Former five times WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James recently said that WWE is failing to book long term storylines right now.
The claim is completely right. Currently, there are no long term storylines in WWE except one or two and they are of course the world title pictures only. Currently there is no good non title storylines, accept the world titles there is no build up to any other championships at all. Antic women’s division is turning out to be a complete joke right now.
Mickie James Says WWE Is Struggling To Book Long Term Storylines
There are even some recent instances that way started from storylines and left them unfinished. For example, Drew McIntyre vs. Mace and T Bar storyline. At first it felt like the two individuals are the new members of the hurt Business, this is the reason they are attacking Drew McIntyre. But the storyline remained completely unfinished and they did not even bother to tell the consequences of it.
Another example is the Big E vs. Aleister Black storyline. Just after the story started, they released Black and did not even mention it since. Some fans are saying that this is happening because of the covid-19 pandemic and it will improve after the return of the fans in live events. But what can stop you from writing good stories and make good bookings. You do not need a lot of money for these fixes.
Former WWE Divas champion Mickie James recently spoke on this matter when she talked to Busted Open Radio. She said;
“And I think that, me anyway, comes from a perception of where are we going here? Where’s the payoff, how far is it? That’s where we’re going to get there kind of thing. Three months from now, whatever that is. And I like to think backward so that each step is a bigger step in that direction.
“And I think a lot of times when television is being written in the short term. There’s no long-term perspective except for one or two storylines. When it’s so shortsighted, you end up cutting off your nose to spite your face sometimes because you’ll bury a talent two weeks ago, and then you’ll turn around and building them, or pushing them, or they’re winning championships three weeks from there, out of nowhere.
“So, it’s just kind of crazy sometimes, and maybe people just don’t watch wrestling that way. Maybe it is the wrestling fans that have changed. I don’t know, that’s kind of what I’m trying to understand. Then I started to feel like, ‘OK, maybe my long-term vision or that kind of thing of building in those story aspects or moments and emotions, maybe that’s just not the way we work wrestling anymore.’ I don’t really know.”
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