Since the Royal Rumble the fans have voiced their displeasure of the direction WWE, of who is going to WrestleMania and the person that they have chosen to Main Event the big event. Fact is, most people were left scratching their heads and wondering how WWE could put together such a predictable and overall poor Rumble match. It isn't just the fans that are questioning WWE's current creative direction overall it is also former talent/creative team members. For those who don't know Jim Cornette has a Podcast and his guest on this particular edition of his podcast was former WWE Star Lance Storm.
On the show Corny and Storm brought up a good point of over wrestling history there has never been a promotion where the Authority were heels until the Monday Night Wars. Everyone knows what happened to the WCW, but since 1997 the WWE has had a heel authority figure in form in charge of something on TV and it usually has been a McMahon. So for going on 18 years the WWE has had a heel authority figure and it has usually been a McMahon.
Now I am not saying that the Authority figure should never be a heel, what I am actually saying is that maybe the person who owns the company shouldn't either be the Authority or the heel because that could make people hate the company if they hate the Authority. Wrestling changed during the Monday Night Wars mostly for the better, but somewhat for the worse as well because in a way that was the time when the fans began to hate The Authority's handpicked guys and gravitate to who they want. During the Monday Night Wars the Authority's handpicked guys were a part of the Corporation and who did the fans pick well "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
Fast forward to modern times the same thing happened with The Authority now they hated Randy Orton, Batista, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns because one way or another they were picked to lead the company by The Authority. That is why I believe Daniel Bryan got so popular early last year because the people realized he was the opposite of what The Authority wanted and that's what made the fans gravitate towards him. Think about has a McMahon been in charge on TV for too long, and could having the real leaders of the company be heels on TV have damaging effects on the overall success of the company?