ZWrestleTalk writer Dom Bouchard gives 20 quick fixes for WWE.
20. Stop toilet humor
It wad outdated 20 years ago, it is way worse today. Vince's outdated and out of touch fetishes, needs to be put to rest like his grip on the company.
19. Rotation of top guys
We do not need to see AJ Styles on every ppv, but it would be fun to see Heath Slater or Tye Dillinger once in a while and have performers rotate at the top of men and women's division. Rusev having a main event run? Finn or Bray having a world title run? That would keep things fresh and keep people watching as you would never know what would happen week to week. Making wrestling must see TV.
18. Be creative with storylines
You can build feuds around championships but also around Twitter wars or personal vendettas or frustration. Having a guy like Mojo Rawley attack Seth Rollins out of frustration of not being on television and seeing Seth as a chosen one. Be creative, by keeping everyone relevant
17. Give Smackdown and Raw a makeover visually
Both shows have looked the same for 20 years. Freshen things up. New logos, new lights, and new entrance ramp. New layout of the ring entrance. Make it visually different.
16. Give tag team wrestling more exposure
Enough said. Gallows and Anderson, Sanity, Ascension and so many teams shouldn't have to do nothing. Use them and they will reward WWE by making the shows better.
15. Women tag team division
Read the above. Same goes for this division when it becomes a thing.
14. More managers
Performers like Apollo Crews, Naomi, and TJP could sure use it. Utilize Drew Gulak, Alicia Fox, Heath Slater and maximize their mic skills and use them to help those who don't have a lot of charisma.
13. Less talk
Well. A lot less talk, it is still called wrestling right?
12. No more authority figures
It kills the show, it kills ratings. Not to mention it can also kill careers. Just like Baron Corbin.
11. Keep using General Managers like Paige and William Regal
They are not overbearing, and they are good at what they do. They act fair, and it's believable.
10. More creative freedom
Best example is Becky Lynch on the positive side of being allowed to be yourself. Worst example is Ronda and Roman Reigns .Being over-scripted kills your ability to look authentic.
9. More interactions betweens shows
A good thing that happened lately is seeing Mustafa Ali on SmackDown. It was exciting and it gave him exposure. It helped Daniel Bryan make a new star in the process. WWE can do the same with Bianca Belair, TJP, and Keith Lee.
8. Use NXT UK stars
Guys like Wolfgang and The Coffey Brothers could be used to invade Raw or NXT.
7. Let Michael Cole and Tom Phillips talk like normal human beings
Not like scripted corporate robots. Cole can be really great when he's got freedom.
6. Incorporate social media posts on WWE
People like Rusev ,Becky Lynch,Kevin Owens ,Xavier Woods and Sheamus are so entertaining on Twitter and Instagram. Show everyone and it will increase their exposure and help them get more creative freedom and even help the creative team to find cool ideas to incorporate it into their feuds or programs.
5. More big fight feels to big matches
Present big matches as big deals and people will see it as big deals. Matches like Ronda vs Becky or Daniel Bryan vs AJ styles should be presented like money matches. See them prepare in the weeks leading up to the match.
4. Let the performers have fun
When wrestlers enjoy what they do we feel it. It makes the show feel genuine and exciting. Rusev by being able to be himself and use his charisma would make people love him even more. Same thing with New Day. Xavier is such a funny and charismatic man, let him use his wit and cool personality to shine through.
3. Let the creative team have more creative freedom
A lot of writers can come up with exciting and out of left field ideas. Don't be afraid to try new things.If one idea flops, it is not the end of the world.It beats repetition and boredom.
2. Make NXT available for main roster wrestlers..
Guys like Tyler Breeze going back to NXT ,or a veteran like Randy Orton going to NXT to teach those kids a lesson would make interesting television. Or a team like Ascension go back find themselves and make it a storyline. Where did it all go wrong kinda storyline?
1. Give wrestlers a few months off a year on rotation
That would keep everyone fresh and help with the injury problems. And with such a deep roster it is truly possible to do it. WWE does not rely on one guy anymore. It is a team effort.
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