mvpjoe16 Asks: To me, there is a total lack of heat in today's WWE product. Reign's "polarizing" status aside, I really don't care who wins anything. On most PPV cards, I'm watching to see a favorite work, not to see an outcome per say. Attitude Era talent was very strong, however, I feel it also worked better in that there was a ton of heat on certain matches on TV and PPV that you did not want to miss. Not so much anymore. I tend to tie in the lack of heat with the total death of kayfabe and the fact that they pretty much advertise via social media that they are all social, so to speak. It bothers me that they can kafabe a reality show and pregame shows, but can't maintain at least a slight amount of suspended disbelief for the in ring portion of the product.
Do you believe that the lack of kayfabe damages the heat on wrestlers/matches? How can they get real heat on guys/matches? Can they get past the Authority/VKM being the only entities that can get real heat? (I <3 Vince and Steph BTW, its just that at some point they need some in ring heels that can produce the same outcome) At some point in time, I would like to actually feel invested in a match or the outcome of a storyline.