Winner of the Week, Lilian Garcia.
Winner of the Week, Lilian Garcia.

The Wyatt Family has The Dudley Boyz cornered, but here’s an old friend to save the day! Great. Now let’s put them in a match immediately. Wait, what?

Sheamus is champion. Long live the smarmy asshole! Oh, but here comes Roman Reigns to get one up on him. No matter, Sheamus has a bunch of bad guy friends, and they even have a name for their group, and everything. Wow, Roman’s screwed. Now let’s throw in even more bad guy friends, and put them all in a match, right away! Wait, why? Stop.

There is no such thing as anticipation in today’s WWE product. We saw it back when they rushed the CM Punk / John Cena storyline. It’s only gotten worse. I don’t know why they think it’s a good idea to rush everything. Maybe it’s the binge watching culture we live in. Maybe it’s lots of things. I mean, this is but one of many problems plaguing the WWE product in 2015.

Enough is enough, right? The beat is so much better when it can build for a while before it drops. Perhaps I’ve been listening to too much Switched on Pop lately.

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Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!