’re all in on the joke. but this thing with vince is complete garbage. he was fired and written off tv, and we’re supposed to believe hes still in charge? wow

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