You guys REALLY want these games to mean something more than they do. Watch preseason, have fun, make cases for the guys who should be on the roster. But these games mean so little in regards to regular season. I want to see #1s play better too, but I am not going to panic just because we dont score a TD every drive
I agree that a lot of fans don't care right now, but that could be because the WWE booking team hasnt given us anything to care about yet. There have been some subtle hints lately of stress in the factions so hopefully they will get away from these "teams" soon. I think I said it in an earlier post, the teams are good in the sense that it gets more of the women on TV, but it is holding them back from shining on their own. Especially Sasha Banks. Honestly they should just get rid of everyone except the Bella twins (actually they suck but are coupled with the most important wrestlers on the roster), Paige, Charlotte, Becky, and Sasha Banks. And then center everything around being the Diva's champ. Then in 6 months Bayley comes up to main roster and saves us all!!! :-P
I feel like Lance Storm freaking nailed it: "...let me first state that I am a big fan and supporter of women's wrestling and have a great deal of respect for many of the women involved in the "Divas revolution". For the most part I think the Divas Revolution is being screwed and unless they change the way it is being presented it will fail, or at least not succeed to the level it could or more importantly should." "In NXT they are women wrestlers, they are competing for the NXT Women's Championship; a title belt that looks credible (actually better than the Men's Title in my opinion) and therefore can be respected. We were never told that the women were going to be taken seriously or that they were going to have good matches and be respected. They were just presented on the show in a respectable light, allowed to focus on competing to be a champion, and given enough time to do a good job if they were able. The women worked hard, had good matches, were given good angles, and fans started to care, and they got over. It was in a sense Organic." "When the crowd on RAW in Brooklyn turned on the women's match it wasn't the fault of the crowd nor the fault of the women, it was the way it was presented. In the promo to set up the match Nikki Bellaactually said that wins and losses didn't matter and that these muti-diva matches are pointless. She said the only thing that mattered was the Diva's Title and how she will soon be the longest reigning Diva's Champ of all time. How can anyone be surprised or angry that the crowd gave up on the match that followed when they were flat out told before it started that it didn't matter?"
It's called NXT where the women and their storylines are treated the same level as the men and have been consistently overshadowing and outperforming most of the men for about a year now The best match all of last weekend was Bayley v Sasha Banks. But it was great not only because the match itself was amazing, but also because there was a story that had been building for 2 years around it, and a crowd of 16,000 people were 100% invested in the match. I agree that the problem is with the front office. Not the women, because Sasha, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte have proven that they can fugging wrestle their asses off when given the time to put together a program and 20 minute match. Sasha Banks is a star but WWE cant get out of their own way