The world of professional wrestling is ever-changing as numerous features of the enterprise have gone via loads of adjustments all through the years. That is very true for WWE, which has seen the corporate give attention to different features of the product, which hasn’t happy followers. This consists of the corporate’s give attention to constructing correct stars and characters.
Whereas talking on WWE After the Bell, host Corey Graves talked about how the professional wrestling trade doesn’t a lot give attention to characters these days. Graves added that he missed being invested in characters followers would see again in NXT, Monday Evening RAW and Friday Evening Smackdown.
Corey Graves added that he wish to see extra character items in modern-day professional wrestling earlier than mentioning the number of WWE documentaries that give an in depth look into many WWE Superstars and their lives inside and out of doors the squared circle.
“The a technique that the trade has modified as a complete is I really feel like there’s so much much less give attention to characters today.
Proper, incorrect, or detached, all people’s obtained their taste of ice cream, what they like, I all the time missed and liked being invested within the characters we see on RAW and on SmackDown and on NXT. I’ve mentioned I wish to see extra character items, nonetheless, it’s virtually extra of an incentive to subscribe to WWE Community on Peacock to essentially dive into these specials, whether or not or not it’s WWE 24 or Chronicles, to essentially get to know the particular person behind what you see on display for a fraction of the present.”
“There are such a lot of superior documentaries that our groups put collectively about all of the superstars and past the superstars, the behind the scenes of a few of the WrestleManias. I truthfully don’t assume our documentary division will get sufficient love as a result of what they put out, virtually on a weekly foundation at this level, is such an vital, worthwhile companion to what we’re seeing on RAW and SmackDown, and once more, everybody’s obtained their very own opinion. I wish to see extra character pushed content material within the exhibits themselves, however now you simply need to look just a little bit additional and broaden it.”
WWE’s incapability to create correct stars with correct character growth and compelling storylines stays a one of many greatest criticisms towards the corporate and we marvel if WWE will ever repair this side of their product.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.