This is an open letter to WWE that I have written for as many people as possible to read. In here I’m expressing my feelings about the use of wrestlers (male and female) in WWE, the storylines and gimmicks. I’m just a fan, maybe a fan who thinks and cares too much, therefore I’m writing this open letter to feel a little better but also try to push forward demands for the wrestlers who won’t ever say anything bad about the company, so someone else has to do this for them. At the end this open letter will be nothing else but a drop of tear. But many tears will make a river and when you don’t change anything, WWE, this river will become an ocean that will finally run over your headquarters and your whole company.
I’m furious. And I’m calm at the same time. I’m furious because fans expressing their demands and feelings for so long already. But everything that WWE does is throwing out a few bones to their fans like they are dogs. And when the big wave of anger is swept away, it’s back to the usual business. But I’m also calm because I’m able to express my feelings; I’m able to put into words what’s wrong with the WWE, with this company that acts like it stands above all, like it’s the only true religion on Earth. But viewership goes down and apparently Vince McMahon doesn’t know why. So, please, lean back and read on. I’ll tell you right now.
To Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H and all guys who have got anything to do with booking and story writing in WWE,
first of all, don’t be afraid. This won’t be too much to read. I could write novels, and hell knows I’ve already done that. But I have done that just on my little blog here. This is intended to go out. And I’m telling you why.
The latest episode of Raw made it obvious once again that you don’t care about certain wrestlers. And that you will push other wrestlers to the Moon and back. It would be so much easier if you would book wrestlers to their specific potential and would get them more freedom with storylines. Some wrestlers need a hand and they need their promos written for them. But if a guy is able to cut the best promos on his own, why writing him promos word by word? Or don’t let him cut promos at all?
Let’s throw some names in here to make myself very clear. Dean Ambrose is the most gifted male wrestler in WWE right now when it comes to cutting promos or just talking. And still you let him stand beside Roman Reigns who tries hard to get his message over but it always sounds forced. Roman Reigns was good at this silent assassin in his Shield days. He doesn’t need to talk, and he shouldn’t talk. He’s got a catchphrase and that’s enough.
Dean Ambrose on the other side needs to talk. Because if he doesn’t, that’s just cutting off his talent. He’s still great in the ring but his booking is the worst. He’s only used for other guys but not for himself. He’s made looking weak for others to look strong. But I’m asking you something, WWE, isn’t it a terrible waste of talent and resources when you need wrestler after wrestler after wrestler to push Roman Reigns and he still gets booed? Dean Ambrose needs one properly booked show and he’s over with the fans again. He can do this with a snap, with just a gesture or a backstage promo after Raw. Dean Ambrose doesn’t need other guys to get over. So please explain to me why you are wasting legions of talent to make Roman Reigns into someone that he won’t ever be?
Roman Reigns now had Dean Ambrose by his side for the longest time. I have watched your shows for years now. But at some point I quit because I couldn’t stand any more watching Dean Ambrose being used for Roman Reigns for the longest time. When I actually watched there was always mixed reactions: cheers for Ambrose, boos for Reigns. Sometimes crowds just didn’t know how to react, so they didn’t react at all. Now I’m not only saying that Dean Ambrose needs to be on his own again; also Roman Reigns has to be on his own again. Because he needs to get over by himself. If you are continue using other guys trying to get Reigns over, he will never learn to do this all by himself. Throw him into cold water, give him a fitting gimmick and don’t waste better wrestlers for him.
And also don’t occasionally remember fans about The Shield. You want Roman Reigns as your top guy? Then don’t put the Shield gimmick on him and use Dean Ambrose to make Reigns look strong. The Shield days are long over but it doesn’t feel like this. As someone who doesn’t want The Shield back, I’m living in everyday’s fear that The Shield could be back sooner than later. And regarding the history of Dean Ambrose with Seth Rollins this wouldn’t make sense at all.
Which brings us to Seth Rollins. I’m actually someone who usually likes heels better than faces. Dean Ambrose would be a great heel. But Seth Rollins is just annoying. And where is the need for him to occupy most time of Raw and certain Pay-Per-Views? I also stopped watching your shows, WWE, because of the use of Seth Rollins. Since Day One the guy got titles shoved at him from left, right, front and behind. He even gets two matches at Pay-Per-Views while guys like Cesaro, Damien Sandow and others don’t even have a tiny appearance. They just have to train, eat properly and appear backstage for weeks or even months. And aren’t even on TV?
Please, explain this to me as well, WWE! Explain to me why the best wrestler in WWE right now, Cesaro, has to lose against Big Show, has short matches with Bo Dallas when he should main event every single Raw and SmackDown! Don’t talk to me about grabbing brass rings when you continuously cut off certain wrestler’s arms. Cesaro was one half of the best feud in WWE this year when he went after Kevin Owens. The built-up to their first match was brilliant and I couldn’t wait for the next show to see how it would continue. But then Cesaro lost not only this match but also the feud that should have been stretched out at least until the next Pay-Per-View and for a (real) second match. Then we have Damien Sandow who can work any gimmick and make it popular with the fans within one single show. He’s one of the best actors in WWE right now and still he’s only working dark matches at best.
And then we have the female wrestlers. You promised oh so much change when the hashtag #GiveDivasAChance boiled over a couple of months ago. And you know what? I didn’t believe you one second. All the storylines circling around female wrestlers in WWE are about jealousy and one woman shaming another one for being too female or not female enough or any other things that most have to do with one girl’s look or appearance. One of the lowest points were these cat fights you did with Lana and Summer Rae. I honestly couldn’t watch because it was too painful. Sometimes it’s really hard to believe that NXT belongs to WWE because of the great use of female wrestlers in NXT.
Dean Ambrose, Cesaro and Damien Sandow still have got a good part of their in-ring wrestling career ahead of them. Don’t waste their talent that you’ve got right here. Bring back the European Championship and the Hardcore Championship to give more guys something to fight for. Let them not just point out their ideas, also make them work their ideas. Let them act to more grown up gimmicks. PG doesn’t mean you just have an audience of 5-year-olds. And by the way, also 5-year-olds get and enjoy deeper storylines. And last but not least, use the likes of Big Show, Kane and John Cena, guys who have had their careers, to put younger talent over, not vice versa.
I’m far from finished but I promised you not to write a novel. So I’m wrapping up this letter with demand, not just hope, to finally change and use your talent to their potential, not put down better wrestlers because you like better the faces of lesser wrestlers. Because despite the ‘E’, the WWE is still a wrestling company and should appear as one.