I will occasionally watch a pay per view here or there (or the best of Raw 2011 on Netflix or whatever), but I haven't watched religiously since 2004 or so.
Trying to watch it now, it's just not as good. I think part of it is that I don't know a good chunk of the wrestlers, and the ones I don't recognize, don't seem to have the same...personality(?)...that I remember wrestlers having. It might be because I don't watch it all the time so I don't get their character storylines and whatnot, but it's hard for me to stay interested in these guys.
I just don't like the complete lack of creativity. They've completely stopped trying to really give wrestlers gimmicks, they're just guys with funny names now. I mean sure, it's not like I'm going to believe some of the character's back stories, but it was fun. Watching Taker get hit and just stand there like he didn't even feel it, that was fucking awesome. Sure we know he isn't dead, but it's still fun to let go of reality once and a while.
Wrestling characters just aren't fun anymore. I think back to some of the better characters in the past, and none of these new guys come close.
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