The process of change is underway in the WWE. Vince McMahon is getting older and will be handing the company's reins over to his daughter and son-in-law. I for one think that this causes the future to look bright for the company.
Whatever your thoughts about Paul Levesque the man are, nobody can really deny the fact that since he and Stephanie have been given more control of the company, there has been a dramatic increase in recruiting top talent from other promotions.
These are wrestlers signed to WWE that many fans of smaller and independent promotions have been clamoring to see make it to the big dance. Guys like Seth Rollins (Tyler Black), Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) and the Kings of Wrestling have been to FCW to work on any skills they may have been lacking previously.
To those who might say that these guys didn't need any polishing, that might be true, but I will further say that while they may have been ready to have been called up to the main roster, it was wise of Triple H to wait for there to be a storyline available for these talents so they have an impact when they show up instead of being kept in low-card purgatory.
There has been a changing of the guard at the Heavyweight Championship level with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan breaking the norm of the bodybuilder-look champions, and while this might not necessarily have been the complete work of Hunter and Stephanie, you can almost guarantee they have their fingerprints on it.
There did seem to be a rise in the tag-team division for a while, but that has cooled off recently. Also, there has been a bit more emphasis toward the mid-card titles and restoring some prestige to them, albeit in sporadic bursts.
I'm not saying that everything is perfect, or that it will be in the near future, but it does seem that a trend toward the better is beginning to happen again.
Sure, there are guys who are mired in the mid-to-low card that should be receiving more TV time, maybe even before the FCW guys get called up, but at least there seems to be an effort there now. Some things have been a bust (Sin Cara), but that could happen anywhere.
It isn't a hard formula to recreate what worked in the past to get fans to care about everybody on the roster and give them time to shine.
Hunter and Stephanie aren't stupid. They have been around the greatest minds in the business longer than they haven't been. Stephanie since she was born, and Hunter has been involved with pro wrestling for half of his life.
So have faith, fellow WWE fans. The world of professional wrestling is always going through peaks and valleys. It is a constant transition.
When Vince took over from his father, wrestling became bigger than it had ever been. And while there has been a lull and holding pattern for the past while, it will all start to rise like a phoenix from the ashes once more. I believe that rise is going to occur very soon.
Good luck, Mr. and Mrs. Levesque. I have faith in you.
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