SBO REPORT:WWE SmackDown results, recap, reactions (Aug. 29, 2014): Mailing it in
While watching last night’s episode sbobet of Friday Night SmackDown, which emanated from Ontario, California, (check out full results here) I wrestled with an oddly familiar feeling. Not for the program itself, but rather the idea that those in charge of writing for it did something every writer tasked with creating content on a consistent basis has done at one time or another.
They mailed it in.
I’ve been writing for this very site for just over three years now, and in that time I’ve been referred to — and this was an insult, mind you — as a “one man content farm”. Essentially, things happen in pro wrestling and I write about those things so you, dear readers, can read about them. I do this so much that I’m left with little time to craft a sbobet truly great piece of writing.
I’m too busy telling you about Hulk Hogan and the “major bitch” that comes up when discussing another match, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
This was in my head throughout this entire episode of SmackDown. Nothing presented here felt truly inspired. It felt rushed, as though little to no planning or preparation went into it. Like they know that we know it’s the lesser product compared to WWE’s flagship program, Raw, so it was written as such.
This is a problem, of course, because I can only churn out so many posts about Hogan being upset about Austin, or Paul Heyman selling a match, or the latest episode of The JBL & Cole Show. It’s why sbobet I hired talented writers like Hulk Holland, who drops in with a well thought out and even better executed piece every Tuesday and Thursday night. It’s why I gave Sean Rueter a raise and expanded his role. Because while they may not be in a position to rise up and overthrow me (easy on the mutiny, fellas), they absolutely challenge me to do better.
I don’t have a ready made solution to this problem for WWE. But SmackDown has become nothing more than a “B” show because WWE has all but openly acknowledged it as such. The problem is there doesn’t appear to be any rush to change that, and make no mistake it does need to change. Moving to Thursday night and presenting a tired rehash of Raw or uninspired angles will do nothing to fend off the far more difficult sbobet competition the show will face on its new night.
Would I rather watch a football game or Big Show and Mark Henry lumbering to the ring to save Roman Reigns from a predictable beat down from The Wyatt Family after an even more predictable disqualification finish to his singles match with Bray Wyatt?
SmackDown can no longer be the show the writers mail it in for because ‘hey, we’ve got the Friday night viewers anyway, let’s gear up for Raw’. Where’s the competitive fire the leader of WWE, Vince McMahon, is so famous for?