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By Dave Scherer on 2013-05-27 09:59:00

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I read the spoilers for the 5/24 edition of Smackdown, even though the show has not aired as I write this, but I think WWE screwed up. The Shield has been on an amazing run, and much to my suprise, they have been booked quite well. Isn't it too early to have them getting laid out by the good guys? When the NWO was ramping up, it seems like they dominated for much longer before becoming vulnerable and that made for even better drama when the good guys finally got to them.

On the one hand, WWE has booked The Shield better than any new act in a long, long time.  But on the other I do agree with you. I would like to see the company book some heels as dominant for a long period of time for a change.  What they don't get is that when the villains are weak, no one cares when the faces beat them.  In order to build drama, the outcome of the bouts has to be in doubt.

Since the new head writer for WWE lasted all of 6 weeks, I just wonder why was somebody with no experience in the business hired in the first place? I understand WWE longs to be a legit member of corporate America and fancies itself as an "entertainment" company, but at the end of the day are they so far off in la la land that they have forgotten what made them, and what they will always be is a professional wrestling company? Shouldn't that factor in at least somewhat when hiring writers?

WWE wants to bring in entertainment people because the company sees it's product as more than "wrestling".  Because of that, they bring in those types of people.  It doesn't really matter who they bring in though, the head writer is Vince McMahon.

In the past 2 days, we've had a decision overturned by a referee not in the match and instant replay, a Last Man Standing match featuring a last man standing that had no decision, and a match where a competitor left the ring, sat down, took a water break, and somehow didn't get counted out. What's next in the WWE - Adventures With Rules? A wrestler losing via submission even though he didn't tap out? (Wait, don't answer that.)

Man, I am with you.  Logic is out the window in WWE.  They just don't get that they can be "entertainment" and also make sense with their stories.  It's not that difficult to do, but they can't seem to grasp the concept.

What is Alex Shelly been up to? Haven't heard his name mentioned since leaving TNA.

He has been working for New Japan.

Will TNA ever stop living in the past and start pushing someone born after 1980!!?

At some point they will have to as the old guys go on Social Security.  Until then, expect Old-A-Mania to continue to run wild in TNA.

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