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 AW Executive Vice PresidentAW Executive Vice PresidentIcon5 years agoLikeReply
 
I don't think it is that bad. It WAS getting a little stale, but now I am really interested to see where Kane is going to fit in as Director of Operations. I will say with the McMahons and all these authority figures popping up has effectively killed the Office of the General Manager. Although Vickie still makes her presence known on Smackdown, we all know they have no more power and authority than any superstar on the roster anymore. The Shield in my opinion are going to be breakout stars of 2014 in their own rights. And not a bad way to go on the way there by main eventing with Orton and being in every high profile angle on RAW. I think I am going to reserve judgement on The Authority, but so far I am enjoying it.
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 PeepNationPeepNationCruiserweight Champion5 years agoLikeReply
 
Not as damaging as you think firstly Miz has no reason to be a face he is suited better as a heel. Dolph for some reason it seems no matter how hard can never stay at the top for long before being brought back down to middle card. CM Punk wanted the feud with Heyman but that has been going on for a while and to be honest was getting old. So Punk feuding with the Wyats I have no problem with it.
 AW Executive Vice PresidentAW Executive Vice PresidentIcon5 years agoLikeReply
 
You should really listen to some of the reporting that happens. USA Network wanted the McMahons back on TV. Stephanie and Vince don't seem to have any issues staying off camera. But when your TV Network asks for it, you try to make it happen. You don't have a copy of the Miz's script from RAW, so you don't know what he was supposed to say or not say. I am sorry because we usually agree on a lot of things. But it sounds like you are very angry over The Authority storyline, and just feel like blaming all of WWE's problems on it. By the way, such other changes that are happening at the same time: The tag team division hasn't been this strong in years. Would you have guessed that Goldust would still have it? Not many did. Yes The Shield isn't tag team champions at the moment, live with it. No faction lasts forever. Yeah DX keeps reforming and retiring, but they aren't a constant presence on TV. The last great group to make it this long was Evolution and The Legacy. And I don't think for one second any of them are complaining about their meteoric rise to the main event, so why are you?
 PhenomvsIconJobber5 years agoLikeReply
 
It remains to be seen whether or not your point(s) on Kane are true or not. Too early to tell now. My guess in that Kane's business with The Wyatts may not be over. It's no coincidence that Kane's unmasked now after returning following the filming of See No Evil 2. Any idiot can see that he's unmasked in order to push that movie like he used the May 19th release date of the first See No Evil back in 2006 for a TV angle to push that film.

Getting back to The Wyatts, they keep saying "The Devil" and we all know Kane is referred to or has been referred to as The Devil's Favorite Demon, a name first used back in 2010 when he was like he is now, unmasked so perhaps it'll be revealed that Kane is The Devil that are making The Wyatts do whatever they are doing and maybe The Devil's orders are actually coming from The Authority since Kane is their monster to unleash.
 JerichoholicX Division Champion5 years agoLikeReply
 
Hmmm... Thanks for the comments. A lot of you disagree with me on this. Interesting debate.

I know that the network wanted to see more McMahons on TV and WWE write their storylines with this in mind.

I actually think the Authority Angle is a good strong angle. But I also think that it does not have to be the only angle WWE puts any effort into. I think with better planning from the writers WWE would not have to kill other angles that are in progress.

The Authority Angle so far has:
- tried to capitalise on the dominance of the Shield, by bringing them in as henchmen for Triple H, but in doing so has slowed some of their momentum. Authority Story wins. The Shield as an entity loses.
- plucked Kane from the Wyatt story, mid story. Authority story wins. Kane vs Wyatts story loses.
- highlighted the power of the Authority, by showing upper-mid-card faces such as Miz and Ziggler unprepared to speak out when prompted. Authority story wins. The character of Miz loses. The character of Dolph loses.

For my last point above, to illustrate what I mean....
Raw recently had a poll to see who would face Randy Orton in a match. Miz, Ziggler and Big E were in the poll. Big E won in a landslide. Fans will not support wrestlers who are booked as spineless. In Ziggler's case, compare that shocking poll to the "We Want Ziggler" chants before he cashed in, and the huge pop when he did cash in.

Another example.
When Randy Orton was bullying his Legacy stable-mates in the run-up to their triple threat match at Wrestlemania, Cody and Ted were billed as spineless. The WWE plan was for Ted to eventually get over as a face, and rise against Orton. But WWE booked Ted and Cody as spineless for so long that the fans began to just see them as spineless and started to cheer for Orton. Cody was able to recover from this, but where is Ted Dibiase now?

In any storyline, to make someone appear strong, you must make someone else appear weak. However, if this is overdone, the perceived weakness of the character in the eyes of fans will continue into future storylines.

Bottom line. The Authority storyline in isolation is very good. But it is coming at a cost in my opinion.

I agree that the tag team division is improving. Though, I'd like to see more natural tag-teams instead of two singles wrestlers thrown together for a short period of time. I would put the belts on the Usos, once Cody and Goldust drop them.
_Injustice_Cruiserweight Champion5 years agoLikeReply
 
I agree with most of what you have said.  The authority angle is interesting but it is damaging to certain superstars.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon need to make sure that whatever superstar they work with comes out looking better than they did going into it.  Randy Orton is the WWE Champ but he is hardly a major player in the Authority Angle.  Daniel Bryan was the hottest face in the WWE but now he is viewed as just another small guy who couldn't get it done.  They mishandled Daniel Bryan throughout the whole angle.  Dolph Ziggler and The Miz were made to look weak and still haven't gotten their retribution.  It seems like all 4 of these guys are worse off than before.
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  TheMan__X Division Champion5 years agoLikeReply
  
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I agree with most of what you have said.  The authority angle is interesting but it is damaging to certain superstars.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon need to make sure that whatever superstar they work with comes out looking better than they did going into it.  Randy Orton is the WWE Champ but he is hardly a major player in the Authority Angle.  Daniel Bryan was the hottest face in the WWE but now he is viewed as just another small guy who couldn't get it done.  They mishandled Daniel Bryan throughout the whole angle.  Dolph Ziggler and The Miz were made to look weak and still haven't gotten their retribution.  It seems like all 4 of these guys are worse off than before.

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 JerichoholicX Division Champion5 years agoLikeReply
 
Take it easy D.O.O., I haven't changed my stance at all. 

Both of my posts are saying the same thing. 
The Authority story, while good, is damaging a lot of other wrestlers character's and other good angles. That is what both of my posts are saying.

If people disagree with me that's totally fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I haven't done a 180 U-turn as you suggest.
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