Originally Posted by D.R.H.
I didn't mean that kind of developmental depth. I should have said depth of development on the main roster. I can't remember the last time the made me care about anything other than the main two feuds...and usually the can't get me to care about them at this point. For all the craziness we often remember at the end, the early days of WCW were fantastic at making you care about the roster top to bottom. Did we care about Sting's feud with the Horsemen? Sure...but we also cared about the R&R Express feuding with the Freebirds over the tag belts. We also cared about guys like Anderson and Stunning Steve, wondering if anyone could take the TV Title away from them in the 15 minute time limit. When the Cruierweights came along, they made everyone care about flippey dippey midgets. That lack of top to bottom focus is what has put the PW business in the doldrums, and IMHO Weekly television and the ratings focus change in the last decade has done this.
Ah, I gotcha. That's what I get for posting while drinking.
You're right and that's the other problem right now. And its because of the sitcom writers having no clue of how to "book" wrestling. They focus on characters and their segments, but have no idea how to put it all together for one show or even a month at a time.
I remember when Vince was well known for having the next two years of booking in the can at any one time. He would already be thinking about Mania XXI by now. I would be surprised if they know what they are going to do next month, the way they are going.