When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, we all mean well. And when it comes to actually keeping said resolutions…well, we all mean well. Let’s be real here: if you have to wait until January 1 to make drastic changes in your life, chances are that you’re going to fall back onto old habits by January 15. By the time the Super Bowl comes and goes, that gym membership card will have a layer of dust an inch thick on it.
Being the pretentious sorts that we sometimes are, we look at others and know what resolutions we’d like to make *for* them. Shallow as it may sound, we can all find the flaws in others, and WWE is certainly a flawed entity that we’re all apt to criticize. And it’s true, we all find fault with WWE, even for as much joy as it admittedly brings us. If I were to say, “What’s one thing you’d fix about WWE?”, your various thoughts would trip over your teeth (and each other) trying to be first out of your mouth.
So let’s package this under the header of New Year’s resolutions that we’d like to make on WWE’s behalf, in the hopes that they’ll follow a few. Though by January 15, we could probably break out the Swiffer duster.
This article was penned before Vince McMahon’s “shake things up-athon“ on the December 17 WWE Raw. So who knows, we could have had a premonition or two during this article…
10. Repeat Matches Less
Unless you’re really raring to institute that WWE Network collection of Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin, as well as The Riott Squad vs. any combination of Sasha Banks and/or Bayley, the repetition on WWE’s programming can be mind-numbing at times. If you sucked down a packet of Taco Bell Diablo sauce every time Michael Cole said, “…a rematch from last week’s Monday Night Raw,” you’d be filling a tissue with brain lubricant.
Now, I get why repeating matches can be necessary – you’ve got three hours to fill, and running through fresh matches every time out isn’t the most economical of strategies. But when Raw ratings are hitting lows that are on the verge of making Impact’s “glory days” look superior, you may wanna change it up a little bit. Figuring out how to excise the monotony is a reasonable place to start.