WWE officials are leaning towards two things these days. First, at the appease of Vince McMahon, the feel of the new network set to be launched, fittingly, on April Fools' Day, is said to be more of a lifestyle type of channel and less of a wrestling channel. Though plenty of actual wrestling programs are set to air with bonus features added as well as the potential for the PPVs that aren't in the big four, the focus is said to be surrounding the culture of pro wrestling rather than the product itself.
Compoundly, CM Punk is in danger of losing the WWE Title in the coming weeks due to poor ratings performance during his segments. I have a question for those in the white tower....if you guys are losing viewers in droves and ratings are becoming erratic at best, why launch a channel where the norm is what you are already doing right now? The direction of the WWE product is moving away from the ring and, as a result, is becoming an inferior product than it was even a year ago, which was dismal at it's apex.
I am at a complete loss for words. With so much talent on the roster and the budget to make this thing into a powerhouse for the long haul, why alienate such a powerful core fanbase by moving even further away from an in-ring product? The level of ineptitude is staggering, people. I have been saying that the returns of The Rock and anyone else from the, now dead, Attitude Era is a band-aid on a bullet wound, but so far, critics have yet to catch on. If they plan on removing the straps and placing shackles on the performers who can do something about the ratings they seem to be so afraid of losing, no progress will ever be made. THIS is WCW reborn, not TNA.