Op-ED: WWE fan heeds controversy

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

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The World Wrestling Entertainment has faced many controversies for the decades that it’s been delivering top-notch entertainment; however, in this year alone, there have been multiple problems within the company that the fans are very unsatisfied with. 

Brock Lesnar is maybe the fiercest athlete in the world. He conquered the WWE and then he went on to dominate his opponents in UFC when he debuted in 2008. He returned to WWE in 2012 with a thunderous ovation. Since then, he has been the company’s number one money maker and has the company’s number one salary spot. 

One could say that with his incredible past in both companies, he has earned every penny of that salary. However, many say that he doesn’t deserve to earn that much money because he works part-time in WWE. 

It’s not just the fact that he wrestles part-time, but when he wins the WWE Universal Championship, it’s practically held hostage by him because we don’t see the title until the next huge PPV such as WrestleMania or SummerSlam. 

It’s true that he sells tickets and that may be the reason why Vince McMahon puts the title on him. The ironic thing is that if that were true, then shouldn’t Lesnar show up week in and week out like all the other wrestlers? 

This problem has been going on since WrestleMania 33 of last year since he won the Universal Championship from Bill Goldberg. 

Another UFC star has shown her face here in the WWE, Ronda Rousey. Now, it’s well known that she really is “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” and that she is just as intimidating as her UFC record. 

Rousey was in a bad state of mind following the defeat but she soon started to appear in the world of professional wrestling in 2015 at WrestleMania 31 when Dwayne Johnson came to her at ringside to side with him in a face-off with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Three years later, she officially began her career in WWE at the Royal Rumble.

Triple H stated that she wasn’t going to be treated special within the company because of her star status; however, his statement has clearly been proven wrong. A few months later, Rousey’s very first match was high-caliber when she debuted at WrestleMania to team with Kurt Angle to take on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. 

Only four months after her greatly impressive debut, she won the Raw Women’s Championship from Alexa Bliss. 

In between her debut and her first WWE Championship win, she has struggled with in-ring promos and is sloppy in the ring. But the fans have to understand that WWE basically threw her in as soon as she signed her contract with them. 

Charisma, ring skills, and mic skills don’t come naturally to everyone who dreams of being in WWE. 

Lesnar and Rousey are just two of the fan problems that are brewing in today’s WWE. Apparently bringing in former UFC fighters is sweet at first until the fans turn sour at their special treatment. However, we all know that fans will still subscribe to the WWE Network, still buy merch, and will still buy tickets. We’ll just have to see what the future holds.

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