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Why am I just not as interested in wrestling anymore?

- Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:06:48 EST gBTmx91k No.6323337
File: 1573268808061.jpg -(242957B / 237.26KB, 1200x800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Why am I just not as interested in wrestling anymore?
How come I just don't feel that engaged about the product anymore? I barely remember to tune into RAW and SmackDown though I have fun watching them whenever I can. I keep forgetting about NXT and I already forgot to tune into AEW but even they don't captivate me anymore. The product feels way too niche now to be any good. It all just feels like something to do in passing yet not something that gets me that excited anymore.

The last time I watched anything related to NXT was a video posted of the Poppy performance since I missed the beginning of that show and I didn't even know she was going to be there. I have never cared more about the musical performance than the actual wrestling product before. I am just starting to not care anymore if I miss RAW, SmackDown, NXT, AEW, NJPW, WoW, whatever. I do kind of enjoy WWE Backstage though from what I've seen of it, but other than that I don't know what is wrong here.
Super Crazy - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:12:21 EST GXHNtkkw No.6323340 Reply
lol you watched things that aren't lucha libre
Marco Corleone - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:28:03 EST b7NZg4wN No.6323355 Reply
you watch boring shows and if a product being "niche" is concerning to you then maybe you're better off playing fortnite or something
Big John Gaburik - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:08:45 EST HBLWC/LC No.6323365 Reply
Stop watching RAW & Smackdown. They are bad.



lucha isn't niche
Dory Funk Jr. - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:15:25 EST sK8BwNDg No.6323366 Reply
Watch wrestling feds that don't suck my man, like AAA/Dragon Gate/DDT/NWA/etc.
Vickie Guerrero - Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:30:30 EST shWfZWcv No.6323370 Reply
Sounds like you are just over wrestling man.
So you don't need to be coming round here anymore.
Go out find something new that does excite and interest you the way wrestling used to.
Tank Toland - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:07:30 EST z3XQgTaS No.6323388 Reply

Not just you suffering from this.

These days, I just can't be bothered with sweaty man drama unless it's the classic matches from long ago. I like prowrestling sometimes, but everyday? Fuck that shit.

Try MMA and Boxing. Trust me, real fights are much better and easier to talk about in public with normies.
Cyrus - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:24:34 EST AWHSvZsX No.6323390 Reply
Take a break from watching or join us on the stream for DG.
William Perry - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:28:04 EST b0jIMCOD No.6323391 Reply
not sure if troll or bad taste
Ring Ryda Red - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:38:06 EST FpQEOx+c No.6323393 Reply
I didn't watch any wrestling, was 100% out from about 2006ish until 2014. I'd probably be out again right now if streaming hadn't advanced so much and now I can watch puro and such.
Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 02:00:11 EST M1ahJWky No.6323394 Reply
Watch DDT. they are having an excellent year. It's easy to pick up and Ultimate Party is the perfect introduction
Magnus - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 05:12:09 EST Cycc4dJx No.6323407 Reply
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>i only watch WWE programming why do i not like wrestling anymore guys???
>what? AEW? thats too niche, whatever the fuck that means
M-Dogg 20 - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 05:28:47 EST 0ia2DwE9 No.6323409 Reply
>The product feels way too niche now to be any good

honestly what did you mean by this?
Tugboat - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 05:40:51 EST Bk5/3KUT No.6323410 Reply
ok boomer.

When do people realize there has never bbeen a better time to bbe a wrestling fan?
Christy Hemme - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 06:18:56 EST pL74TnH+ No.6323415 Reply
because it's gay and boring. move on. there's many far superior options for entertainment to waste your time on.
April Hunter - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:55:56 EST J10K+5dU No.6323433 Reply
Maybe you grew up and realised wrestling is a boring and juvenile form of entertainment with an embarrassing fanbase no one really wants to associate with.
Arik Cannon - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:01:59 EST Lh17FxiL No.6323461 Reply
sometimes your interest in things comes and goes!
ive had periods of time in my life where i lost interest in keeping up with wrestling, but i always eventually come back~
maybe you need to take a break
Daniel Puder - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:08:12 EST HV7v5I1R No.6323465 Reply
UFC is the best wrestling promotion on the face of the planet earth. Prove me wrong.
Hugo Savinovich - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:24:44 EST z+c6DKUE No.6323473 Reply
I think the thing is you had a lot of people try and make AEW sound like the next big thing when they're just doing the same shit you've seen for many years. The ratings are dropping, the hype has faded away, they aren't selling out shows any more, the only good thing is that TNT are still satisfied with what they're getting, which is vital when they're actually paying for all those production costs.
Mark Jindrak - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:42:15 EST SvQGA/qf No.6323480 Reply
Well let's see
>forced to wear padded gloves
>no ropes to hit
>no multi-man matches
>no soccer kicks
>no stomps
>no chair shots
>no light tubes
>stupid round-based system with mark judges
>the talent are all self marks
>they don't even know how to work a match so they just shoot on eachother like unsafe retards until one of them is convulsing on the ground due to brain damage
Naomi - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:49:06 EST zNyQb9LL No.6323486 Reply
Because most of it is fucking garbage
Kobald - Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:11:46 EST jEGuiRVR No.6323500 Reply
>not liking AEW, IMPACT, MLW and NWA
what a churl
Crowbar - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:56:04 EST mZS5elmH No.6324129 Reply
Probably a tourist from the future. People over there always make long whiny posts about how they don't enjoy a specific hobby anymore. Usually they have shit taste and are just trying to have a pity party.
Erik Watts - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:36:11 EST teDWNL2o No.6324154 Reply
Wrestling isn't cool anymore, it's full of flippy vanilla midgets that are the least bit intimidating.

Talking about anime or memes is much cooler and accepted.
Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:58:58 EST sYThBtFK No.6324160 Reply
yeah real men are pounding each other in the ass raw for hours at the local bathhouse and boiling vats of distilled cum
Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:18:48 EST M1ahJWky No.6324174 Reply
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He pounds raw ass
he boils up cum
and drinks it with his tea
Eli Cottonwood - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 21:17:53 EST N2aGnnaP No.6324380 Reply
Eh look on the bright side, either way you're not getting laid.
Nicole Bass - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 03:11:01 EST GL7S5ive No.6324447 Reply
You're not excited anymore because the product is worse. Whether it's WWE micromanaging everything into a sterile promos and matches, or the extremely played out flippy-kicky no-sell style everywhere else, everything is just worse.
Psicosis - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:48:11 EST NQLCELKx No.6324453 Reply
Poppy sucks so that probably doesn't help.
Enhance your life by listening to music that aren't Hot Topic brand babby's first avant garde bands.
Stevie Richards - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 05:17:09 EST oUAYJRbE No.6324458 Reply
Calm down, she is not that bad. As far as musical talent goes, WWE and AEW could do a lot worse. You've also got to take into account that the average wrestling fan is going to have shit taste in music, so it's not like they're going to challenge their musical palette by booking Death Grips or something to open NXT.
Prince Nana - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:14:02 EST Bk5/3KUT No.6324523 Reply
All the media produced today is a bland-flavored corporate hogwash. It doesn't help most major companies have cult fanbases who only want to consume product.
Ryuji Ito - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:23:14 EST L4YJHN0X No.6324679 Reply
Why are you this pouty over a musician cameo? If you really want shit themes go watch Smackdown and suffer the spamming of its bogan-boomer music.

OK boomers
Nick Papagiorgio - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:26:02 EST GXHNtkkw No.6324680 Reply
>that aren't Hot Topic brand babby's first avant garde
>in the NXT/AEW shitposting thread
Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:16:46 EST M1ahJWky No.6324710 Reply
One of my friends got really excited about AEW, even texting me about Brit Baker's finishing move lol. He watched the PPVs and stuff. But then when I saw him a few days ago I asked him if he had seen the latest shows and he just said he hadn't and didn't he wasn't missing anything.

AEW is a show that if you watch it, you say "oh that was a good match", but it's lacking a certain "what's going to happen this week?!" or "How are they going to resolve this?" cliffhanger type draw.
Cactus Jack - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:28:33 EST b0jIMCOD No.6324714 Reply
It's because WWE forced horrible storylines down everyones throats so angry wrestling fans are begging for the complete opposite which is almost no storylines.

It should be somewhere in the middle. I fully agree that it lacks cliffhangers. Im interested in the MJF fallout but that's about it storyline wise.
Wataru Inoue - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:33:45 EST J10K+5dU No.6324719 Reply

to add to this i pop in occasionally if goldberg or sting or the rock comes back or whoever and just come here out of habit cause i have been since 2006 (i think?) and i watched AEW the other night. i thought AEW was very good, but the truth is it didn't really excite me at all. i wanted to go watch something on netflix instead.

its ok to stop liking things. i still listen to or watch things related to classic late 90s wrestling though.
Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:36:28 EST M1ahJWky No.6324721 Reply
yeah sometime here you get this weird defensiveness when people bring up that AEW needs more vignettes, promos etc, as if people think you want it to be like WWE, and there are only two companies in wrestling.

You're right, there is a balance to be struck, you can have good matches and good stories too. In fact that's what US wrestling is all about.
Flip Kendrick - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:47:16 EST tmdtWLR3 No.6324767 Reply
OP, it's because there's zero reward for tuning in regularly. All the storylines are just sorta going through the motions because Vince wants certain endings at certain points because that's his formula, alliances don't matter from week to week (Charlotte went from replacing Lacey Evans as Natalya's tag team partner, but all of a sudden she's teaming with Becky now). It straight up doesn't matter if you miss several weeks of programming because it's all predictable and overproduced, and even if you were to watch it, they might just randomly ignore weeks of storytelling anyway.

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