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IN Sports ON 07 Jan, 2016
WWE has been entertaining us for years, but only brawn isn't enough to keep our fingers in our mouths always and WWE has come a long way to realize it. With 2015 passing as one of the toughest years for the company, the new year has brought in more challenges. It would in fact be a nail-biter to see how WEE wrestles with 2016. Will it emerge out as a winner or will it be thrown out of the ring? We don't know. But we can weigh it's opponent and so here we bring the 11 heavy-weight problems that the company might face in the new year.
Talent never leads anyone to failure, or so it may seem conventional. However, NXT has been unfortunate on that front. The talent of the players in NXT is going to help them get upgraded to RAW. Which would mean NXT would be left with little or no talent at all. This may lead to the failure of the brand the company so passionately created.
Raw might be the best brand of WWE, but the changing times have changed the fans from enthusiastic to less enthusiastic and no one really wants to watch the show with that earnest zeal. The result? Raw's ratings are dropping rapidly and this might be a very major issue for WWE in near future.
Many might be still faithful to WWE, but fact is, their quality is deteriorating and in such times, UFC has entered the ring as a major player in entertainment sports. Many WWE fans have already jumped ship and are now UFC fans. With UFC's performance, let's see where does that leave WWE by the end of this year.
This is the year that will see many WWE stars going home after years of entertaining the masses. These stars include The Undertaker (51 in March), Sting (57 in March), Mark Henry (45 in June), Big Show (44 in February), Kane (49 in April). Moreover, John Cena who will turn 39 in April, has already expressed his resentment towards wrestling in his 40s. This might be a huge hollow for WWE and dealing with it is going to par on them.
Over the years, the perspective of the world has changed and in that perspective, WWE has turned from being an entertainment company to a garbage brand that shows boring wrestling games. This has made other huge companies turn their back on WWE and no one wishes to be associated with it. Perhaps the company will be on its own in 2016.
The only problem with Wrestle Mania 32 is that it will hardly be as good as its predecessors and the injury of Seth Rollins has added to the already bleak performance of the brand.
Needless to say, this is a huge problem for WWE. Injuries mean players being sent on the benches for long seasons and moreover injuries like Seth Rollins' knee or Tyson Kidd's neck can lead to the end of their careers. This can be a deal-breaker for WWE.
No one wants the fight to be a replica of two bulls going against each other as it was in ancient games. People need stories, backstage action and drama. Sadly, WWE has failed to bring that to the masses and this can lead to some major cut down in its popularity.
The network numbers of WWE are only hovering above the million mark. But to say that this is the company's success would be delusional. The fact is, WWE is struggling hard to generate revenue and this struggle is likely to take its toll on the company sometime soon.
That is the problem we do not know. This is based on the fact that every year, WWE has seen a new problem arising and if that continues to be so, this year's new problems would add a lot to the turmoil making it tough for Vince to keep up. This looks pretty hard.