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"Hey Scott,
This is Matt Foster, fos4545 from the blog.  Sorry I
haven't been at the blog for a while, I just got
married and started a new school year at a new school
and the kids are kicking my ass right now.
Anyway, I have a question/statement/musing:
With all of this McMahoning going around on RAW and
the DVD, it seems like the pinnacle of Vince being all
over TV.  Raw just doesn't seem motivated, the
characters are bland, and the writing is at best
boring, and at worst offensive.
My question is, what if this isn't Vince's fault?  I
think the Attitude Era worked because Vince was
tempered by creative, extroverted personalities like
Austin, Rocky, Foley, HBK, the Undertaker, and the
rest.  Even HHH was a thousand times more entertaining
when he was getting over as the best wrestler in the
world.  It was entertaining because each guy was in to
their gimmick and running with it full force.  Now the
only people that seem to do that on Raw are Edge,
Umaga, and Vince himself.  Cena was a phenom until he
became bored and watered down.  What the hell ever
happened to having a personality on this show?
I guess in all this rambling, what I'm trying to say
is that the crapability of the WWE may not be all
Vince's fault.  I'm sure if someone came up with a
good idea, he'd run with it.  But in the meantime,
he'll keep fucking Katie Vick's dead body and trying
to be Stephanie's baby daddy.
Your thoughts?"

The problem is that pretty much everything is going to be Vince's fault, because Vince takes the blame for what goes wrong and takes the credit for what goes right. It's been clearly established that he's in total control at this point, for better or worse. So no matter what, you have to lay the blame on him.


  1. Man, this guy makes SUCH a good point. I wonder if he's single...

  2. Can't argue there, I can't even watch Raw because of MacOverload.

  3. It will be interesting to see what direction wrestling will be taken in once Vince hands over the reigns to HHH, Shane, and of course Stephanie.

  4. He's a good character though! I think it'll be interesting when H takes over.

  5. After watching for the last year, WWE needs to drop the 'E'.

  6. Congrats on getting married!

  7. I watched KotR 99 the one with the infamous raising briefcase, and for all the hype about personalities that made good TV, it didn't work so well on PPV, it's hard to find that balance I guess, but it was far tilted in the TV direction then, I have no real preference either way, but when I watch PPV's from that era, I just come off as eh. As opposed to Heatwave 99, also on the tape, which pretty much kicked ass from beginning to end. And a special at the end when HHH won KoTR 97 and said he should've won it in 96 but was held back by VInce and his politics. Yep, Montreal was all a shoot that hadn't been set up for months, yeah indeed.


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