Still Employed Part 2
Our series continues with Part 2! In the past WWE was very strict with having a long term booking plan with talent where on occasion talent would know at minimum six months ahead of time that they were going to win championship gold and for how long they'd hold the title. Even into the Attitude Era the company still had a long story arch to pretty much every aspect of the program. However, somewhere in the last decade or so the idea of long term booking fell apart in favor of Vince being a micro manager. Vince becoming a micro manager has prevented any writers or members of the creative team from planning ahead to help form a clear picture for the future.
In my opinion, one of the things that helped right the ship of Impact Wrestling was the fact that they changed the booking style that lead the company as they shifted to a more long term booking style. The reason that this has helped change the perception of talent as consistent booking of top stars allowed fans to invest in the ascension of certain stars. One of the main reasons that it has been hard for certain stars to catch on in modern WWE is due to the fact that they would disappear from time to time without a clear explanation.
The amount of stories that we've heard about Vince being behind a wrestler for a couple of weeks and then reports appear that Vince had lost interest in the same wrestlers. The reality is that you can't know if a wrestler will be a success or not in a couple of weeks it takes time for wrestlers to get fans attention. It is questionable why the company would spend programming to build up a wrestler only to take away the wins they just got. Ricochet, Finn Balor, Aleister Black, Andrade, and others fit this category of talent with start stop booking plaguing their careers on the main roster. Wins losing meaning if consistent wins end up going nowhere.
Speaking of Andrade the former United States Champion has been missing in action from programming since late 2020. This is surprising in itself due to the fact that it seemed like Andrade was finally on the rise, but after a directionless end to his feud with Angel Garza it was clear that Andrade was in line for a baby face turn and a comeback against Garza. However, WWE didn't see money in the feud and it is another thing that has fallen to the sands of time. Think back to the last time we saw Andrade, he alongside Zelina Vega was taken out by Alexa Bliss and The Feind thanks to Garza. That right there is setting up a feud without having to put much effort into the concept. Andrade has potential to be a top star and the heir apparent to Rey Mysterio, but apparently WWE doesn't see the same thing I do. In my opinion, this is one of the reasons that NXT should be used more to assit the main roster then as afterthought look what the brand has done for Finn Balor. Maybe having a working agreement wouldn't be the worst idea.
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