Four Quick Thoughts On Hell In A Cell & These Post-Show Shows
Laying The Smackdown On "Talking Smack"
Can anyone honestly say they watch WWE's Talking Smack show?
...I didn't think so.
The over exposure of WWE programming has reached new heights with "Talking Smack" and its companion show "Raw Talk". These shows immediately follow pay-per-view specials on the WWE network with superstars commenting on the nights happenings.
Did I mention these shows start immediately after the pay-per-view?
As a young wrestling fan who grew up during the infamous Monday Night Wars, "Raw" was the place to be after a pay-per-view. Fans would find out Stone Cold Steve Austin's reaction from the previous nights title loss. They'd wait all day to see how he'd raise hell. The suspense would build as showtime approached.
It was must-see television.
"Talking Smack" is the farthest thing from must-see television. In fact, it's not on traditional television. And it’s certainly not must-see programming.
WWE has forgotten what suspense is. And they don't care how that impacts the quality of the Raw and Smackdown shows.
They would rather overwhelm viewers with content on the WWE Network, and fill empty time on traditional television with poorly acted KFC commercials.
By the way...an old white guy pimping genetically modified chicken....
Other Notes From Hell In A Cell
- Having a 47-year-old father of 3 dive off a steel cell should not be the only way to create entertaining programming.
- I hate tag team wrestling but the New Day and the Usos usually deliver the goods.
- WWE should have treated the Women's division more like the Cruiserweight division and kept all talent on one show.
- I actually like professional wrestling. Too bad WWE no longer has that on Monday and Tuesday nights.