Hello guys……………D.C. back with another post:
Most of the time, the matches you and I watch on RAW and SD!, are HEEL vs FACE. They are NEVER at PPV level. You can usually predict the outcome. There is no suspense. Everyone is rooting for the same guy to win. And it usually ends the same way.
The bad guy cheats. Or maybe there is interference from the outside. Rarely do u get a match where someone wins clean or where you cheer for both guys.
Now this is an area where WWE might be missing the boat. You see- ….every once in a while, you just wonder:
What would happen if Rey fought Cena? Or if Kofi fought Christian? Or maybe CM Punk vs Sin Cara?
(I’m sure you can come up with better examples!)
The confrontation between The Rock and Cena pinned a FACE vs FACE. It accomplished everything the fans wanted. It was unpredictable. You had people rooting on both sides. The combatants were even. And the buzz in the air about their upcoming epic match was simply electric…… almost one year before it even happened.
Normally, it is GOOD vs EVIL, right? Ok……. I have an idea:
No story lines needed. Just a one time spontaneous match. When I was younger, I used to stay up late at nite and watch WWE’s “HEAT”. The wrestlers didnt have storylines, but anyone would fight anyone at a given time. So it was fun to watch.
Yes, I understand matches are designed to promote an upcoming match at the next PPV. But not every match has to be intended to be part of a story line.
What would be the benefits of throwing in an occasional FACE vs FACE?
You would have the crowd more involved, rooting for each wrestler. So more general interest. Why not? It’s something new and different.
The match would be unpredictable and more enjoyable. You would actually have to watch the entire match to see the outcome. And you would be on the edge of your seat, wondering who the better wrestler is.
And what is wrong with an occasional clean win from time to time?
Come on guys, you play WWE on your video console and match up the good guys in a head-to-head all the time!
Normally, all you can say at the end of some of the current, boring, mid-card matches is:
HEEL should have won. Or …..HEEL would have won if this / that would not have happened.
Notice I didnt mention HEEL VS HEEL. While i would also like to see these matches. I would like them more, depending on the match up itself. For example, 2 big behemoths of even strength and size fighting one another.
Im thinking perhaps Big Show vs Khali ( the version of Khali when he first debuted and not the sad jobber they have made him……more on that another time)
Im thinking Ryback vs Ezequiel ( Once again, not the sad jobber they have made Ezequiel )
One more to chew on……. how about Wade Barret vs Del Rio.
NOTE; Guys, I know some of these guys are hurt.)
The idea is that sometimes, WWE could do a change of pace, and just treat us to an exciting, unpredictable match we could talk about at the water cooler the next day.
Another thing that WWE needs to do is manage their talent a whole lot better, improve their story lines, and know who to push. But that for another blog and another time.