Do they ever actually rassle anymore, or do they just take turns standing in the middle of the ring with a microphone insulting each other?
I was still a member of a wrestling news site long after I gave up watching it altogether. A friend of mine clocks how much in-ring "sports entertainment" (they aren't even allowed to call it wrestling apparently anymore) there is. Now for comparison, back when I was obsessed with it as a kid, I'd time the matches on TV. I found that the average 1 hour show from both NWA/WCW and the WWF there would be 20-25 minutes of wrestling featuring the name guys beating the crap out of the no names. Now, on a 2 hour show it's (drum roll).....about the same length of in-ring "action". Here's the difference, many years ago I went to one of those NWA shows that wound up being a TV taping for NWA Worldwide Wrestling and NWA Pro Wrestling. There were other matches on the show not aired on TV that made it a full wrestling night, probably an hour or so more stuff including an infamous "Skywalkers" Scaffold match. Now, you go pay a whole lot more than was paid back then to sit there and essentially watch exactly what you see on TV. Maybe they give a match or 2 extra but I'm sure they last maybe 10-15 minutes total and ultimately signify nothing. If I'm wrong about this last part, I'm wrong and someone is free to correct me. It's so made for TV now it's pathetic.
I read on Zap2it back when USA did their upfronts that Raw is expanding to 3 hours every week soon proving those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Edited by zimm7778, 29 June 2012 - 03:03 PM.